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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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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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I Dream of My Perfect Kitchen #bbyremodeling #ad Thumbnail I Dream of My Perfect Kitchen #bbyremodeling #ad Thumbnail

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card. One of my goals is to own property within the next 7 years. I would love to have a backyard for the dogs. And, a garden. What I could do with the fruits and veggies I would grow! Those meals would [...]

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// Latina On a Mission has partnered with Nakturnal on the following giveaway. I'm a holiday procrastinator.  I blame it on the long list of holiday to dos that seem to pop up at the last minute. It's a blessing, and a curse, how much I can do at the last minute with a few [...]

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Parranda / Caroling in the City! |Latina On a Mission, New York, NY Blogger Parranda / Caroling in the City! |Latina On a Mission, New York, NY Blogger

Growing up in Puerto Rico meant that I was able to enjoy, and participate, in parrandas during the holidays. It was one of the highlights of the holidays for me! Parrandas are the Spanish equivalent of caroling in the United States. It’s fun, family oriented fun. And I’m always down for family oriented fun. It’s [...]

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A Choice Between Two Countries #BrooklynMovie Thumbnail A Choice Between Two Countries #BrooklynMovie Thumbnail

This post is made possible by support from Fox Searchlight Pictures. All opinions are my own. Brooklyn, the movie, is a book to film adaption of Colm Toibin’s internationally celebrated novel. Rated  PG-13, Brooklyn, opens at select theaters this November and is a perfect feel good story that all will enjoy. I had the opportunity [...]

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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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What a day. I was practically running from the minute I woke till I returned home. I was exhausted. And, ready for bed. Color me surprised when my son surprised me at the door with a treat… tea and a package of Skinny Cow Milk Cluster – creamy, caramel, crunchy goodness that we received as [...]

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Disclosure: The author received a product for review. Opinions expressed herein were not influenced by said sample product. Before moving to Manhattan, I lived in one bedroom apartment in the Bronx. Surprisingly, it was much bigger than my two bedroom Manhattan apartment. It also had a fire escape. Now that I live in a highrise, [...]

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