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New York City Hell’s Kitchen Park | Latina On a Mission New York City Hell’s Kitchen Park | Latina On a Mission

I am participating in a FLUVIP program on behalf of Claritin®. This program is paid for by the Makers of Claritin® and I have received compensation for my participation. All opinions expressed are my own. My furbabies and I headed out this weekend. The weather was perfect. Blue skies with nary a cloud in sight. [...]

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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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DIY Craft: How to Make a Glitter Calm Down Bottle | Latina On a Mission DIY Craft: How to Make a Glitter Calm Down Bottle | Latina On a Mission

I have two sets of twins, ages six and four. They are very spirited children. Two have been diagnosed with ADHD, and you would not believe how many meltdowns happen daily. After my “oldest” started to slam doors like a teenager, I decided to search the internet for ways to calm down my child. That's [...]

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