Instant Family & L.A Mamacitas

My little Castro’s, the husband, and I had a lot of fun making ornaments and wrapping gifts for foster children this past Sunday with the L.A Mamacitas promoting the upcoming release of the movie Instant Family.

“ When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child, but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hope of becoming a family.”

Instant Family comes out in theaters November 16th. If you haven’t had the chance to watch the trailer, you can watch it here.


With the upcoming release of this movie it was a great opportunity to teach our children about giving back. As parents, we all want our children to grow up healthy and successful. We also want our children to be grateful for what they have been given and have compassion for those who are in need. This Sunday was the perfect day to introduce those intentions. Although my children are still very young (1, 2, 5) it is never too early to start teaching them about giving back, specially my oldest who will be 6 in a couple months and comprehends so much more.

The L.A Mamacitas (Janet and Ruby) had a table to decorate ornaments and a table to wrap gifts that will be given to foster children in our communities


My children enjoyed the crafting, but boy were they all over the wrapping. They were aware that the gits were for children who didn’t have families, and my heart broke as they quickly asked and worried as to why they didn’t have families and why did they didn’t have homes. In that moment I knew this would make a great teaching moment for us. Teaching my children the spirit of giving, showing them the importance of thinking of others, and modeling kindness has always been our priority over any other achievement.


My family and I had a great time and we can not wait to watch Instant Family in theaters November 16th.


Thank you Janet and Ruby for the opportunity to give a little back and for the memories I created with my little family.


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NOTE: This blog post is sponsored by the L.A Mamaciatas but all content is my own.

con amor,

Martha Castro