Aug 01, 2015


Lessons Learned in Transition

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The New Latina Guide to a Fabulous 2011 Year! is a collection of insights and tips from a group of talented Latinas (and one Latino) on how to live life to the fullest.  Today, we feature Silvia Martinez’ piece, on adjusting to this country as an immigrant from Mexico.  To download the free New Latina […]

What Happened To You As A Child?

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photo: wanderinghome You certainly looked like a child and dressed like a child.  Other people saw you as a child, unless they got close enough to that edge of sadness in your eyes or that worried look on your brow.  You behaved much like a child, but you were not really frolicking, you were more […]

Juicing My Way to a Dress Size 10

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. Today, I officially began incorporating more fruits and vegetables into my daily diet by simply juicing! I grew up not eating a variety of vegetables.  On most days, my mother cooked the Dominican flag, as we call it:  rice, beans and some sort of meat.  It was delicious, don’t take me wrong.  But I […]

Las Hermanas Mirabal


Las Hermanas Mirabal, (or Mirabal Sisters), are four sisters from the Dominican Republic who bravely opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo, changing the future of their country forever. If this story seems familiar, it’s because author Julia Alvarez wrote a fictionalized account of the sisters in her novel In the Time of the Butterflies. Alvarez’s […]

Listening to My Body


source: coridalus Last November, I made a well-planned decision to slow down, in general — to reduce the number of projects and on-going activities I was multitasking on.  At the urging of my husband, I began to focus more of my limited free time on taking better care of myself.  Not an easy task when […]

Lydia and Frank’s Bicultural Wedding!

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  On this Sunday, we wrap up our Wedding Week series with the beautiful wedding of Ana Lydia and Frank Charles Monaco!   This romantic wedding was full of romance and details!  Enjoy! Wedding Date: October 1, 2010 Ceremony Location:  St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Santa Monica Reception Location: Mountain Gate Country Club in Bel […]

Matthew and Roma’s Elegant Wedding in Chile!


Our Wedding Week was so incredibly popular that we had friends nominating their friend’s weddings!  Roma and Matthew, from Chile, were nominated by their friend Lana.  Take a look at these stunning photographs… The wedding of: Matthew & Roma Trejo Hernández Photographed by: Lana Puckett Location: Valle Escondido, Santiago, Chile “Matthew and Roma are completely […]

A Fun Wedding – Cuban Style!


Wedding Week has been such a fun week, here at New Latina! Today’s wedding and love story belongs to the fun and lovely Carrie Ferguson Weir!!  Many of you know Carrie through her popular Tiki Tiki Blog.  Carrie has been happily married for 18 years!  Can’t wait to read what all her bloguera friends have […]

Judith Duval – A Classic Wedding In Two Cultures


We continue to celebrate love with our Wedding Week Series.   We are featuring and sharing with you the wedding photos and love story of five New Latina readers.  Today’s beautiful wedding story belongs to Judith Duval, my friend and co-blogger here at New Latina! About Judith I was born and raised in the Dominican […]

Yvette Marquez Sharpnack’s Romantic Beach Wedding!


We continue our Wedding Week series today with another beautiful and romantic wedding — on the beach! Today’s featured wedding is New Latina reader Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack! Enjoy! Where/how did you and your husband meet? We met at a camping trip coordinated by mutual friends. Although we didn’t start dating at first we did like each […]

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