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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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5 Tips for Parents of New College Students Thumbnail 5 Tips for Parents of New College Students Thumbnail

I didn't get the opportunity to go away to college. It's the one thing I regret the most. Because of this I always encouraged my sons to think about out of state colleges. I wanted them to experience certain freedoms and interactions that they would not have received if they stayed nearby. Yet the one [...]

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5 Things You Can Not Control When Co-Parenting With An Ex Thumbnail 5 Things You Can Not Control When Co-Parenting With An Ex Thumbnail

It's been eight years since my divorce was finalized. Yet, I'm still learning how to co-parent with my Ex. This stage in my life, my boys' lives, didn't come with a manual. It's been a learning process. I may not have all the answers, but what I have learned is that letting go is essential [...]

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Single Mother, You Are Not Respectable | Migdalia Rivera, Latina Blogger Single Mother, You Are Not Respectable | Migdalia Rivera, Latina Blogger

Recently, while speaking to a neighbor the topic of divorce came up and I mentioned I was divorced. She seemed shocked. Her: Well that changes everything!  Me: How so? Her: I thought you were a single Mom! Being a divorced Mom makes you respectable. Growing up I often heard the chisme/gossip about the woman down [...]

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Latina On a Mission: Gina Rodriguez Speaks Out About Bullying, Mental Health Issues, and Healthy Lifestyles Thumbnail Latina On a Mission: Gina Rodriguez Speaks Out About Bullying, Mental Health Issues, and Healthy Lifestyles Thumbnail

Puerto Rican actress and Latina On a Mission, Gina Rodriguez is taking a stand on bullying. Working with the Be Good to Each Other campaign, she is raising awareness during National Bully Awareness Month. Growing up I often heard adults state that children and teens were just horsing around. However, we now know that bullying, both [...]

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Hola Baby Hola Baby

I am the mother of two precious boys. I do not have a daughter, but I dream of her. Don’t get me wrong, I adore my boys--but I would enjoy nothing more than to share, and make memories, with a daughter as well. My sons were planned, and thought out blessings, who will carry on [...]

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I Fired My Son | latinaonamission.com I Fired My Son | latinaonamission.com

Today I fired my son. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I'm having mixed emotions. The mother in me wishes I could have given him another opportunity; however, the business woman knew there was no other way. He worked five hours. In those five hours, he worked on my social media editorial calendar, [...]

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27 Reasons Single Moms Need a Husband That Do Not Involve Sex Thumbnail 27 Reasons Single Moms Need a Husband That Do Not Involve Sex Thumbnail

This past week, I was sick. Not just sick, but sick as a dog, and in that fever induced state, I must admit I really, really wished I had a husband. After I got better, my single Mom friends and I compiled a list of 27 Reasons Single Moms Need a Husband That Do Not [...]

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5 Tips To Help Single Moms Raise Sons Thumbnail 5 Tips To Help Single Moms Raise Sons Thumbnail

As a child, I played with dolls. I had all types of dolls. Dolls that drank from a bottle, wet their diapers and called me “Mama”. They listened when I talked, sat still as I read bedtime stories and went to bed when I said they should. They never complained, rolled their eyes or sassed [...]

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Can you pee and talk at the same time? Can you pee and talk at the same time?

My youngest and I have been spending a lot of time together. Working from home has it's perks! It also opens up the door to some very weird conversations. Goodness knows we've had a few crazy conversations over the years! I'm still trying to figure out if this is just a boy thing. Scroll down [...]

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