Luciana Vega: 2018 Girl of the Year 

Having two girls, who are growing up ever-so-quickly, you better believe that American Girl dolls are a part of our lives. You have seen us feature several American Girl dolls on the blog. With that being said, I’m excited to tell you all about Luciana Vega, who was named the 2018 Girl of the Year. 

luciana, American girl doll 2018

What I love most about Luciana Vega is that she has big dreams. In fact, she’s an 11 year old who dreams about being the first person on Mars. How is that for a big dream? I love her because she encourages my girls to dream big! In fact, American Girl even worked with NASA to help ensure Luciana’s story was accurate and authentic.

Technology is changing the world and Luciana Vega is at the forefront of that technology. She is showing girls that learning is a great tool! Being a girl in 2018 is a wonderful thing, Luciana is breaking down barriers in the STEM world. She’s focused on having a strong character, collaboration, and STEM literacy, she’s a very smart girl!

The all-star advisory board of Luciana Vega has blown my mind.  

  • Dr. Ellen Stofan, former NASA Chief Scientist
  • Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Maureen O’Brien, Manager of Strategic alliances at NASA
  • Dr. Megan McArthur Behnken, NASA Astronaut.

To celebrate the launch of Luciana Vega, American Girl is going to have several events held at retail locations nationwide. The event features interactive science demonstrations, a Moon Phase craft, galaxy-inspired treats, and a free Luciana doll tee to take home. For more details, visit .

To moms of girls everywhere, Luciana Vega is a dream come true! She’s teaching our girls that science is FUN and that girls can dive into technology and STEM. I’m super excited about the events that American Girl is putting on for Luciana Vega and we will be attending at least one, close to us.

Let me know what you think about Luciana Vega being the 2018 Girl of the Year. Are your girls excited? Do you plan on attending one of these AG events?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

American Girl is generously giving away one Luciana Vega plus book to a lucky girl. Must be 18+ years of age, US Resident and subscriber to Southern Family Lifestyle newsletter for mandatory entry into this giveaway. Please refer to our giveaway rules for details. Giveaway Ends 2/28/18 at 12:00 am Winner may be announced on Facebook but notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond.

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Winona is the author of Southern Family Lifestyle, a national blog focusing on food, family and travel. Her site was nominated this year as the Top 10 Parenting blogs in Atlanta according to In her spare time, she loves to travel with her family and cook. Winona and her husband have four children and five grandchildren living in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia.

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  1. Kristina Prewitt says:
    Thank you for hosting a fun giveaway!! Love AG!

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