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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  • Did you know SkyPark at Santa’s Village is celebrating Fall too?!🎃🎅🏼 Celebrando el otoño en el pueblo de Papá Noel.
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We had so much fun today at the Pumpkins in the Pines fall festival which includes: A Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Painting, Scavenger Hunt, Trick or Treating, Face Painting, Northwoods Characters Experiences, Artisan Vendor Fair, Fall Flavors & and even a visit with Santa. But hurry, it only takes place Oct. 20/21 & 27/28. 😉 🎃🎅🏼
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Admission to Pumpkins in ‪the Pines‬ gives guests access to all of the attractions at SkyPark at Santa’s Village as well. This means you can zipline, shoot arrows at the archery range, rock climb, ride the pedal cars, mountain bike, and more all for one price. 🙌 @skyparksantasvillage #makingspiritsbright 📸 @lilyro_ #happyfallyall #fall2018 #pumpkinspice #pumpkins #pumpkinpicking
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  • That Toddler Life! 🏃‍♀️😅
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Last weekend we were invited to attend a #SeeTheGood event hosted by @treetopinc and my sweet mama friend Carly from @lipglossandcrayons at the Los Angeles Zoo! You all know my girls are obsessed with animals so they couldn’t wait to go. .
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Have you been to the ‪LA Zoo‬ around this time of year? Check out our stories to see all the BOO at the LA Zoo FUN and the cutest halloween DIY. And I'm loving that the @treetopinc pouches are clear so you can physically see all the good in them. Plus, they're giving back to the community by donating a case of their applesauce pouches to the LA Food Bank every time the  #SeeTheGood hashtag is used. Go go go! ☺️🏃‍♀️#hosted #Treetop #LAZoo .
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#toddlerlife #toddler #momlife #toddlerfashion #toddlersofinstagram #letthembelittle #adorable #parenting #kidsofinstagram #toddlermom #toddlersofig #babygirl #girlmom #honestmotherhood #toddlers #halloween #cutekids #parenthood #kidsforreal #toddlerfun
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So for that, I’m always prepared and carry with me @belvita. Did you know that belVita Breakfast Biscuits have NO high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners or artificial flavors? They also provide 4 hours of nutritious steady energy. And best of all they’re tasty, wholesome and convenient for us busy folks. #belVitaPartner #MyWholesomeBreakfast
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And with so many bedtime routine blog posts and tips out there, I've come to the realization that they’re not all perfect for every family out there. Certainly not ours. But one things for sure, we can all appreciate a stress-free routine, right? 🙋‍♀️ .
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Check out our latest blog post.  A STRESS-FREE TODDLER BEDTIME ROUTINE which includes tips that actually work. Plus, all the reasons why we incorporated the new & improved JOHNSON’S® baby products into our bedtime routine. #TryJohnsonsBaby #ChooseGentle #Stress-Free #CollectiveBias #babygirl
  • #AD | Getting an annual eye exam is important for kids and adults even if you don’t wear contacts or glasses. You see, as first time parents we had no idea that kids should get their very first eye exam at six-months of age. And unfortunately, we learned this the hard way. Check out our latest blog post to see what happened to our oldest daughter Mia when she was only 2 years old and we neglected to get her her first eye exam let alone add her to our vision plan. @vspvisioncare
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Happy belated “International Day of the Girl” to all the kind, brave and super smart girls out there. Especially these two love bugs of mine. May you have the courage to stand up when things are not right and may you never take no for an answer when it comes to your dreams 🌟 and goals. #MisAmores #girlpwr 👧🏻👧🏼 👊 #internationaldayofthegirl