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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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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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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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