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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 […]

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, […]

Blogalicious ‘12 Has It All… And CVS is Around the Corner

I have a routine every time I prepare to travel, no matter how short or long the trip is. There’s always a hop to the grocery store to stock up in snacks for the road or plane rides. You know, those long flights, especially overseas can be grueling since airlines don’t feed passengers anymore. Then […]

5 Things I Learned When My Teen Went to College

My teen left for college in August. It was, and still is, one of the most bittersweet moments of my single parenting journey. I’m so very proud of him, more than words can ever say. Yet, a small part of me wishes… he could have stayed a boy forever.  I know this is selfish of me. I do not […]

Free Carnival Games, Face-painting, Magic Shows & Giveaways Thanks to Aaron’s

Beginning on Friday, September 28, Aaron’s is hosting their grand opening 2 Day Event, full of food, fun, and giveaways … lots and lots of giveaways, including  a 73 inch TV! Aaron’s, a consumer electronics, computers, residential furniture, household appliances and accessories lease retailer, is hosting the event to celebrate the grand opening of their newest […]

Co-sleeping, Mommy Fail, Pre-Diabetes and a New Doggie Daycare

Dear Readers, Life has definitely been exciting in the Latina household these past few weeks. Karl, my teen, left for college during the last week of August. It was a very emotional time for all of us! The youngest, Andrew, is still adjusting and missing him terribly. (Me too!) We are currently co-sleeping because … […]