Denise Cortes is a writer/blogger and an artist when she isn’t tending to her family and teaching art. Denise is the content creator at Pearmama.com, a blog about a Latina mom raising six kids and living a creative life. A native of Southern California, Denise has been blogging since 2006, when her husband suggested she continue her life-long practice of journal writing about life and family. Since then, she's been sharing fun DIY craft projects, Latino culture, creating art on TOMS shoes and writing heartfelt parenting stories about her children, ages 8 to 16. Obsessed with Frida Kahlo and Día de los Muertos, Denise enjoys making things with her kids as a means of cultivating a creative spirit.
What was your favorite toy as a child?
My favorite toy were Barbies. I was such a fiend and I couldn’t get enough of them. I would pack them into my yellow Barbie motorhome and they’d set up camp in my backyard along with inflatable furniture and a pool.