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Valentine’s Day From the Eyes of a Wife

Opinion Piece: Valentine’s Day From the Eyes of a Wife, first published on Latina On a Mission ©Crazy80frog | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and I feel the  pressure mounting. Valentine’s Day comes with expectations.  In my heart, I know I’m setting myself up for disappointment. Yet, it doesn’t […]

Tween Cosmetic Dentistry: Before and After Photos

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 […]

Sickness Comes In Threes

I’ve been MIA, Missing In Action, and feel so disconnected. It seems like a whole month has passed me by. Thankfully, I am slowly getting back to “normal”. I’ve heard that everything comes in threes, good and bad. I can definitely attest to the fact that sickness comes in threes. Towards the end of 2012, […]

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

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 […]

5 Things I Learned When My Teen Went to College

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 […]

Co-sleeping, Mommy Fail, Pre-Diabetes and a New Doggie Daycare

Dear Readers, Life has definitely been exciting in the Latina household these past few weeks. Karl, my teen, left for college during the last week of August. It was a very emotional time for all of us! The youngest, Andrew, is still adjusting and missing him terribly. (Me too!) We are currently co-sleeping because … […]

They Need a Mother, Not Another Best Friend

Disclaimer: This post contains information that may offend readers. Views expressed herein are mine and mine alone. Growing up, my family was poor. I never internalized that fact until I was preparing to go to High School. It was a momentous event. I was flying the coup, the Bronx, to go to another borough, and […]

My Pimple Beat Your Pimple!

“My pimple beat your pimple!” Andrew exclaimed from the other room. The words were said with truimph and glee. I wondered what brought it on and strolled over to the other room. The boys were having a fierce discusssion. Competition was in the air. I was used to it. Boys, at least my boys, tend to be pretty […]

Is That A Pedophile In The Park?

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 […]

Television and Cable Free Summer

My poor sons got the shock of their life today. On their second day of summer vacation, I cancelled our cable subscription! Several months ago, I decided this summer we would spend more time together, bonding as a family. The decision came about as I contemplated my teen’s summer job and his move to college. […]