The Dangers of Childhood Obesity
By Mariela Rosario | 10/13/2008 - 12:22

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The State of Latin Couples
By Mariela Rosario | 10/13/2008 - 12:13

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Speak No Evil
By Mariela Rosario | 10/13/2008 - 12:00

“God, I’m fat. I need to go on a diet.”

Children, especially girls, are constantly bombarded with messages about how they should look. Don’t contribute to the problem and potentially set off a lifetime of problems with negative body image. Talk about a healthy eating plan, but stay away from the word “diet.” Always stress the value of being healthy rather than being thin.

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The Best Way to Make Sure Los Ninos Succeed?
By Mariela Rosario | 10/13/2008 - 11:54

As the global marketplace shrinks, more companies than ever are going to want employees who can speak Spanish fluently. Fortunately, we just need a little determination (and a lot of patience) to teach our children Spanish. There’s no excuse for not giving your children the language skills they need to get ahead. Here’s how:

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Car Safety for Tots
By Mariela Rosario | 09/18/2008 - 12:49

If you were ever in a car accident during a routine errand run, would you be sure that your little one was safe in the back seat? In 2007, a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed as many as half of child passengers ages four to seven were not properly restrained, either using seat belts before they were ready (35%), or not restrained at all!

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It's a Boy for Gael Garcia Bernal!
By smundhra | 09/08/2008 - 11:57

Mexican heartthrob Gael García Bernal and his Argentian girlfriend Dolores Fonsi are expecting a baby boy, director Fernando Mereilles revealed during the premiere of his film Blindness (which stars Gael) at the Toronto Film Festival.

Gael followed up Fernando's slip by informing reporters that he felt "happiness" when he first got the news that he was going to be a father. "Everyone's reaction is the same. I'm glad like every father. I feel all right. Everything's good. Life is good."

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Back to School Essentials
By Latina Staff | 08/25/2008 - 10:48

Our fall picks are hot enough to get tus hijos out of bed on the first day without an argument!

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Jessica and Cash Ready for More Babies
By smundhra | 08/19/2008 - 12:50

Just months after giving birth to her daughter Honor Marie Warren, Jessica Alba has already caught another bout of baby fever. reports that the new mom is ready to give little Honor a sibling (or two, or three). "I'd like to have as many children as my body will allow, and I'd adopt if I still want more after that."

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Fitness Expert Desi Bartlett Breaks Down The Importance Of Prenatal Fitness
By Mariela Rosario | 08/12/2008 - 12:55

This is your first pregnancy, congratulations! For someone who has based their entire career on fitness and movement how has it affected you?

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Inquiring Minds: How To Keep Kids Sharp In The Summer Months
By Mariela Rosario | 07/21/2008 - 14:00

Do your kids hear the words “summer vacation” and automatically think “mental shut-down?” Not only does regular participation in academic and social programs have a positive influence on a child’s mental development, but it can give their self-esteem a major boost, too. Read on for tips from the NEA that will keep your kids from vegetating in front of the TV while school’s out.

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