Livin Mi Vida Loca

Can you pee and talk at the same time? Can you pee and talk at the same time?

My youngest and I have been spending a lot of time together. Working from home has it's perks! It also opens up the door to some very weird conversations. Goodness knows we've had a few crazy conversations over the years! I'm still trying to figure out if this is just a boy thing. Scroll down [...]

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DIY Tutorial: Party Poppers | Presented by Latina On a Mission + Charmini DIY Tutorial: Party Poppers | Presented by Latina On a Mission + Charmini

The most critical element of any party is, of course, fun; however, we can’t disregard the importance of memorable mementos that make your parties and gathering stand out from the rest. Thankfully, there are frugal ways to make your gathering sparkle, including making a DIY party favor, pillow box and more from everyday items that [...]

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

As a Mom, I'm the first to admit I need all the support I can get to raise my sons. Sometimes that support comes from family and friends, but oftentimes it comes from the one thing we all use, our smartphones. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at a Cricket Wireless in-store event about [...]

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2015 Kia Sedona | Latina On a Mission 2015 Kia Sedona | Latina On a Mission

Living in an urban oasis, surrounded by public transportation, with the theater district, the fashion district and a bit of the countryside (Central Park) near me means that I can find almost anything within 30 minutes. Yet, that almost is so very, very important to note. That almost means something is missing. And, the only [...]

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Migdalia Rivera & Sons | Latina On a Mission Migdalia Rivera & Sons | Latina On a Mission

As a single mother, I have a special request of my readers. This Mother's Day, I propose each, and every reader, Adopt a Single Mother. The number of single mothers has grown tremendously. And with that growth comes the need for support. Today, almost one quarter of mothers are single mothers and the sole providers [...]

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PetBox + Toy Australian Shepherd | latinaonamission.com PetBox + Toy Australian Shepherd | latinaonamission.com

This is the story of my 2 Toy Australian Shepherds, Shadow and Teddy, and their PetBox love affair. Meet Shadow. He's my dapper blue merle (black/white) Toy Australian Shepherd. Meet Teddy. He's my energetic red merle (brown/white) Toy Australian Shepherd. Meet PetBox. A time saving, personalized, home-delivery service for dogs (and cats!), full of the [...]

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Single Mom, Funny Parenting Anecdote | Latina On a Mission Single Mom, Funny Parenting Anecdote | Latina On a Mission

Some time ago, I posted the following on my personal Facebook page: Parenthood prepares you for the business world in ways that school can't. It teaches you to roll with the punches, manage a variety of personalities, to multitask, and think outside the box. You have to be light on your feet, quick with your [...]

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10 Tips to Keep Children Safe Online | LatinaOnaMission.com 10 Tips to Keep Children Safe Online | LatinaOnaMission.com

As a parent, I've taught my children to be wary of strangers, to never go into a car or someone's residence without my permission and to run into a store if they felt they were being followed. Stranger danger is real. According to dictionary.com, a stranger is "a person who is not a member of [...]

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Heart | LatinaOnaMission.com Heart | LatinaOnaMission.com

"Spend Less, Get More" is my 2014 motto. Can you imagine spending less and getting more shoes? Or, more ... well, anything? As one of the newest Cricket Wireless Ambassadors, I've learned that Half is More. As a frugal, savvy, single Latina Blogger in New York City, it's no small feat to "Spend Less, Get [...]

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10 Tips to Prevent Spider Veins and Varicose Veins | LatinaOnaMission.com1 10 Tips to Prevent Spider Veins and Varicose Veins | LatinaOnaMission.com1

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 [...]

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