Life

4 Tips to Deal With Back-to-School Stress

Now that students have officially gone back to school, the juggling act between homework, studying and hectic schedules has begun. With 85 percent of teens reporting that stress levels directly affect school performance, it’s vital that we arm our children with tools to help keep them cool when the school stress heats up. Latina On […]

Co-sleeping, Mommy Fail, Pre-Diabetes and a New Doggie Daycare

Dear Readers, Life has definitely been exciting in the Latina household these past few weeks. Karl, my teen, left for college during the last week of August. It was a very emotional time for all of us! The youngest, Andrew, is still adjusting and missing him terribly. (Me too!) We are currently co-sleeping because … […]

New York in Pics: Who’s Your Daddy?

A reader submitted the below “Who’s your Daddy?” picture. It was taken in Washington Heights, NY. Sign of the times? Share your thoughts in a comment! Have an interesting New York photo you want to share? Send it to MsLatina@Latinaonaonamission.com and add New York in Pics in the Subject line.

They Need a Mother, Not Another Best Friend

Disclaimer: This post contains information that may offend readers. Views expressed herein are mine and mine alone. Growing up, my family was poor. I never internalized that fact until I was preparing to go to High School. It was a momentous event. I was flying the coup, the Bronx, to go to another borough, and […]

Kick Off Your Heels ’12 – Estilo Latina Recap #SMLatinas #KOYH12

On August 2, 2012, Stiletto Media, the sister company of Latina On a Mission, hosted a Latina Blogger event called “Kick Off Your Heels ’12 – Estilo Latina”. The event, sponsored by Avocados from Mexico, HP for Home, COVERGIRL, Sweet Pickles eBooks and Glitter Tattoo NY, brought together Latina Bloggers from all over the United States. […]

My Pimple Beat Your Pimple!

“My pimple beat your pimple!” Andrew exclaimed from the other room. The words were said with truimph and glee. I wondered what brought it on and strolled over to the other room. The boys were having a fierce discusssion. Competition was in the air. I was used to it. Boys, at least my boys, tend to be pretty […]

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 […]