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Being a Disney fan is magical. I adore and gain interest in anything Disney, with our most recent fascination being with the new Disney Channel series, Elena of Avalor. Elena’s family has encouraged her to be a super strong, compassionate leader and I have decided to share a little about one special person from my childhood who empowered me to be a leader and someone who is now empowering my own princess.
Elena of Avalor was created to be the first Latina princess and made her Royal Debut last Friday, July 22nd. To celebrate, we hosted a wonderful viewing party with decorations, costumes, toys, crafts and a cupcake cake!
As I watched the show with the girls, I was instantly taken in by the stories. I’ve always taught my nieces and my own daughter to be leaders! To not follow anyone because what they might be doing or what they may have is perfect for them, but not always right for everyone else.
As a child, my Tia (aunt) gave me tough love. She’s a yeller, not because she’s angry, but because she is a LOUD latina! She taught me to be strict. To know exactly what I want and go for it! As I grew up I continuously looked up to her for guidance. When I had my own daughter, I could not wait for them to meet because I know they would be a match for each other. They have the same attitude and don’t let anyone tell them what to do.
|Tia & Gabby|
Another special person in my childhood who empowered me to be a leader was my Mami. She raised us to be leaders and to excel in everything we do! She taught us to never settle for less and strive for the win. She embedded in our minds that we are never too young or too old to follow our dreams. Our mother didn’t stop empowering us when we got older. She continued to do so and began empowering our own children. For that I will always be grateful!
|Me, Gabby & Grandma|
Being given the opportunity to host an Elena of Avalor party not only allowed me to show the skills I have obtained and nearly mastered thanks to my mother, but it was a magical opportunity to allow the girls to individually express themselves through singing and individual crafting. The crafts were the same, but as individual mini leaders… their outcomes were different.
I would sincerely love to encourage all my readers to tune into the Disney Channel with us each week to follow the latest royal adventures of the First Latina Princess, Elena of Avalor, on Fridays at 7:30pm ET & PT/6:30pm CT