In Celebration of Single Mothers

by Migdalia Rivera

This Mother’s Day, Latina On a Mission and want to celebrate the unsung heroes in a multitude of households: single Mothers.

According to the census, there are over 10 million single moms with children under 18. They are driven and successful. They work. They nurture. They do. All. The. Time.

Today we want to recognize three very special single Moms. These women were nominated by friends and family during Latina On a Mission’s Twitter and Facebook call to action. They are madres solteras and they are inspirational!

Today we celebrate you, and all other single mothers, for what you do!

  • “I’m parenting on purpose”

    Six years ago, at the age of 19, Alexandra Vanegas gave birth to a daughter. Soon after, she became a single parent and it propelled her to do more with her life!

    Alexandra has striven to parent by example. She obtained her degree, was recently featured in JET magazine as a Mom blogger to follow, and organized a fundraiser to help an impoverished library in Zimbabwe! According to Alexandra, she is “parenting on purpose…to ensure that I am doing all that I can to nurture my daughter not only in my love but also in experiences.”

    In celebration of all you do Alexandra, we want to send you a gift basket with products from TRESemmé and Suave Professionals, courtesy of Suave Professionals (estimated retail value $50)!

  • "Don't give up!"

    Christine Garcia may be battling stage II breast cancer but that doesn’t stop her from being the best Mom possible to her handsome son, EJ.

    Like many single parents, she has challenges, including lack of financial support and the absence of her son’s father. She is also currently undergoing chemo treatment. Yet, this does not diminish the joys of being a single parent to her son EJ. He is her greatest joy!

    Her advice to other single moms, “Don't give up! Nothing in this world comes easy to us. Take it one day at a time. Always walk with your head held high and never let anyone bring you down.”

    To honor Christine on Mother’s Day, Vivemejor will send Christine a Dove and Dove Clear Tone gift basket, with an estimated retail value of $50. Because we agree, life is too short to sweat the small stuff!

  • "Reach out to other single parents”

    Amelia Sanchez is a single mother of two daughters, ages 20 and 16.

    It was not an easy journey. Her oldest suffers from bipolar and depression, while her youngest has severe fatigue syndrome. Yet, Amelia knew these conditions did not define them, just as being a single mother did not define her. And she proved it.

    While working a full time job, Amelia started baking for others and now has a strong, dedicated clientele that has grown progressively via word of mouth. As for her daughters, the oldest is in college and the youngest is on the Honor Roll.

    Her greatest advice to single moms, “Reach out to other single parents for support. Their support will be invaluable."

    For never giving up and being an inspiration to her daughters and others, wants to send Amelia a gift basket with products from TRESemmé and Suave Professionals (estimated retail value $50)
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About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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