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New York City Hell’s Kitchen Park | Latina On a Mission New York City Hell’s Kitchen Park | Latina On a Mission

I am participating in a FLUVIP program on behalf of Claritin®. This program is paid for by the Makers of Claritin® and I have received compensation for my participation. All opinions expressed are my own. My furbabies and I headed out this weekend. The weather was perfect. Blue skies with nary a cloud in sight. [...]

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DC Super Hero Girls: Super Heros Chock Full of Action-Packed Girl Power (#Giveaway) #Spon Thumbnail DC Super Hero Girls: Super Heros Chock Full of Action-Packed Girl Power (#Giveaway) #Spon Thumbnail

We're super excited to tell you that Latina On a Mission has teamed up with DC Entertainment to share information about the DC Super Hero Girls: Super Heros Chock Full of Action-Packed Girl Power and also host a giveaway! As a child I collected comic books. It helped me bond with my oldest brother and our closest [...]

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DIY Craft: How to Make a Glitter Calm Down Bottle | Latina On a Mission DIY Craft: How to Make a Glitter Calm Down Bottle | Latina On a Mission

I have two sets of twins, ages six and four. They are very spirited children. Two have been diagnosed with ADHD, and you would not believe how many meltdowns happen daily. After my “oldest” started to slam doors like a teenager, I decided to search the internet for ways to calm down my child. That's [...]

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Get the Nutrional Facts on Kid’s Meals! | Latina On a Mission Get the Nutrional Facts on Kid’s Meals! | Latina On a Mission

As a Mom, I want my boys to have the best. The best schools, the best parks, and most importantly the best food whenever possible. I'm sure you want the best for your kids as well!  Most Moms do. This week I am joining MomsRising's weekly #FoodFri Tweetchat to discuss the best, and worst, Kids [...]

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Child Hunger Ends Here Partnership with Latina On a Mission #ChildHunger Thumbnail Child Hunger Ends Here Partnership with Latina On a Mission #ChildHunger Thumbnail

I'm excited to announce that I have partnered with ConAgra Foods on an initiative called "Child Hunger Ends Here". Sadly, the reality is that 1 in 5 children suffer from hunger - that’s nearly 17 million children. It's not limited to those in poverty. It has affected every demographic and nationality. Hungry children are in our [...]

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MomsRising’s Junk Food and Childhood Obesity Tweetchat Thumbnail MomsRising’s Junk Food and Childhood Obesity Tweetchat Thumbnail

Today, Friday, March 1st, MomsRising is hosting a special tweetchat at 1 PM EST to discuss junk food and childhood obesity. Special guests will include presenters from the NYC #FoodPower Conference to Reverse Childhood Obesity happening on Saturday, March 2nd. Click for more info about the FREE #NYC Blogger Conference. I, along with the other MomsRising's #FoodPower speakers, [...]

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Oscar de la Renta Contest – Act FAST Ends Sunday (12/9)! Thumbnail Oscar de la Renta Contest – Act FAST Ends Sunday (12/9)! Thumbnail

When I had my sons, I imagined them all dressed up with little suits and ties. In my mind they were always impeccably dressed and well behaved. Of course that was a fantasy... or at least part of it was! They may not have been the most well behaved - As the saying goes, boys [...]

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The Face of One Who’s Health Was At Risk  (“When the health of the mother is at risk”) Thumbnail The Face of One Who’s Health Was At Risk  (“When the health of the mother is at risk”) Thumbnail

Before the birth of my youngest son, I had two miscarriages and an abortion. That pregnancy haunts me to this day. My son, my precious child, would have been 12. During that pregnancy, I was placed on partial bed rest. I was high risk. My body had so much trouble holding onto my boys. Yet, this pregnancy lasted [...]

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Is That A Pedophile In The Park? Thumbnail Is That A Pedophile In The Park? Thumbnail

This past weekend my son and I went to the park to play softball. My son's best friend was planning to meet us after he finished his chores. Not feeling up to playing ball while we waited for his friend, I suggested he play with several of the other boys in the park. He ran [...]

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"Sanale, sanale, sanale, ya!*" Loosely translated to, "Heal him, heal him, heal him, now"   I can still remember my Mamí saying these words to me when I was sick. She said these magic words as she massaged my arms or back, repeating them over and over until I fell asleep in her arms. Now [...]

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