Aug 04, 2015


The TRUTH About What Dyslexia Really Is


Diagnosing My Husband with Dyslexia When I met my husband, I knew there was something different about him.  I couldn’t put my finger on it, but he was a bit goofy in social interactions and much kinder and more sensitive then other men I’d met.  I wouldn’t have pegged him as being Dyslexic though, since […]

What I Have Learned in Life So Far….

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Latina Craving ~ Quick and Easy Picarones


I had my first Picarones at a cultural festival in my early 20’s.  I was smitten at first bite. The airy texture paired with a sweet thick sauce made my heart beat in happiness.  The yeast dough consists of either squash or sweet potato and the syrup is made with chancaca (molasses).  Pieces of dough […]

Ditch The Cram Session: 9 Easy Ways To Avoid Cramming for Exams


The dreaded cram.  Oh how I loathe thee.  I’ll never forget the semester I decided to ditch cramming as my standard study plan for good.  It was the Spring of 2000…I remember it like it was yesterday.  I met up with my friends for our exam cram-athon in the undergraduate library.  On my last day […]

Surprising Side Effects of Rising College Costs: On Marriage, Mortgage & Professional Life [Infographic]

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American Workers Waste 2+ Hours a Day: How are You Wasting Time at Work?

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My Tips for Long, Healthy Hair!


People always ask me, what’s my secret to long and healthy hair? In terms of length, my hair has for the most part always been pretty long and I think it has a lot to do with the fact that it’s thick. Thick hair tends to be stronger and suffers less breakage than thin/fine hair. […]

Saving for College: 529 Savings Plans

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Here it is, the holy grail of parenting — how to save for your child’s college education.  Oh yes, we have arrived.  I will be upfront with you.  If you aren’t actively saving towards and emergency fund AND your retirement, please turn around and exit the building, or promise me that you will file this […]

Finding the Right College for You: What’s a Girl to Do?

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Young Latina Voices Column What’s a girl to do when figuring out the whole college thing? There are so many things to take into consideration. The last few years of high school is hard enough with the stress of finals and getting strong ACT and SAT scores. Then factor in the current state of the […]

Communication Tips for Couples Who Don’t Share a Native Language

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It’s been said that men and women don’t speak the same language. Imagine how much more complicated marriage can be could be when “not speaking the same” language isn’t a ‘Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus’ exaggeration, but literal truth.This was the case for my husband and me early in our marriage. As […]

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