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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…

Latinas and Domestic Violence

Latinas are widely affected by domestic violence. He drove me insane. There was just so much I could take. I took revenge. These are phrases uttered by women who are victims of domestic violence. But tragically, after being beaten…

Pranking Mom With Shock Toy: Those Crazy Kids!

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Mami was just innocently prepating tortillas for dinner, but her kids were cooking up something a little different! For more fantastic MamiTV videos and content, visit!

Why Not all Latinas are Envious

No, not all Latinas are envious, and here's why. It all began with a phone call. My wonderful TV agent, Cindy Mintz of Abrams Artists Agency, wanted to let me know that actress Sara Ramirez had inquired about a meeting with me. My jaw dropped.…

How Grandmothers Help Raise Children

Latina grandmothers help raise our children. As we sat around the dinner table the other night, my ten-year-old son seemed a little confused as to what to do when pushed or shoved or kicked on the soccer field. We all had words of advice…

Vacationing with Mom: 4 Valuable Lessons on How to Bond and Survive

In the spirit of love and unity, Mami, my sister, and I decided to spend quality time and take a vacation—together. And my one-year-old niece, who is attached to her mother's breast, literally. Three generations. Our destination: Miami,…

Sexless in the City: Living with Mami

Mami was a good girl from Los Naranjos in the Dominican Republic. She was the second of nine children, which means my abuela and abuelo were very, uh, loving. Being second in command, mami had many responsibilities growing up, including wiping…

Boys and Wounds: A Cowboy's Guide to Raising Boys for Single Moms

In her latest installment of "A Cowboy's Guide to Raising Boys," writer Alisa Valdes realizes it's time to toughen up a little. It will come as little surprise to those who know me that I have long been just a tiny bit, well, over-reactive—especially…

A Guide for Single Moms Raising Boys

I'm a single mom to a ten-year-old boy. My son’s father is one of those “fun” dads that kids see mostly on the weekends- you know, the kind who is really great at playing video games and teaching the kid to beat-box, but not so great…