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Organic Sore Throat Home Treatment Recipe | Latina On a Mission Organic Sore Throat Home Treatment Recipe | Latina On a Mission

During the winter, germs multiply at work and home. This means that everyone in our home will get a cold or a sore throat at least once. Since I loathe running to the medicine cabinet for pills and cough syrups, at the first sign of a sniffle, I use a home remedy. It does the [...]

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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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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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Katie Couric and The Breakfast Project #KatieTalksMilk Thumbnail Katie Couric and The Breakfast Project #KatieTalksMilk Thumbnail

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a sponsored The Breakfast Project with Katie Couric, the award-winning journalist, best-selling author, talk show host, and Daytime Emmy nominee. Yup, THAT Katie Couric. I had a fabulous time chatting with Katie over an intimate breakfast. It was comprised of 3 bloggers, myself included, and [...]

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Sassy Decorative Bra + Me In the Moonlight at the #MoonWalkNYC Breast Cancer Walk Thumbnail Sassy Decorative Bra + Me In the Moonlight at the #MoonWalkNYC Breast Cancer Walk Thumbnail

When I was approached to work with MoonWalk in America on this sponsored post, I could not say no. My Aunt died of breast cancer. We couldn't do anything to save her. It was too late, her fate was sealed. Recently, Angelina Jolie discovered she carried the BRCA1 gene, which increases a woman's risk of developing [...]

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Child & Teen Obesity Rates (Infographic) #FoodFri #FoodPower Thumbnail Child & Teen Obesity Rates (Infographic) #FoodFri #FoodPower Thumbnail

After attending the MomsRising Food Power conference in New York conference, I was inspired to create my very first infographic! While researching numbers, I was shocked to find out that Hispanics have the highest childhood and adolescent obesity rate. I'm sure this is caused by our connection with food. Growing up my familia had an [...]

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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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#Sponsored POPSUGAR Fitness #Giveaway! Thumbnail #Sponsored POPSUGAR Fitness #Giveaway! Thumbnail

My latest sponsored partnership with POPSUGAR Fitness has reminded me that Saturday, May 25, 2013 is right around the corner. I have that date marked on my calendar in bright RED. It's the day NYC beaches officially reopen and I need to get my Latinalicious booty in gear! In just a few weeks, I'll be wiggling [...]

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Migdalia Rivera & Eileen Campos | Latina On a Mission Migdalia Rivera & Eileen Campos | Latina On a Mission

I wanted to share with you photos of some of the wonderful people I met at the MomsRising #FoodPower Conference Recap (Part 1). Because really,  the take away from a conference isn't only the sessions, it's also the connections, the people, y aquí tenemos las estrellas / and here we have the stars of the [...]

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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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