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10 Tips to Prevent Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

Years ago, I had spider veins and varicose veins. My long work hours, combined with the stress of single motherhood, contributed tremendously to my unsightly legs. I hated wearing shorts or skirts. I refused to show my legs. I was so embarrassed. Finally, I decided to take matters into my own hands and went to […]

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 […]

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”. […]

Sponsored: Dinosaur Safari Fashion Trend

At Latina On a Mission, we like to keep abreast of the latest events and fashion trends – the more unique the better! – so we’re excited to be working with The Bronx Zoo on their newest Dinosaur Safari Fashion Trend. (Honestly, work just wouldn’t be the same without a healthy dose of unique treats […]

FREE NYC Treat: Chair Massages by Zeel Massage On Demand

As a single Mom, I have to be thrifty. Yet, I admit I will splurge on a spa trip every month. It’s how I decompress. So when I heard about this Latinalicious FREEBIE from Zeel Massage On Demand℠ and Organic Avenue, I just knew I had to share it with YOU.   Zeel Massage On […]

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 […]