Tips for Smooth and Enjoyable Family Travel

Over the years, I’ve traveled with my family countless times.  The above photo was taken on a spur of the moment trip to Puerto Rico. We’ve also gone on several road trips with the dogs. Being prepared saved my sanity and also allowed me to enjoy our time together. Through those experiences, I’ve learned what works […]

Is That A Pedophile In The Park?

This past weekend my son and I went to the park to play softball. My son’s best friend was planning to meet us after he finished his chores. Not feeling up to playing ball while we waited for his friend, I suggested he play with several of the other boys in the park. He ran […]

Television and Cable Free Summer

My poor sons got the shock of their life today. On their second day of summer vacation, I cancelled our cable subscription! Several months ago, I decided this summer we would spend more time together, bonding as a family. The decision came about as I contemplated my teen’s summer job and his move to college. […]

Laid Bare For The World To See

It feels like so much time has passed since my last blog post. In reality, it’s only been 2 weeks. Not much in real world time, but it’s a lifetime in the blogging world.  I admit, I’ve tried to blog. I’ve sat and stared at my laptop almost everyday. Trying with everything in me, to write. Yet, each […]

In Celebration of Single Mothers

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 […]

Dear Mom (Video) #SMlatinas

Two years ago, my sons gave me a photography book called “Dear Mom” by Geoff Blackwell. It was beautiful. Today, I want to share with you my oldest son’s recorded reading of their inscriptions. He made it this year as my Mother’s Day gift  and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.     Happy Mother’s Day!   […]

I Waited For You

She told me she had been waiting for years. And she was right. It had been 24 years since I had seen her, since I had left her home. She said I waited for you. I wanted to talk to you. To say, I am sorry and that I love you. I cried. I knew […]

EXTREME NYC Parking (Video)

When I first learned how to drive I was terrified to drive in Manhattan. The yellow cabs are BEASTS. They stop short. Swerve at a moments notice and will cut you off to grab a fare! Yet, driving does NOT compare to parking. It doesn’t matter if you live in the Bronx, Brooklyn or Manhattan, […]

Save a Life, Give a Call of Hope

Several years ago, I worked on a day to day basis with victims of Domestic Abuse. I was one of their first contacts after an arrest was made.An arrest that was made possible because of a call. According to Domestic Violence Statistics, “Around the world, at least 1 in every three women has been beaten, […]

I’m a Latina Blogger

I’m a Latina Blogger. I work in social media. I develop and deliver media marketing strategies for a range of companies and products. This is the explanation I give others when I’m asked what I do for a living. Normally, I get a quizzical look before the person bombards me with a variety of questions. […]