That One May when My Face Exploded

You’ve all probably been wondering where the hell I went this May. Maybe? Maybe you didn’t even notice I was gone. It is May, after all. Like many of you, I went down the rabbit hole that is May beginning with May 1st, marking the worst day of my life, and filled with non-stop obligations.

Yes, […]

By |May 29th, 2015|Categories: Confessions, Featured, humor|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Sister of Motherhood

This post about motherhood is sponsored by Similac. I was compensated for this post but all opinions are my own.
The sisterhood of motherhood, isn’t it a beautiful thing? When I first became a mom, it was the single most amazing and simultaneously most isolating thing that had ever happened to me. There is just something […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Parenting, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Being a Mother is So Much More than I Ever Could Imagine

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Johnson’s® and Latina Bloggers Connect but all opinions about being a mother and memories are my own.
Being a mother is so much more than I ever thought it could be. My daughters are everything to me. That is not an exaggeration. I realize that sounds antiquated and […]

By |May 8th, 2015|Categories: Parenting, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A Mother and her Child’s Heart are Inseparable

This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Coca-Cola but all opinions expressed about my mother are my own.

In a Latino home, Papi may be el Rey but Mami is the glue that keeps the kingdom together. The women in the family are the caretakers; the nurturers and we all stick together. My daughters […]

By |May 7th, 2015|Categories: Parenting, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Our Last First Communion

My 7-year-old just celebrated her First Holy Communion. She chose to wear her sister’s communion dress and sweater. She looked beautiful almost angelic. There was something special about seeing her in her sister’s dress. Dressing her was a little foreshadowing of what her wedding day might be like and, of course, that coupled with the […]

By |May 7th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Parenting|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Black on the Inside

It just happened. I just drove past the parking lot of my OB/GYN on the way to take my oldest to get a “purple” tooth looked at. It seems innocuous enough but I’m reminded of the last time I let my mind believe that nothing was wrong. It almost shattered me.

The place where I went […]

By |May 1st, 2015|Categories: Confessions, Loss|Tags: , |4 Comments

My Mom, My Hero #PutYourHeartToPaper

This is a compensated post written by me in partnership with Hallmark but my opinions and love expressed for my mom in this post are all mine.
Saying, “I love you” to my mom is second nature to me, like breathing, in the same way that I say it to my daughters, my husband and all […]

By |April 27th, 2015|Categories: Parenting, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Grief is a Tricky B*tch

I wrote this one for me, to move through the grief that I still feel on occasion. I call them my emotional time-bombs and they go off without discretion. I wrote this last week, before I started feeling this crazy happiness high that I’m on but after I had a good, hard and ugly cry.Or maybe I […]

By |April 21st, 2015|Categories: Confessions, Loss|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Does Advanced Maternal Age Really Mean You’re Too Old to Give Birth?

What do you consider advanced maternal age? What age do you think is too old to have a baby? Pushing aside, finances and social norms what is your cut off date? I had always said I’d never have a baby after 35. I know, I was so adorable thinking in absolutes. I drew that line in the […]

The Starbucks Effect

Have you ever heard of the Starbucks effect?
I’m not referring to the theory that Starbucks will boost the price of your home, but that is a thing. I’m talking about the kindness of strangers.

“Do unto others as you would have them to do unto you,” it’s the Golden rule. I’ve heard it since I was […]

By |April 13th, 2015|Categories: Confessions|Tags: , , , |2 Comments