+ Breaking the news of grandpa's death to my teen and tween

Breaking the news of grandpa’s death to my teen and tween

Breaking the news of a loved one’s death is never easy. I’d rather endure receiving bad news myself one hundred times than having to break it to my kids once. But life and death are intertwined and so delaying the news or trying to sugarcoat it doesn’t make much sense. And yet, telling my daughters that their grandfather was dead is the hardest thing… 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

+ The busy mom´s way to make a family photo book

The busy mom´s solution for making a family photo book

I will never forget the day my youngest, who must have been 7 or 8 at the time, walked into my room and asked: “Mommy, do I have a baby picture book?” My heart sank. She did not. You see, when my eldest was born in 2001 I only had an analog camera. I always ordered double prints of all her photos. I made… Read More

Open letter to my three inspiring teens

Yoplait Go Big is inviting parents to write open letters to their tweens or teens telling them why they are amazing and why they inspire us. I will take any opportunity to highlight the positive in life, so I was really excited about this campaign. If you are a parent of teens, you know it can be a challenge. That´s why I find it… Read More

+ Does your online work interfere with family time?

Does online work get in the way of family time?

Oh, this one´s a biggie for me. And I don´t just mean since I became a mom. I´ve always worked a lot, ever since I was very very young. Maybe it´s because I love what I do. Even setting up this new website and blog. I am not doing it in little pockets of time here and there. I´m on the last stretch, working… Read More