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Newborn Baby in Hospital | Latina On a MIssion Newborn Baby in Hospital | Latina On a MIssion

A normal pregnancy typically last 40 weeks. For some, like me, a pregnancy can last longer. With my oldest, shown below, I was pregnant a little over 41 weeks. For other women, it can be shorter and here is where the danger lies. Babies born before 37 weeks face battles that full-term babies do not. [...]

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Going for a forest walk with his daughter | Latina On a Mission Going for a forest walk with his daughter | Latina On a Mission

This post is sponsored by Alcon. My padrasto/stepfather was a wonderful man. He was also a very independent and strong man. He took pride in the fact that he could provide for his family. As he got older, he started taking a back seat to others. It was subtle. If you didn’t know him, you [...]

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Every First Was Also a Last #Blogust Thumbnail Every First Was Also a Last #Blogust Thumbnail

  His first smile. His first "Mama". His first walk. I treasured those milestones because I knew that his firsts were also my last.   I never expected to be a young Mom.  It wasn't on my radar ... But life never hands us what we want, it delivers what we need.   I needed [...]

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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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