Mi Vida Loca

My Teen’s First Date

My sons are 1st generation Latinos. They were born here. I wasn’t. As you can imagine, this has caused some conflict, particularly with dating. When my oldest was 10, I told him he would not be allowed to date until he was 16 and he never forgot. The day he turned sixteen was HUGE. It […]

Wordless Wednesday: 2010 TweetUp

This past weekend I was sorting my laptops pictures and found this tweet up picture from 2010. A tweetup, for those of you unfamiliar with the terminology, is a meeting between two or more Twitter users. At this tweetup were  @OfeliaNJ, Ofelia’s daughter, @chela816,  @BklynGirl15,  @NYCB_, @Melissa_Mami, my sons, @KeenKarl, Andrew, me, and @jamiefloydmusic, who is taking the […]

First Born, Postpartum Depression, and Empty Nest Syndrome

Today my man child turns 17. I can’t believe time has flown so fast. I never knew how wonderful, frustrating, exhilarating and annoying motherhood could be when I had him. I so long to hold him and never let him go, which is so unlike me. When he was born, I refused to see or hold him. […]

How Do You Define Yourself?

How do you define yourself? Are you a Mom Blogger, Latina Blogger, Christian Blogger, African American Blogger, Green Blogger, Tech Blogger, etc? When I started my blog, I did not want to be labeled. I had too many labels already. I was a mother, sister, aunt, student, employee, foodie, gardener, crafter, painter and so much more. Yet each label […]

Andrew’s Birth Story

Where has the time gone? It seems like I just blinked and ten years zoomed by. Or is it just that I want to make time stand still. It seems like just yesterday… I was packing my bag, preparing for my scheduled cesarean. It had been a hard pregnancy. I was placed on bedrest for […]

Puppy + Harrassment Charge = Date?

  This past weekend, I met a man with the requisite 3 “H”: Handsome, Hardworking and HAWT! But let me start from the beginning… On Sunday, the boys and I went to the XYZ Pet Store in Chelsea to buy a few goodies for Shadow, my 4 1/2  month old puppy. While at the store, we noticed […]

Home Office, Dog Training and Redesign

Its been so long since I’ve written a blog post about my family and what’s been going on in our lives. We’ve been so busy, it’s been hard for me to carve out some time to blog! Thankfully, the boys are back in school so I’ve been able to catch up on quite a bit. […]

Did You See The Latest News?

  It’s true! I’ve had a horrible cold, with a hacking cough (very Latinalicious huh?), that’s kept me out of commission for several days. My last post was almost 5 days ago, which is an eternity in blogging world. I promise to come back next week with some wonderful news. Until then, I have several posts that […]

Virtual Strip Search or Pat Down?

Lately I’ve had to travel more than usual. I’m not complaining about the flying, per se. It actually breaks up the monatony of my everyday life. No, that’s not the issue.   The issue is the airport’s  new body scanners at Newark Airport, scanners that one day will be installed at all airports.   Photo from The […]

The Girl In The Mirror

Today I looked in the mirror and saw the child within. She giggled behind pudgy little hands, her eyes alight with glee, dancing on two little feet as she gazed at me. “What will we do today?” she asked in her singsong voice. Can we wear our red dress with Dorothy’s red shoes? Can we skip […]