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Sponsored: Let’s Spread the Word this #HispanicHeritageMonth to End Childhood Obesity in Latino Children! Thumbnail Sponsored: Let’s Spread the Word this #HispanicHeritageMonth to End Childhood Obesity in Latino Children! Thumbnail

I grew up in a predominately Hispanic neighborhood in the South Bronx, one of the poorest boroughs in New York City. Our family did not always have access to fresh, healthy foods or safe places to play outside. Thankfully, our local community center stepped in to fill those needs. It was a lifeline. They allowed [...]

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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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This Easter Yogurt Pops Recipe is a Healthy Crowd Pleaser Thumbnail This Easter Yogurt Pops Recipe is a Healthy Crowd Pleaser Thumbnail

With Easter comes family gatherings and get-togethers. In my family, that includes food, lots and lots of food. Thankfully, everyone contributes. My contribution will be a simple and easy dessert, and this Easter Yogurt Pops Recipe is a healthy crowd pleaser! It's sure to be a hit with both adults and kids. Plus, it makes [...]

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Caramel Latte Slow Cooker Recipe Thumbnail Caramel Latte Slow Cooker Recipe Thumbnail

Sweet caramel. Steamed milk. Whipped cream. Coffee. And, if you're feeling bold,  a shot of espresso, to create the perfect caramel latte. Made right at home. In your slow cooker. And, all at a fraction of what you would pay at Starbucks, or even the more economical, Dunkin' Donuts. This Caramel Latte Slow Cooker Recipe is [...]

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Easy Mango Chicken Quesadillas Recipe Thumbnail Easy Mango Chicken Quesadillas Recipe Thumbnail

Growing up I wasn't much of a mango fan even though my family grew mangoes in their backyard. Now that I'm older, I can't believe I didn't like mangoes! They are chock full of vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber and potassium. They also increase your energy, lower your weight, and best of all, give you [...]

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3 Steps To Help You Reduce Food Waste and Save Money Thumbnail 3 Steps To Help You Reduce Food Waste and Save Money Thumbnail

With growing boys young men at home, my grocery bill was pretty expensive. It's was one of my largest bills after rent and garage. Cutting back on food was not an option. They needed their substance! So, I discovered another way. Food waste reduction. One day I had a eureka moment as I was organizing [...]

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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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Gluten Free Lifestyle Changes| NYC Latina Blogger, latinaonamission.com Gluten Free Lifestyle Changes| NYC Latina Blogger, latinaonamission.com

Dear Readers, I feel as if I owe you an explanation and an apology. So much has happened in my life and I have to admit blogging fell to the wayside. Without getting into the specifics, I've had a few health scares, from blood clots, to unexplained bruising, inflammation and heart pains. Thankfully, the doctor [...]

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