Latino Children Mirror Parents Poor Exercise Habits
Latino Children Mirror Poor Exercise Habits of Parents
By Irasema Romero | 04/15/2011 - 15:30

Latino parents may have more control over their children’s health than realized. A new study suggests the activity levels of Hispanic children closely parallel those of their parents.

The study, conducted by researchers from Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, tracked the physical activity levels of 80 Hispanic parents and their preschool-aged children.  Three months worth of data showed that Hispanic parents play a significant role in setting patterns of physical activity for their children.

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Natalie Morales
Natalie Morales Answers Your Questions: "Blending in is Boring!"
By Natalie Morales | 03/23/2011 - 10:30

Hi Natalie!

I am daughter of foreign service officers and despite the fact that I was born in Brazil, my life was non-stop travel (France, Italy, Morroco, UK) and work. Love eventually brought me to the U.S. Even though, I've been here for almost 6 years (I am now a married mother of two), it's kind of hard to fit in to this new American way of life. You're American-born, but half Puerto Rican and half Brazilian. How do you manage that?



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Natalie Morales Fights with her Husband About Picking Up the Kids and Answers Your Questions!
By Latina Staff | 03/14/2011 - 14:30

Growing up, my dad was the epitome of the Latin father—or as we would say jokingly, he was a machista. My mother would make dinner, set the table, and then wait on him hand and foot. Whenever he wanted something, like a spoon, rather than get up and get it himself, he would ask us to get it and joke, “That’s why God gave me three daughters.” Yes, I know you are cringing as you read this, but I’m sure many of you can relate.

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Modern Mami: Lessons from My Mother
Modern Mami: Lessons from My Mother
By Latina Staff | 01/13/2011 - 13:51

Today show host Natalie Morales has joined the Latina magazine team! Natalie will be contributing a monthly column about what it means to be a modern mami as well as answering your parenting questions starting this February.

This month, Natalie opens up about her own mother and shares precious lessons she learned. 

Lessons from my Mother

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BREAKING NEWS: Natalie Morales is Latina’s New ‘Modern Mami’
By anonymous | 12/13/2010 - 08:00

When Latina was looking for a woman to write about what it means to be a modern day Latina mom, there was no doubt Natalie Morales of the Today show was it. Brazilian and Puerto Rican, Natalie juggles 2 kids, a full time job and all the unique challenges that come with being a mom and being Latina.

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Another Baby for Thalía?
By Celestrellas | 12/01/2010 - 13:30

Doña Yolanda Miranda, mother of singer-actress Thalía, said in an interview with Ventaneando TV show that her daughter is trying to give daughter Sabrina Sakaë a little brother or sister.

"That's right, and hopefully she'll give us good news soon. Hopefully next year we'll know already and we'll have another baby for 2011" the proud grandma said during the interview.

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Mariah Carey on Sex of her Baby (Babies?): "I'm Not Telling Anyone"
By Latina Staff | 12/01/2010 - 10:45

Mariah Carey is still trying to keep some parts of her pregnancy secret, despite a recent slip of the toungue in which she seemingly revealed she may be expecting multiples.

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First Look: Alana De La Garza's Baby Boy!
By Lee Hernandez | 10/06/2010 - 17:26

Meet Alana De La Garza's bundle of joy! Kieran Thomas Roberts is just nine days old and weighs a healthy 9 lbs, 3 oz.

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The Case Against Kids
The Case Against Kids: Is it Un-Latina to Not Want a Family?
By Marlene Montanez | 08/12/2010 - 11:27

Is it un-Latina-like not to want a family?

“Don’t you dare do that to me,” my mother said,  and then cried out in Spanish: “¡Estás loca! ¡No me puedes hacer esto!”

We were sitting in the living room of my parents’ house on an otherwise normal Sunday afternoon. Except I had just casually mentioned that I wasn’t sure I wanted to have children. Ever. Which apparently was cause to call in the National Guard.

“Raising a family is the point of life!” she said.

“Not for everyone. Maybe not for me,” I replied.

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