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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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Life, Life Lessons, New Year Life, Life Lessons, 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 [...]

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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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