Inspiration

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 […]

Food, Hope & Love Delivered In a Box #MealsPerHour

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 […]

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

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 […]

Providing Food and Hope Post-Sandy #MealsPerHour

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 […]

Partnering With Toyota and #MealsPerHour to Bring Aid to Victims of Superstorm Sandy

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 […]

5 Tips On How to Talk To Children About Tragedies

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 […]

Homeless: Not the Face You Imagine

Homelessness is REAL. And, the homeless are not the face you imagine. In the ’90s, when I had my oldest son at 22 ½, I was making $35,000 a year. I had minimal debt, other than my living expenses: rent, utilities, transportation, food/necessities, and my beeper – Yes, it was a necessity. However, I did not […]

Latina Blogger: 4 Years in the Making

Yesterday was Latina On a Mission’s 4th year blogoversary. It boggles my mind. When I began blogging, a Latina Blogger was a rarity.  Surprisingly, finding a Latina Blogger from New York, a state with a high concentration of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans, was even rarer in 2009.¹ Over the course of those four years, I’ve […]