Entries by Laura Carbonell


Three Kings Day Menu for a Special Day

UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Three Kings Day is celebrated in many Latin countries on January 6. And, as with any Latin celebration, food takes center stage. My Three Kings Day Menu has some of the dishes my abuelita would serve on this day, which happens to be her birthday. This year, she is turning 99. All of […]

17 Things Guys Do That Turn Women Off

UPDATED June 17th, 2017 We’ve all been there. Whether in a romantic or potentially romantic moment, or in the throes of a full-blown relationship, we’ve all witnessed some behavior and habits in guys that are enough to kill either the moment or the entire affair. Are we too picky? Maybe. But every woman has her […]


4 Life Lessons from Les Miserables

UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Les Miserables by Victor Hugo was published in 1862 and is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century, not to mention one of the longest ever written! It has been adapted for the stage as a Broadway musical, and now, as a new movie starring Hugh Jackman, Anne […]

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Mom Strike! Embracing No Housework Day

Someone, somewhere, had the great idea to declare April 7 National No Housework Day! That person, no doubt a harried housewife, deserves a medal. Coincidentally, it is also National Beer Day, which is an intriguing coincidence. Perhaps it’s an invitation for women to say, “It’s five o’clock somewhere,” and sip a cold one while watching […]