Life

Today I Buried My Mother

Today I buried my Mother. It was an emotional day. Memories of days gone by, full of bendiciones/blessings, countless hours baking, cooking, laughing in the kitchen, filled my head. I recalled the traditions handed down, the stories of her brothers and sister playing on the farm. Of a grandma who sat in a rocking chair, […]

10 Tips to Keep Children Safe Online

As a parent, I’ve taught my children to be wary of strangers, to never go into a car or someone’s residence without my permission and to run into a store if they felt they were being followed. Stranger danger is real. According to dictionary.com, a stranger is “a person who is not a member of […]

Cricket: Spend Less, Get More in 2014

“Spend Less, Get More” is my 2014 motto. Can you imagine spending less and getting more shoes? Or, more … well, anything? As one of the newest Cricket Wireless Ambassadors, I’ve learned that Half is More. As a frugal, savvy, single Latina Blogger in New York City, it’s no small feat to “Spend Less, Get […]

3 Life Lessons to Take into the New Year

With the year coming to a close,  I wanted to share 3 life lessons to take into the new year.  I have to admit this past year has come with quite a few blessing and problems. Sometimes, the problems seemed to outweigh the blessings. With 4 oral surgeries, my son’s school accident – Tween now […]

6 Ground Rules for Families and Friends of Small Business Owners

 I am a Latina Blogger, Small Business Owner and social media consultant. At any given moment I can be found juggling 3 or 4 tasks. It’s part of the lifestyle and I love it. Starting your own business has its perks. You can set your own hours and spend more time with loved ones. Not. This […]

Students Deserve a Fighting Chance #healthyedu

This post is part of the National School Lunch Week with Healthy Food! A MomsRising Blog Carnival. Take a moment to read and comment on this and other thoughtful blogs, then tell MomsRising your story. Our stories, yours and mine, are powerful and are what led administrators to set these rules in place. His morning […]

Latina Power at Cosmo Latina’s Fall Fashion Issue Party

Last week, we were super excited to attend the Cosmo For Latinas Fall Fashion issue party at the Lilium Lounge -W Hotel in Union Square, NYC. Let me tell you–choosing an outfit for this bash was not easy. I literally bought a dress two hours before the fiesta. Talk about fashion emergency (and leaving things for […]

Book Review: Can We Really Have It All?

I was so excited to read Balance is Bull$h!t by Luly Balepogi. As a busy working mom and freelancer I was really curious to learn more about the idea of “having it all” and achieving balance in life. In the book, cubana ‘mompreneur’ Balepogi shares her experience of leaving the 9-5 working world for the […]

Back to School Tips for Single Mothers

Migdalia Rivera, Founder of Latina On a Mission, shares her personal Back to School Tips for Single Mothers. While LOAM was compensated for said post, the tips remain those of the author. With school back in session in many parts of the country, I wanted to share my “Back to School Tips for Single Mothers”. […]

17 Full of Possibilities

17 is full of possibilities. My son, you are more than I could ever have imagined. As a single mother, I feared you. Raising a child was not what I expected to be doing at 22. You interrupted my life. It seemed so full on the outside. But it was all a facade. Having you […]