About


Hey there! I’m Gladys. Born and raised in sunny southern California. Married to my college sweetheart, Rey, and mamá to dos nenas, Mia and Lexi. The Mother Overload is a lifestyle blog that speaks to all things motherhood, style on a budget, healthy recipes as well as glimpses into our bilingual parenting journey.

You can find us hanging out at Disneyland, our local beaches, visiting family and friends or planning our next family adventure.

We hope you enjoy this little corner of ours as much we enjoy sharing it all with you. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive alerts on future giveaways, deals, recipes and cute free printables.

Abrazos (Hugs) — Gladys

 

For inquiries, collaborations or to simply connect: themotheroverloadblog@gmail.com









    14 COMMENTS

  • Cassie September 27, 2013 Reply

    Love your site! <3 Lots of love from AZ!

  • Heather October 3, 2013 Reply

    “About | The Mother Overload” was a extremely wonderful article, .
    Keep writing and I’m going to keep browsing! Thanks ,Hilda

    • themotheroverload October 3, 2013 Reply

      Thank you so much for reading, and for sharing your feedback with us! Stay tuned for more posts every week. 🙂

  • Cynthia Adame December 12, 2013 Reply

    Just love, love, love everything you have here. Just what a mother needs.

  • Just wanted to drop a little note to tell you how amazing of a job you’re doing! Keep up the amazing blogs ! Oh and you’re layout is super clean and beautiful to look at! See you on IG my mama friend 🙂

    • themotheroverload March 12, 2014 Reply

      Thanks so much for your kind words! Love seeing pictures of your gorgeous family 😉 XO

  • Magda May 14, 2014 Reply

    Great site! Waiting on a blog or tips on hair care! Love your long hair:)

    • themotheroverload May 15, 2014 Reply

      Thanks for stoping by and reading Magda! Do you have a blog of your own? I’d love to connect. Oh and thank you for your sweet words as well.;)

  • tocayita June 6, 2014 Reply

    Hola bella vine a tu blog y me encanta amiga …yo soy tengo diabetes y creo mas viene de que voy a aprender mucho aquí contigo be sitos bella.

    • themotheroverload June 13, 2014 Reply

      Amiga! No sabia! Espero que encuentres algo que te ayude en mi blog. 😉 Besitos.

  • Gladys June 6, 2014 Reply

    Hola amiga, es tu tocayita amiga bella no boy a e star X ig así que aquí te voy a estar visitando

    • themotheroverload June 13, 2014 Reply

      Que bien! Aquí estamos en contacto. 😉 Voy a subir otro video de otra mamá para Fitness Friday. Espero que te guste. La semana proxíma, voy a subir mi video y tambien tips sobre como comer más saludable y estar activa. 😉

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I read this a few weeks ago and it has been stuck in my head ever since. It’s easy to get caught up in the comparison game more so with all the social media outlets but remember this... Stay true to who you are because that itself is what sets you apart. And how are you using your uniqueness to inspire and uplift others?
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Loving these fun daddy & me graphic tees from @childrensplace Especially these as they're so fitting for these 3! Check out all the styles available for your family via our link in bio. Perfect for Father's Day. #ad  #mystylePlace PC: @lin_marty .
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The truth is, I’ve always been a huge fan ever since I was first introduced to wine many moons ago. ☺️ So don’t mind me. I’ll be over here doing hair flips and a happy dance with this rad vintage dress. Yay for Old School California Chardonnay! #ad @harken_wine