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.
By Alice Taranto | 07/19/2010 - 15:53
While child abuse is already on the books as a crime, Brazil just made spanking illegal. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva sent a bill to Congress last week banning domestic corporal punishment (or spanking). The bill says small-scale, quick punishments for misbehavior are seen as "cruel and degrading." Parents caught breaking the law will receive a warning and possibly psychological treatment.
By Miranda Noland | 06/24/2010 - 15:00
Italian swimwear company Calzedonia released their 2010 Spring/Summer ad campaign this week featuring lovely Brazilian supermodel and mother Gisele Bundchen modeling their sexy bikinis. The photos were shot in Costa Rica in February, a mere two months after she gave birth to son Benjamin Brady. Needless to say, Gisele looks amazing!
By Chris Hermosilla | 06/18/2010 - 12:00
If your papi is like most Latino dads, there are two things he loves to do: Take care of his little girl (no matter how old you are) and have the latest gadgets (even if he's not the most tech-savvy guy around). But this Father's Day, instead of splurging on a new high-tech device that's only going to frustrate him, or getting a gift that he's never going to use (like yet another tie), check out our gadget gift guide for fun and easy items he'll appreciate—all for less than $200!
By Carla Molina Martins | 05/19/2010 - 14:00
This week the Internet is buzzing with commentary on these little girls dancing to Beyonce's "Single Ladies" in this video. (Check out the video below!)
I find it pretty funny that so many people have their panties in a bunch about these kids. People are saying the dance is too damn sexy. They think the costumes are a tad on the slutty side. They say it's perfect for pedophile consumption. They're bashing the parents of these girls as unfit and careless.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/06/2010 - 17:55
We all love our mothers, and here at Latina.com we wanted to give you, our beloved readers, a chance to tell us all about why your mom is so special. We received so many beautiful submissions on our Facebook and Twitter pages that we were truly overwhelmed. In the end, we could only showcase 10 wonderful mamis and their daughters; but every mother we saw was special in one way or another.
By Elayne Fluker | 05/04/2010 - 20:00
Mother's Day is coming, and the pressure to find the gift that will make her smile is on. No need to stress if you haven't done your shopping just yet! Whether your mom is a fashionista or frugal, a globetrotter or a homebody, a techie or someone who likes to keep it simple, our Mother's Day Gift Guide will help you pick the perfect present.
By Carla Molina Martins | 05/03/2010 - 18:00
Dates with my husband, the out-of-the-house-dinner-at-a-restaurant-variety, are few and far between these days. But it's not that kind of dating I'm talking about. When we got pregnant with our second daughter, I read everywhere how important it is to make time for each of your children individually, essentially to go on dates with each of your kids. I thought it was the sweetest idea and I filed it away for the future.