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Lucky Strike Pool Table | Latina On a Mission Lucky Strike Pool Table | Latina On a Mission

Lucky Strike, a bowling lane with an upscale restaurant bar and lounge, in New York City is one of the hottest spots in New York City. It's a well known night spot for the chic and trendy. What I didn't realize, until I received this sponsored opportunity, is that it's also an amazing spot for [...]

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5 Tips To Help Single Moms Raise Sons Thumbnail 5 Tips To Help Single Moms Raise Sons Thumbnail

As a child, I played with dolls. I had all types of dolls. Dolls that drank from a bottle, wet their diapers and called me “Mama”. They listened when I talked, sat still as I read bedtime stories and went to bed when I said they should. They never complained, rolled their eyes or sassed [...]

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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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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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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 Blogger: 4 Years in the Making Thumbnail Latina Blogger: 4 Years in the Making Thumbnail

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 [...]

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Sons Should Come With A Disclaimer Thumbnail Sons Should Come With A Disclaimer Thumbnail

"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 [...]

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Tween Cosmetic Dentistry: Before and After Photos Thumbnail Tween Cosmetic Dentistry: Before and After Photos Thumbnail

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 [...]

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5 Things I Learned When My Teen Went to College Thumbnail 5 Things I Learned When My Teen Went to College Thumbnail

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 [...]

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Wordless Wednesday: Anaiah and Family Thumbnail Wordless Wednesday: Anaiah and Family Thumbnail

A few weeks ago I took my sons out of school to visit my baby sister and her family in Virginia.   It was the first time we met my niece, Anaiah. It was also the first time Andrew recalls seeing his Abuelo/grandfather. Karl celebrated the little things, like being the tallest in the group. I'm letting him savor the moment since I think [...]

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