It’s back to school time! This week on the show we had a special guest. Miriam Carrillo has dedicated her career to ensuring kids meet their full potential and achieve their dreams. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and a Minor in Educational Studies from the University of California, Irvine. She earned her Master’s degree in Education and Counseling from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She currently serves as the Director for the Upward Bound in Corona High School. She came to the show to talk to us about how we can support our children towards achieving their academic and professional goals from the beginning.

Miriam is also in the thick of the first few months of being a working mom to a beautiful baby boy, Franco. 

Miriam told us all about the options available to students that go well beyond the traditional bachelor degree. In fact, students can choose from a variety of trade programs, and pursue their individual interests.

We also go into how we can start preparing our kids for the future from the beginning and how we can build a culture of knowledge and love of learning.

Bricia also opens up a discussion about the financing of college and her views on how parents should approach the conversation about this with their teenagers, life skills, and why even kids need a side hustle.

We also talk about education that goes beyond the classroom and why parents are the most important educators and supporters. And how the power of exposure goes a long way!

This is a great episode for anyone who wants to know how to raise driven, self-motivated and self-sufficient children.

We also get the latest on Paulina’s baby prep, and Bricia’s upcoming vacation!

Talk. Read. Sing Tips:

Miriam: I used diaper changes to sing to my child. This a great way to connect with your child and it also helps calm him during changes. Don’t forget to share more moments with us on social media by tagging us and using the #talkreadsing.

Tips/Picks of the Week:

  • Miriam: I think everyone should watch “The Mask You Live In.” I also want to recommend Spectra Pump with rechargeable battery that is so helpful for working moms. For diaper changes I use Wee Wee pads underneath to prevent stains or wet spots.

  • Paulina: My tip is an all inclusive baby registry that allows you to select things you want all in one place. You can start yours on Babylist.com. I actually referred to our own baby shower registry episode to determine what to put in mine! Listen to that episode and check out the registry here.

  • Bricia: Kopari Coconut Oil. I got to try this after attending BeautyCon, it is as good as they say! I love that I can use this on my baby too!

You can get in touch with Miriam here, and you can also send her a message through our private Super Mamas Facebook group. 

Below is a list of the resources mentioned in the episode:

Higher Education in California

California Community Colleges

California State University

University of California

California Independent and Private Colleges & Universities

Paying for College

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Fastweb (scholarships)

Gates Scholarship


A-G Requirement List



Photo of Miriam and Baby: Laura Rach Photography