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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…
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Teen Motherhood: I Did It, But Don’t Recommend It

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I've had the teen motherhood experience. was 15 when I found out I was pregnant, and everything changed for me in an instant.  I was terrified, and yet for me, like many other Latina teens, neither abortion nor adoption was an option.  It’s…
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Single Parenting: Good for Babies and Moms?

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Recently, I had the opportunity to discuss a Washington Post blog post about being a single mother on NPR's Tell Me More (which you can listen to here). It was interesting to hear other single mom's perspectives on the actual choice of becoming…
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Breaking Mom’s Heart: A Daughter’s Guilt Over Moving Out

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UPDATED August 1st, 2016 I've decided it's time to get my own place. But I feel an enormous amount of guilt over this. I concocted this plan after a ridiculous battle ensued between Mami and me. The culprit: a mountain of clothing. The…
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Happy Cancer Chick: Comedy, Chemo and the Power of Positivity

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Even though there is nothing inherently funny or joyful about cancer, Jenny Saldaña has made it her personal mission to find the bliss in life despite the challenge of such an illness. Jenny is passionate about using her experience as a…
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I Survived Domestic Abuse & Violence

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“Chris Brown, you can beat me!” some young girls tweeted. I was equal parts shocked, frightened, and disappointed. I’ve also seen the many jokes about Chris Brown’s abuse of former girlfriend and collaborator, Rihanna. I get that…
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Tips to Help You Choose to Be Healthy

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There is knowing what you need to do to be healthy and then there is doing it. And that’s just the rub for most of us, isn’t it?  We know what we need to do.  We rationalize not doing it for a moment, and that landslides into every…
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An Open Letter to Demi Moore

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  Dear Demi, I don't know you. So I ask you to forgive my false familiarity. We have New Mexico in common, and I know of people who knew you growing up in Roswell. From what I've heard, you had a rough start in this world. So I…
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Handling The Pressure to Drop the Baby Weight

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Jessica Simpson is in the news yet again—this time, for a lucrative deal she’s reportedly made with Weight Watchers to lose her post-pregnancy baby weight. You might think Simpson would be more wrapped up in, say, nesting—after all,…

Sh**t Girls Say to Girls with Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer survivor, actor and comedy writer Jenny Lidice Saldana has kept her sense of humor while battling breast cancer and turned her experience into this hilarious video, Sh*t Girls Say to Girls with Breast Cancer. This Happy Cancer…