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Healthy, Summer BBQs Your Family Will Love

It’s summertime and the cooking is easy! This is the time of year when our diets are meant to be light. Mother Nature blesses us with lots of sunshine, greens galore, and an abundance of fruit. So why is it that we bog ourselves down with…
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Vipassana Meditation: Why Ten Days of Silence Will Calm any Latina

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No phones. No music. No writing. No reading. No talking. I began to digest the fact that this seemingly contemptuous litany of ‘no’s’ also meant: no whining, complaining, venting, tweeting, texting, blogging, blabbing, pinging, poking,…
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A Super Woman's Worth: Alexis Tirado

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This is the first in a series of stories on Daughters We Love. If you would like to nominate a daughter you love to be featured on Mamiverse, tell us about her. Alicia Keys sought to hire a special someone with spunk, who was also smooth…

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…