Health

The Face of One Who’s Health Was At Risk (“When the health of the mother is at risk”)

Before the birth of my youngest son, I had two miscarriages and an abortion. That pregnancy haunts me to this day. My son, my precious child, would have been 12. During that pregnancy, I was placed on partial bed rest. I was high risk. My body had so much trouble holding onto my boys. Yet, this pregnancy lasted […]

Sabroso Saturday: Skinny Cosmopolitan Recipe

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)! The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and our taste buds, without sacrificing our health. With the holidays almost here, its time to spread some cheer! So prep up your printer and get ready to print out some recetas/recipes that will have your guests […]

5 Tips for Keeping Children Safe In and Around Water

With summer in full gear, that means families are heading to the beach and pool. Are you prepared? Most parents and caregivers remember the suntan lotion, towels and beach balls, but forget the safety rules. I’m one of those who did. However, statistics scared me straight. Water Safety At-A-Glance: Each year, more than 3,400 people drown in […]

Minority Health Blogger Townhall Event at The White House #MinorityHealth #SMlatinas

As a blogger, a Latina Blogger, I get invited to many events, both in English and Spanish. Yet, to date, I believe this event is by far one of the most exciting and most important! This Tuesday, I will attend a live in-person Minority Health Blogger Townhall event at THE White House. Not only am I excited about the […]

Robitussin: Sanale, sanale, sanale, ya! #spon

“Sanale, sanale, sanale, ya!*” Loosely translated to, “Heal him, heal him, heal him, now”   I can still remember my Mamí saying these words to me when I was sick. She said these magic words as she massaged my arms or back, repeating them over and over until I fell asleep in her arms. Now […]

4 Tips to Build Good Dental Habits In Children #healthyhabits

Recently a 2 1/2 year old boy made headline news. To the dismay of his parents, he had not only joined a growing trend among children, he held the distinction of surpassing most of the others. What gave him that distinction? 11 cavities and one root canal. Can you imagine the trauma? The needles, the […]

Enter to Win an Olive Garden Gift Card #Giveaway

A few weeks ago my son, Karl, went to Olive Garden in Times Square and loved it! You can read his review by clicking here. Not surprisingly, my teen was not the only one to give Olive Garden a rave review. A recent positive review by Marilyn Hagerty, an 85 year old food writer from North […]

Sabroso Saturday: Grilled Salmon in Papaya Mint Salsa #SabrosoSaturday

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)! The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and our taste buds, without sacrificing our health. This is a Guest Post by Eliza Valentin-Guerra, a Latina On a Mission reader. ********************Like Migdalia, aka Ms. Latina, I’ve been trying to lead a healthier […]

Sabroso Saturday: Authentic Sofrito Recipe #SabrosoSaturday

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)! The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and our taste buds, without sacrificing our health. This is a Guest Post by Eliza Valentin-Guerra, a Latina On a Mission reader. ********************Over the years, I’ve had many people compliment my Latin food. As I contemplated what is […]

Lucille Roberts Progress: The Flu has Struck!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a fitness update. Suffice it to say that February was much, much harder than January. I came down with the flu, could barely get out of bed and really had no energy. You would think this would have helped me lose weight but it didn’t. I totally believe in […]