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Students Deserve a Fighting Chance #healthyedu Thumbnail Students Deserve a Fighting Chance #healthyedu Thumbnail

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 [...]

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Latina Power at Cosmo Latina’s Fall Fashion Issue Party Thumbnail Latina Power at Cosmo Latina’s Fall Fashion Issue Party Thumbnail

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 [...]

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Book Review: Can We Really Have It All? Thumbnail Book Review: Can We Really Have It All? Thumbnail

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 [...]

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Back to School Tips for Single Mothers Thumbnail Back to School Tips for Single Mothers Thumbnail

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". [...]

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17 Full of Possibilities Thumbnail 17 Full of Possibilities Thumbnail

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 [...]

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Food, Hope & Love Delivered In a Box #MealsPerHour Thumbnail Food, Hope & Love Delivered In a Box #MealsPerHour Thumbnail

Over the past few weeks, as a sponsored Ambassador for Toyota and Food Bank For New York City’s Meals Per Hour project, I’ve seen hard work and dedication at its finest. I’ve watched as volunteers donated time and energy to help their fellow man, packing emergency food boxes for those in need and distributing them [...]

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Sassy Decorative Bra + Me In the Moonlight at the #MoonWalkNYC Breast Cancer Walk Thumbnail Sassy Decorative Bra + Me In the Moonlight at the #MoonWalkNYC Breast Cancer Walk Thumbnail

When I was approached to work with MoonWalk in America on this sponsored post, I could not say no. My Aunt died of breast cancer. We couldn't do anything to save her. It was too late, her fate was sealed. Recently, Angelina Jolie discovered she carried the BRCA1 gene, which increases a woman's risk of developing [...]

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Providing Food and Hope Post-Sandy #MealsPerHour Thumbnail Providing Food and Hope Post-Sandy #MealsPerHour Thumbnail

While working with Toyota and Food Bank For New York City, as a sponsored Meals Per Hour Ambassador, I was given a bird’s eye view of Sandy’s destruction and its aftermath. It was as if we were viewing homes made of straw and they could not withstand the Big Bad Wolf. But, this was no [...]

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Toyota Meals Per Hour: Coney Island, March 2013| Latina On a Mission Toyota Meals Per Hour: Coney Island, March 2013| Latina On a Mission

On October 29, Superstorm Sandy struck NYC. It was one of the deadliest hurricanes to hit NYC and the second costliest to hit the United States. Many were left without homes, necessities, and food. It was grim. It still is. Although several months have passed since Sandy struck, there are many who are still feeling [...]

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Mother and Son Talking | Latina On a Mission Mother and Son Talking | Latina On a Mission

With the recent tragedies in Boston and West Texas, parents must find a way to reassure children in an age appropriate manner. Younger children may not understand and need assurance. While older children can become overwhelmed with the constant media coverage. Children process these things differently.  To help parents respond, Latina On a Mission asked [...]

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