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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  • 🍭💍Because it's a ring pop kinda party over here. Cheers to being 38! And yes, if you saw yesterday’s post, we have back to back birthdays. 😂🎉
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Exactly two years ago, I was celebrating my 36th birthday at the hospital with a cranapple juice on the rocks, two beautiful healthy kiddos and an amazing birthing coach, my husband. Well at least he didn't pass out both times. 🤣😉 And a big thank you to @lilyro_ for always capturing the best moments. 🙏 #beyondblessed #beyondgratefulforthislifeofmine #itsmybirthday #motheroverloadhair
  • 🎉Today you are two! 🎉 And although we’ve been celebrating you hard all weekend long, I can’t help but get teary eyed that you’re no longer a baby today, officially. 😭 .
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Love that you’re a foodie, feisty yet introverted, my personal trainer 😅, have a heart of gold, are hilarious and super independent at a young age. Ahem, we’ve entered the “no, I do it” stage. 🤣 But most of all, that you’re besties with your big sister.👯‍♀️💕
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Tune in this week to see all the fun we had celebrating this little nugget at @skyparksantasvillage The cutest place for the whole family nestled up in the Southern CA mountains. PC: 📷😍 @lilyro_  #bithdaygirl #helloterrifictwos #santasvillage #SkyParkCA #mediapartner
  • True story, I've always had a hard time finding a perfect cleanser. One that actually helps with my combination skin (plus is ideal with my acne-prone skin). Anyone else on the same boat? 💁‍♀️
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Well this @Exuviance Clarifying Cleanser has been amazing in tackling both! It removes makeup, dirt and excess oil AND reduces bacteria that can trigger breakouts. But the best part is that it has a light botanical tea tree oil conditioner that soothes and improves skin texture. Absolutely loving how my skin feels clean afterwards. If this sounds like a product you could use, click the link in my bio! 🙌🏼😉#IworkwithExuviance  #skincare #healthyskin #Exuviance
  • 📚Mia: Hey Google! What is 19-4 and who is Abraham Lincoln? Google Mini: The answer is 15. According to wikipedia, Abraham Lincoln was an American statesmen and lawyer who served as the 16th president..." Mia: this thing is awesome mom! .
📝Love that Mia can go over her homework and make sure it's all correct using our Google Home Mini. .
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🔍Google Home Mini has been helping us learn something new everyday! We can ask it any question, play games (hello Mickey Mouse Adventure & Star Wars Trivia!), listen to stories, holiday jams, and even ask about the weather. Next up, I'm having Mia write down our grocery list by asking Google Mini to help with spelling. 🙌🏼✨@madebygoogle #GoogleHome #ad #holidaygifts
  • Keeping it real over here. I'm all about healthy meals but chocolate and wine = major weakness. 🍫🍷Looks like @harryanddavid got the memo. Just in time to celebrate my birthday month. 🙈😍🎉
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What’s your weakness?? Grab a @harryanddavid gift box for yourself and for a mama that could sure use one too during this holiday season. Go to http://bit.ly/harrydavid15 and enter our discount code OVERLOAD15 to save 15% off your entire order. 🙌🏼😉#ad #HappinessDelivered #happyholidays #holidayseason
  • ⛄️Winter Vibes🌲☺️Have you seen the new @koolaburra by UGG boots for mamas and girls?? 👀 😍Trust me, they’re beyond comfortable and super stylish. Just in time for winter. .
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Check out our stories to see all their options & styles. 😘 📸😍 @roam_and_live #ad #ToTwinOrNotToTwin #koolaburra #ugg #motherdaughter #winterboots  #mommyandme #ministyle #holidayseason
  • Remember this burgundy velvet jumpsuit I posted a couple months ago? Well, it’s officially my go-to for the holiday season. Love that you can dress it up or down and it’s beyond soft and comfy. #holidayoutfit #holidayseason #holidayparty #targetstyle #motheroverloadhair
  • You want your kids to grow up, and you don’t want your kids to grow up. You want your kids to become independent of you, BUT also a worse nightmare that they won’t need you. It’s like the real tragedy of parenting. —Jonathan Safran
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It’s all so bitter sweet and conflicting, right? Quick, someone do me a favor & pass me the tissue box. 🤧🤧🤧 My baby Lexi is no longer a baby anymore. 10-day count down to the terrific two’s. #lexiturnstwo 😭🤗😭🤗🎂🍭🎀 #birthdaygirl #babygirl #flashbackfriday