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Mom talking to daughter & son; One dark skinned person & one light skinned person holding hands; person on ground with another person kneeling over them Mom talking to daughter & son; One dark skinned person & one light skinned person holding hands; person on ground with another person kneeling over them

This post is brought to you by our generous sponsor, Anthem Foundation.   As a child, I thought my familia/family was invincible. We enjoyed the outdoors, had weekly family gatherings and I often fell asleep watching them dancing and playing the guitar, conga, and tambourines late into the night. It was a care-free life. Yet, [...]

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Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria | Latina On a Mission Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria | Latina On a Mission

UPDATE: As of September 28, 2017, the Jones Act waiver has been approved for 10 days; however, we must call on Congress to extend the waiver for at least a year. Please continue to raise your voices for Puerto Rico. Like many, my family in Puerto Rico, has been affected by Hurricane Maria. I have [...]

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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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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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5 Workplace Lessons Learned From Watching My Dogs Thumbnail 5 Workplace Lessons Learned From Watching My Dogs Thumbnail

I'm a dog lover. I say that proudly even though studies suggest cat people are smarter. Dogs have their perks. They're social, smart, and loyal. And according to a study by the University of California at Berkeley dog owners are typically extroverted, agreeable, energetic, fun and conscientious. Watching my dogs this weekend made me realize [...]

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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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8 Things You Should Never Say to a Dog Owner Thumbnail 8 Things You Should Never Say to a Dog Owner Thumbnail

As the proud fur mom, aka dog owner, of two Toy Aussies, I'm the first to admit that I baby them. I bake them special treats, take them to the park, buy them special clothes and even read to them! They're family.  So when others complain that dogs take up too much time and money, [...]

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My Memories Of Domestic Violence Impacted My Life Thumbnail My Memories Of Domestic Violence Impacted My Life Thumbnail

Over the years, I've spoken openly about the abuse I witnessed as a child. The first time I met my biological father I watched him beat my stepmother. Bang. Bang. Bang. Her head hit the kitchen counter. Then the wall. *Lo que pasa en la casa se queda en la casa. He pounded on her [...]

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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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