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Grandmothers, Grandchildren & Christmas!

Grandmothers can affect the way our kids experience Christmas, and viceversa. Last December at school, my daughter sang Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer alongside Celebrate Kwanzaa and Chanukah, Oh Chanukah at her winter recital. One night…

Teach Your Children The Meaning of Christmas

What is the real meaning of Christmas, and how to teach it to your children? As a mother, you teach your children first and foremost by example. During this holiday season, you have the opportunity to show your family the three most meaningful…

Divorce Dilemma: Choosing Between Mom and Dad

A common divorce dilemma is when a child has to choose between Mom and Dad. Back when I was married to my son's father, I was able to play a role as a buffer between the two. If my son's father made a decision I didn't agree with regarding…

How to Throw Your Own Posada

Are you thinking of throwing your own Posada? You're not alone! December 16th marks the kick-off for Las Posadas, the nine days of festivities that lead up to Christmas in Mexico and other Latin American countries. But what exactly is a…

Celebrating a Multicultural Christmas

A multicultural Christmas is becoming more and more frequent in today's world. "Who is this, mommy?" We are on our third round of this particular line of questioning. My three year old looks at me earnestly, eagerly, wanting to make…

How to Take Care of Yourself During the Holidays

I am going to tell you how to take care of you during the holidays! Why? Because, I am nothing if not predictable. Every year, as the holiday season's busy schedule fires up, I resort to the same tactic for finding more time to get it…

Host a Traditional Posada This Christmas

UPDATED August 1st, 2016 Are you thinking of hosting a traditional posada this Christmas? December 16th marks the kick-off for Las Posadas, the nine days of festivities that lead up to Christmas in Mexico and other Latin American countries.…

An Inspirational Holiday Gift Guide

If you are looking for inspirational gifts for the holidays, you've come to the right place! By now, you have surely made your list of who the lucky gift recipients will be in your life this holiday season. Chances are, though, that you…

How I Became a Single Mom at 23

Author's note: I haven't really discussed how I came to be a single mom at 23, partially because it's incredibly personal, but partially because there's still a bit of a stigma attached to stories like mine. I announced that I was pregnant…