How Dare You! The Perils of the Cardio Slog and Benefits of Circuit Training

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You have a routine. You walk into the gym, head for your favorite cardio machine, and prepare for your tried and true daily workout. But then there are those days when you find yourself snarling at a woman plugging away on your treadmill/elliptical/stepper/bike/etc.…
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Shake Up Your Asanas!: Where Yoga Meets Dance

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For many of us, yoga equals a serene state of quiet stillness, a zone in which to work on balance, tranquility, and alignment. But sometimes you need to shake things up. Why not try a more communicative yoga practice, one that takes the phrase…
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Why I Regret Having an Only Child

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UPDATED August 1st, 2016 On a sunny afternoon in June, I sat on my friend’s porch as we watched her two boys and my 7-year-old son bounce themselves silly on a trampoline. On the other side of the row of baby blue hydrangea bushes,…
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Lose Weight With Salads

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Enter the Summer Consumption Paradigm Shift. Think of this mindset as the ‘summer you,’ the you that wants to slither and slink in sun dresses, the beautiful bronze goddess you, the you sans those god-forsaken muffin tops. To truly embrace…
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Daisy Fuentes: A Supermodel Turns Supermogul

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She burst onto the screen as MTV’s first Latina VJ, continued to break barriers as Revlon’s first Latina spokesmodel, and solidified her name by becoming one of the first celebrities to brand herself. Daisy Fuentes has always been a leader,…
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A Guide for Single Moms Raising Boys

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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…
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Mother-Daughter Relationships and Spirituality

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I am not a mother. But as my own mom slips inexorably into the oblivion that is Alzheimer’s Dementia the opportunities are rife for me to consider motherhood from the perspective of daughter. Through my blog about caring for my mother,…
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Education Daycations: How to Fight Summer Boredom

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Summer is the time to relax, to have fun, to chill, to sit on your lounge chair in the backyard and soak up the sun and silence. Riiiight. Any well-seasoned mami knows that as soon as she sits her butt on any chair and closes her eyes, those…
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How to Talk to Kids About Divorce

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“Mami and Papi still love each other, but Papi is going to live in his own house where you’ll have your own room too. Most things will stay pretty much the same. You haven’t done anything wrong; we both love you very much.”These are…