That Time I Had to Hide in a Bathroom Stall with my Daughter

Ever think about what it really means that we are parenting in a world where it's completely necessary to teach our children what to do in case someone enters the the building with a gun? Something happened last week that left me more than a little freaked out. I haven’t talked about it on here because I didn’t know [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: Featured, News, Parenting|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Ogunquit Maine the Perfect Place to have Cake by the Ocean

If you are looking for a place to squeeze in one last family vacation, a long weekend for Labor Day or a romantic getaway this summer, I would recommend Ogunquit, Maine. Believe me, you will not regret it. Summering in Ogunquit is taking a break from the chaos of your life. It’s getting back to [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Parenting, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Back to School Breaking My Heart Since 2009

Back to school was not Xanax inducing here. Not this year anyways. Today was the first day of school for my girls. It feels much too early in the summer. It’s the first summer that I wasn’t either ecstatic or sobbing to be left alone. This morning was a peaceful, easy morning. The girls are at [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Categories: Confessions, Featured|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

American Girl Wellie Wishers Teach Little Girls Empathy

Have you heard of the Wellie Wishers? This summer has been full of hectic crazy fun; packed with sunshine and the great outdoors. We’ve traveled, seen the beach and watched movies outside under the stars. But what do you do when it rains, right in the middle of summer? We made lemonade out of those lemons. The [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: giveaway, Raising Girls|Tags: , , |18 Comments

What Gwen Stefani Taught Me about Parenting

I learned something life altering at the Gwen Stefani concert last Sunday.Raising girls has taught me to be a better woman. My little girls are no longer little girls. . It is beautiful and sad at the same time. On one hand, they amaze me by the young ladies they are becoming but on the [...]

Hillary Clinton’s Nomination Just Kicked Misogyny in the Balls

Hillary Clinton just made history shattering the glass ceiling to become the first woman to be the presidential nominee for a major political party and I got to watch it happen with my little girls. As a Mexican American woman this means more to me than I can put into words. I grew up in [...]

The Truth About Life After a Miscarriage

Yesterday, I saw that one of my friends has been posting articles about miscarriage on her Facebook page. Then, I noticed there were more instances where she had shared about this topic. She never said she had one and they were not scholarly or medical articles, they were the kind of articles those of us who [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|Categories: Confessions, Loss|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Mean Girl Dani Mathers Easily the Ugliest Woman on Internet

Dani Mathers, Playboy Playmate of the year 2105, is easily the biggest bitch and ugliest woman on the Internet thanks to her body shaming shenanigans. Nothing like being beautiful and a mean girl. That's original. Want to kick some puppies and pick on kids in wheelchairs next, Dani Mathers? To add insult to injury, she backtracked her bad [...]

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop; How to Survive Parenting

Ever find yourself Googling how to survive parenting? My girls are past the toddler years and we even lived through the threenager years...twice! We’ve survived the first days of school and those first years of the insecurity of the early years of elementary school and learning to coexist with others. We are falling fast, headlong into [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Mommy Truisms|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The TRUTH is Some Days Suck

I need your advice on how to deal with kids being home all summer? Yesterday, I was having a “poppin Xanax like they’re tic tacs” sort of day. Not really, but that’s definitely how I’ve been feeling. You know when you just feel like things are too much and swallowing you whole? Not in a [...]

By | July 1st, 2016|Categories: Confessions|Tags: , , , |0 Comments