Entries by Lorraine Ladish


A Latina’s Journey to Bulimia and Back

UPDATED March 26th, 2018 When I was 16, I was a straight-A student, but I was also a wallflower and extremely shy. I lacked self-confidence and didn’t like my looks. Books became my best friends. One day a peer told me I better watch my thighs. She said they were getting big. Looking back, I […]


7 Tips to Look Refreshed, Even If You’re Sleep Deprived

UPDATED February 22th, 2018 You need to look refreshed, but you haven’t slept! This is common. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. Most of us do not sleep enough. We wake up early and we’re up late checking email, making sure things are ready […]


Culture Clash: Baby Ear Piercing & Latinos

UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Every so often the “to pierce or not to pierce a baby’s ears” debate flares up in the U.S. This is probably because there are more and more little Latina girls running around with earrings adorning their cute little earlobes. A lot of Anglo moms consider the practice barbaric and even […]

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How to Raise Daughters With Good Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is something I lacked when I was younger, from my childhood all through my twenties and beyond. Perhaps that was what triggered my long struggle with bulimia, fortunately now behind me. It´s taken me a lifetime to feel good about myself and I can live with that, but as the mother of two young […]


Spring Beauty: Editor’s Picks

Spring beauty palettes help us put our best face forward as we let go of winter scarves and hats to embrace this season of renewal. Here are some of our tried and true must-have beauty products that will add a pop of color to your make-up bag and enhance your complexion, along with why we liked […]


The Best Spring Skin Care Products: Editor’s Picks

It’s time for your skin to undergo a spring awakening! I’ve rounded up some of our favorite spring skin care products to help you wake up tired, dry skin and shake off the winter blues! Read Related: Spring Forward! Leave the Winter Blues Behind For combination skin, Repechage’s T-Zone® Shine Control Serum gets rid of […]


10 Signs You May Have an Eating Disorder

I’ve shared my own struggle with an eating disorder here on Mamiverse and in two of my books: I Feel Fat and Fear of Eating. No two stories of battling anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating are the same and because food is a substance we need to deal with on a daily basis, it makes […]