Carmen Ordonez

Carmen Ordonez is a Latina fashion and lifestyle expert, spokesperson and TV personality. She has been featured in numerous media outlets including The New York Times, NBC, Telemundo, People Magazine and is a regular guest on Univision's national morning show, Despierta America. When she isn't in front of the cameras, she is chasing her 15-month-old, Andres Sebastian, around the house (he loves to give her mini heart-attacks by climbing on everything!) She has been married for seven years with her husband Fernando Ordonez and lives in Miami, Florida with her hubby, toddler son and their two dogs (a beagle named Scrappy and Rottweiler Bear). In addition to Disney Baby, you can find Carmen on her fashion blog, Viva Fashion, where she writes about fashion on a budget.

First Disney on Ice with My 20-Month-Old

Today, the hubby and I took Andres Sebatian to go see Disney on Ice for the very first time. We thought about going last year, when he was just 10 months old, but thought he might be too little to actually enjoy it. Now that he’s 20 months old, it was just perfect. I was a bit anxious at the beginning and wasn’t sure if he was going to sit still for two hours. But he behaved so well, and his eyes were glued to the stage from start to finish.

Meeting "Abuelita" for the First Time

My parents got divorced when I was just nine years old. I stayed close to my mom’s side of the family growing up, but my father’s side was a different story. We lost touch, which was very unfortunate. The last memory I had of my grandmother was when I was just five years old. I remember her coming to visit us in Miami — she lived in California at the time. I also remember a pair of hand knitted pink crochet socks she made for me. I was the happiest little girl with those pink socks. It’s funny how sometimes you remember the most random things.

My Favorite Spanish Nursery Rhymes

A while back I shared some of my favorite English nursery rhymes (translated to Spanish). And today, in honor of Hispanic Heritage month, I thought I would share some of my favorite Spanish nursery rhymes. These are the ones I learned from my mom, and now passing them on to my son.

From Meltdowns to Kisses: The First Month of School

He did it!

Our toddler survived his first month of school. Earlier this year, we decided to enroll him in a toddler Montessori program. I remember the day before he started class, crying in my living room as I prepared his little uniform. I told myself I wouldn’t cry, but of course, I did. When did my baby turn into a toddler?

The first few days of school, drop-off was the most challenging.

5 Tips for Traveling for Work While Breastfeeding

Traveling for work as a new mom can be pretty stressful as it is, but add nursing to the mix, and it can be a real challenge.

When my son was just 4 months old, I had to take my first work trip to New York to do a TV segment for a brand I was representing. Although I was going to be gone for less than 24 hours, I remember being so nervous/anxious.

In case you are planning to travel for work and are breastfeeding, here are a few tips that worked for me:

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