+ 7 Meaningful gifts by women for women

7 Meaningful gifts made by women, for women

I’m a big proponent of gifting items and services made by women for women. It’s a way of supporting small businesses and other ladies. Here are some of my favorites, and please know that the list is just a small sample of what is out there! Pressed Intentions Maura Hernandez is a journalist and an editor who launched this Etsy shop as a creative… Read More

+ Consumer Reports, an organization that works with and for the consumer

Visiting Consumer Reports headquarters in Yonkers, NY

I’ve teamed up with Consumer Reports and am proud to be one of their paid brand ambassadors; my personal opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Consumer Reports. I picked up my first Consumer Reports magazine at the supermarket when I moved back to the U.S. 12 years ago. It wasn´t worth shipping everything we had back in Spain, especially home gadgets and electronics,… Read More

+ Latina moms express their fears in wake of election

Anti-bullying, anti-racism resources for families & teachers

The day after one of the longest and toughest election nights ever, my eldest went to school in Sarasota, Florida, to find that every other kid was wearing a Trump T-shirt. I told her to lay low and not talk politics. As white-skinned Hispanics, we can blend in and not raise an eyebrow unless we speak Spanish. The city where I live is liberal… Read More

+ Estrategias para superar los retos de la vida

Estrategias para superar los retos de la vida

No tiene más éxito aquél cuya vida carece de retos, sino el que desarrolla la fortaleza y la destreza para sobreponerse a ellos. Es una ingenuidad pensar que si descubres cuál es tu propósito de vida, te marcas metas, das los pasos para alcanzarlas y adoptas una actitud positiva, todo te resultará muy fácil. Sé lo que es luchar por superar un problema, conseguirlo… Read More

+ Cuddl Duds reversible top for comfort, style and layering

Cuddl Duds reversible top for comfort, style & layering

I recently shared how Cuddl Duds are the perfect layering separates, no matter where you live. In addition to the leggings, top and socks I featured, I’ve also discovered Cuddl Duds Softwear with Stretch Reversible Tank. I bought the tank top in black and found that I can wear it many different ways. It can be dressed up or down and accessorized for a… Read More

+ What it really takes to be successfully self-employed

What it really takes to be successfully self-employed

Many people love the idea of being self-employed. They want to be entrepreneurs, freelancers, artists. They want to live life on their own terms. They don´t want to have to go to an office all day. The idea of having a boss makes them sick to their stomach. Waking up early is torture. They despise schedules. I know exactly how they feel. I am… Read More

+ My new author photo

Taking my new author photo with a natural but polished look

It was time for a new author photo for this writer. I´ve been using the same one for a few years, because I felt it captured exactly the energy and feel of the books and articles I write. I am all about finding joy in life, being comfortable in your own skin and embracing your age. It´s also the photo I use as my… Read More