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Stealing the Show: Latina Mom Portrayals on TV

Ah fall, the best season of all. The air is turning crisp, the leaves are about to change, pumpkin lattes are back, and TV is good again. This week, three of the season’s biggest shows have made their return—Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy,…

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…

Former NYPD Cop & Cancer Survivor Educates Latinas

After more than 20 years with the New York Police Department, Patti Murrillo-Casa couldn’t wait to retire in 2008. She was finally going to join her husband, Freddie Casa, who had retired from the NYPD in 2007. The plan was to take an…

So You Want to be a Latina Mom Blogger?

If you want to be a Latina Mom Blogger, a mamiblogger, or monetize your current blog, you may want to read The Digital Mom Handbook: How to Blog, Vlog, Tweet, and Facebook Your Way to a Dream Career at Home. The authors are Audrey McClelland…

Latina Magazine Quinceanera: 15 Big Name Celebs Attend the Party

This month, Latina magazine celebrates it’s Quinceañera. And there is much to celebrate. The magazine was founded by Christy Haubeggar in 1996, upon her graduation from Stanford Law School. The idea was born in one of her business courses,…

Family Jamming, Andrea Echeverri Style

Simply because our favorite Florecita Rockera is now a mother of two doesn’t mean she’s lost her edge or her energy. Andrea Echeverri, the tattooed, pierced, and iconic frontwoman of Aterciopelados—the Colombian rock band that rose to…
Latino Pride and Children

Latino Pride & Children

When my daughter was born, I was surprised by the overwhelming—fierce, even!—desire I suddenly felt to raise her in the same manner that I was: immersed in nuestra cultura and filled with Latino pride. As someone who had drifted into a very…

Honoring Mami: A Daughter's 9/11 Remembrance

Editor’s Note: At 10 years of age, Caitlin Antigua lost her mother, Lorraine, on September 11, 2001. Lorraine worked on the 109th Floor of the North Tower for Cantor Fitzgerald, the bond brokerage firm that lost 658 employees in the World…