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

 

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    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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  • #ad Did you hear the good news?! 😱@JCPenney's Bonus Bucks is happening right now. For every $50 spent, you get $10 back to spend on another purchase. How amazing is that? @JCPenney is the one-stop shopping destination for back to school style and value for the whole family.
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We found so many cute Arizona graphic tees and comfy shorts for Mia at prices even I couldn’t believe. Plus, they also have these awesome black w/ pink Nike sneakers Mia’s obsessed with at 25% off. Total win-win!
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Love that @JCPenney offers great styles at great values, making it easy for our family to discover items we love for less time, money and effort. #AllAtJCP #backtoschool
  • When you’re toddler runs for the hills and no longer wants to take a mommy daughter pic with you. 😆 Zoom in on the right. She said ‘no pikcha’ and kept running. 😭 So now ya know, if Lexi is not in my feed she’s probably running for the hills.🤣 .
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  • Not my kitchen...yet. 🤣 This gorgeous kitchen is inside @jessicaalba ‘s @honest headquarters. I definitely got some kitchen inspo for ours. 🤩
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After 7yrs of owning our home, saving up and doing some research this past year, we’re finally starting our kitchen renovation this week!! To say I’m excited and stressed is an understatement. Excited to see the end result but stressed about the mess and being kitchen-less with kids. 🙈😆 For those who have done it, any tips? For those who haven’t, what would you change in your kitchen if you could? 📸 @lin_marty .
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  • Piña colada 🍹 twinning for the win! Only mine has mama juice in it. 😆
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Living life and capturing these sweet summer memories with all the data 🤳 I need anywhere #Verizon #BetterMatters #brandpartner @verizon
  • This little nugget is almost 7 and already started 2nd grade this week. Someone pass me a box of tissues. When did she get so big? 😢
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This year, she put together her own outfits with @ChildrensPlace. I'm loving that she added a touch of her favorite things - animals and sequins. 😊 Swipe to see! Even her awesome rose gold boots have flip sequins on them. Anyone else have kids that are obsessed with flip sequins?
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The Children's Place is encouraging kids to always be themselves and embrace their own personal styles this school year. #AlwaysBU 👏They offer a one-stop shopping experience with a wide assortment of quality clothing, shoes, and accessories...all available at unmatched value. Check out the link in our bio to shop back-to-school looks! https://bit.ly/2LqArss #AD
  • Mia picked out this big girl outfit for 2nd grade. And after snapping these pics I came to the realization that my baby girl is not so little anymore. It's like she grew over summer. 
She's obsessed with this @ChildrensPlace outfit. Picked everything out from head (cat ears) to toe (flip sequins rose gold boots). 😍🙌🏼 The Children's Place is going back to school with a positive, new attitude - to #AlwaysBU ✌️ They're encouraging kids to always be themselves, to embrace their individuality, and stay true to themselves as they walk through the halls this year. 
Check out the link in our bio to shop back-to-school looks! https://bit.ly/2LqArss #AD #childrensplace
  • Add a little Disney magic ✨ into your kids bedtime 😴 routine with the NEW Disney store’s Sleep Shop Hotline* and Expert Tips. .
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The toll-free number, 1-877-7-MICKEY, has five special messages from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy to give kids something to look forward to at bedtime. The phone number will run from today through August 31 and is available throughout the United States and Canada.
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And in an effort to help improve the bedtime battle, Disney store and shopDisney have teamed up with Lauren Olson, a certified pediatric sleep coach and founder of “Sleep and the City” to give her top tips to help parents trouble shoot common sleep challenges. To check out the full array of sleep shop offerings and see Lauren’s full tips at www.shopDisney.com/sleep-shop. 😉🙌🏼 #ad @ShopDisney #shopdisney
  • “Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless. ” – Notes from Nora
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Don’t get it twisted. We’re an imperfect family. We have our fair share of tantrums, and disagreements but we also love each other hard, lift each other up, celebrate our successes and push each other forward when we fail. For that, never taking US for granted. .
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Having an early bday celebration for our 1st born at the Disneyland Hotel & Parks. This kid really knows what to ask for. 🤣😆 Check out our stories. #grateful #blessed #perfectlyimperfectfamily #birthdaygirl #disneylandhotel #disneyresort #disneyhotel 📸 @lilyro_ 💕