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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 […]

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 […]

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. 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 foresee the expenses a newborn would entail, particularly a […]

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 […]

Sons Should Come With A Disclaimer

“You’re my Wonder Mom.” My tween proclaimed those words this past week. His back had been badly hurt playing Dodge-ball in school and he could not walk. As I lifted him up, I winched but did not let him see. He is no longer a baby. He weighs more then 105 lbs. Yet, last week […]

Tween Cosmetic Dentistry: Before and After Photos

Earlier this week my Tween was racing to catch the train. It was raining. He was running. It was slippery. He fell. HARD. I thought he was kidding when he originally sent me the text message.   He wasn’t. The picture proved it.   Thankfully, we were able to get an appointment with the same Dentist that is […]

Sickness Comes In Threes

I’ve been MIA, Missing In Action, and feel so disconnected. It seems like a whole month has passed me by. Thankfully, I am slowly getting back to “normal”. I’ve heard that everything comes in threes, good and bad. I can definitely attest to the fact that sickness comes in threes. Towards the end of 2012, […]