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I'd Rather Be Home Than at the Oscars

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The twins were 10-months-old and we were on our way to Mommy and Me. Simple enough, right? Wrong! Anyone who has had twins fully recognizes that this simple outing requires about two-and-a-half hours of planning, prepping, and coaxing just…
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The Swan And The Essence of Nely Galán

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At some point in our lives, we are all tested. We find ourselves at a crossroad where we must face a challenge, or series of challenges that force us to stand back and reassess the landscape of our reality. Such a crossroad in life could be…
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Illustrating Go the F**k To Sleep

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Once upon a time parents simply swallowed their discontent when it came to whiny kids who didn’t want to go to sleep. We lived in a land where, on any given night, mom and dad displayed more patience than Gandhi; never a single bleepable…
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A Journalist’s Journey of Reinvention

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The high school principal, voice shaky, eyes glimmering with tears, stood behind the podium. Letting bad teachers go was part of her job, she explained, the next words scraping against her throat. Letting good teachers go was just…painful.…
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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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Three Steps to Negotiating the Pay Raise You Deserve

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The number one mistake women make when asking for a pay raise is focusing on themselves instead of on the value they bring to their organizations. So take note: Do not make your pay raise request all about you, especially to your employer!…
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Digital Learning: Best Educational Apps for Kids

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We’ve all seen it at the dinner table: the kid who simply does not want to part with the iPad, iPod, iPhone, iTouch, iEtc. As frustrating as it may be, let’s accept the fact that the onslaught of i-Accessories have become part of our family’s…
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Latinos Bridging the Digital Divide

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Gone are the days when the only supplies students needed were pens, pencils and paper, when doing a research paper meant a trip to the stacks of the local library, and a visual presentation meant poster board and glue sticks.Today, school…
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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…