Oct 31, 2014

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Smart Parenting Tip: How to Survive Running Errands with Kids

Smart Parenting: The Five Points Game

Shopping.  Fun. Shopping with pequeñitos?  Not so much. Like many mamas out there, I often find myself shopping (especially grocery shopping) with my little ones in tow.  For the most part they are good, but there are times I end up running more errands than they can handle.  After several stops, they start feeling the stress […]

College Prep: Starting Early (iVillage Post)

College Prep

Getty Images In January, colleges and universities across the country experienced record-breaking numbers of college applications. UCLA reported a stunning 61,498 applications, and Columbia University received a record 34,587, a 32% increase over last year. The increasing cost of a college education and the struggle to pay for those four years are clearly not slowing […]

Being a Stay-at Home Mom: How I Made it Work

Lisa Renata

There are mothers that are better mothers when they work. They can manage work and home amazingly, and parenting just as well. I know many working mamas, and their kids are doing great. There are mothers that prefer to stay at home, those that enjoy every minute with their child. I also know many SAH […]

Being a Young-Looking Mother

Tara Trinity

“Ay pobrecita, she’s so young to have a child!”  Those comments come on a daily basis, whether I’m sitting on Amtrak, waiting for the bus, or at the pediatrician’s office.  The stereotypes fly as soon as my son is in tow.  I’m automatically placed in the she-must-be-a-poor-single-Latina-mother category.  These thoughts are not just assumptions, as […]

9 Questions to Consider Before Having Another Baby!

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Mujer, are you thinking about having another baby?  Are cute images of soft-skin, rosy cheeks and baby-powdered-smelling-babies popping all over your head?  If your clock for another baby is ticking, you might be weighing the pros and cons of having another bundle of love in your arms. We’ve put together a list of questions to […]

Arianna Huffington & The Infectious Empowerment of Story Telling

Huffington Post & New Latina Founders

Arianna Huffington and Angelica Perez-Litwin, at the NCLR Conference Today, Arianna Huffington, the president and editor-in-chief of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group, delivered the keynote address at the Latinas Brunch of the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Conference.  Amidst a room filled with over 1,800 Latinos of all ages, nationalities and professional background, this […]

Un Chancletaso, Time Out or Self-Reflection?

Latina mom

If you grew up in a Latino home, you know very well the power of the chancleta (slipper).  And for those who don’t, let’s just say that a plain old pair of slippers can command significant fear from rambunctious children, as they run away from stressed-out parents threatening to use it to discipline bad behavior. The […]

A Is For Admission: An Insider’s Guide to Getting Into Ivy League & Other Top Colleges

book review

Book Pages is our weekend book series where we share pages from books we love, and let you decide if you want more. Today’s featured books is “A Is For Admissions” by Michele A. Hernandez, EdD, the former assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth College. If you want your child to be a competitive applicant […]

Three Generations of Women & My Best Friend

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Clockwise from top left:  Sister, Paternal Abuela, Daughter, Mother, Best Friend, Sister. Contributing author:  Lisa Renata When I think of Latina women that have inspired me throughout my life, I don’t think of women like Frida Kahlo, Isabel Allende or Salma Hayek.  (Not that they aren’t women to admire and learn from.)  No.  Instead, I […]

The Latina Mother-Daughter Relationship: Inspiration and Challenge

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I was already married with children, and for years, my mother would still call me every. single. day. “¿Comiste ya?”  (Did you eat already?) she asked daily. Bizarre?  Not really, not for a Latina mother. I couldn’t find a way to tell her that her daily monitoring was unnecessary — that I had grown up (for […]

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