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Autism Speaks Targets Black & Latino Families in New Ad
Autism Speaks Targets Black & Latino Families in New Campaign
By Samantha Leal | 05/22/2013 - 10:41

A recent CDC study pointed out that the largest increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism is Hispanic and African-American children. So it's no surprise that Autism Speaks, the autism advocacy organization, is working to educate Hispanic and Latino families about autism -- starting with a series of ads aimed at them. 


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Modern Mami: The Baby Name Game
By Kristina Guerrero | 05/17/2013 - 13:23

I thought naming Baby Bean was going to be the fun part. I’ve had the perfect baby names up my sleeve even before I knew I wanted babies. When it was time to put them on the table, I came up empty.

The pressure of a name!


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The 20 Greatest Lessons We’ve Learned from Our Moms
By Amaris Castillo | 05/12/2013 - 09:03

Someone did say mothers know best. In honor of this upcoming Mother’s Day, we took to our Facebook page to ask Latina.com readers about the greatest lessons taught to them by their Mamis.

We were touched to receive a flood of comments filled with everything from tenderly sweet words to harsher stand-straight-and-face-this-God-forsaken-world kind of advice.


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The Most Popular Baby Names List Released!
The Most Popular Baby Names List Released!
By Samantha Leal | 05/10/2013 - 09:45

The Social Security Administration releases the top baby names given to children born every year, and this year's list is out! In 2012, the top baby names were Sophia and Jacob. Not particularly surprising, as Sophia has been the most popular name for girls for the past two years, while Jacob has reigned supreme since 1999. No kidding.


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Modern Mami: I'm Having A Bummy Day (And Other Pregnancy Woes)
By Kristina Guerrero | 05/10/2013 - 08:58

Is it okay that I have a bummy day? Is it okay that I admit my back hurts, I really miss eating sushi, and I don’t like that my dimples have moved from my face to my butt? Is it okay that the next person to tell me that I look like I’m about to ‘pop’ should watch out because I might have to ‘pop’ them in the face? Is it okay that when my husband tells me I look beautiful, I cry and tell him he’s lying?


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5 Reasons J.Lo’s a Kick-Ass Mom
By Amaris Castillo | 05/09/2013 - 12:42

There’s no doubt that Jennifer Lopez places her twins (aka “coconuts”) Max and Emme above all else in her life. The Boricua superstar has gushed many times about her 5-year-old babies, describing them as “the most important part of my life.”


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Zoe Saldana and her mother at the 2010 Crystal + Lucy Awards
Zoë Saldaña: 5 Things My Mami Taught Me
By Angie Romero | 05/06/2013 - 14:55

If Zoë Saldaña has always seemed wiser than her years, it’s because she was raised by a strong woman – her mother, Asalia. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are five lessons Saldaña applies to this day.

1. Male friends tend to be more honest. They don’t sugarcoat their opinions or criticisms.

2. If your neighbor gives you a plate of food, make sure you wash the plate before returning it. “I like this one,” Saldaña says. “Basically it means to always show gratitude.”


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Modern Mami: 10 Reasons Why I Love Being Pregnant!
By Kristina Guerrero | 05/02/2013 - 15:04

My mom, a lady who gave birth to five kids and knows a thing or two about pregnancy, once told me that she loved being pregnant. I could certainly understand her love for her unborn children but loving being pregnant? 

I didn’t buy it.

“Mom, you looooooved being pregnant?” which was less of a question and more of an accusation that she was obviously lying to me. Really?? Gaining weight, stretch marks, waddling, aches, pains — the very look of pregnancy seemed uncomfortable to me. 


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Kristina Guerrero and husband Gibby Cevallos
Modern Mami: My Baby Daddy
By Kristina Guerrero | 04/18/2013 - 15:38

I realized that I’ve spoken so often about my husband, and I haven’t even properly introduced you two. 

Gibby, Latina readers.

Latina readers, this is my husband Gibby Cevallos


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Modern Mami: The 15 Craziest Things People Have Told Me About Pregnancy
By Kristina Guerrero | 04/12/2013 - 11:47

Baby Bean arrives in just a few months and as a first time momma, I’ve got a lot of questions. Luckily, I have a vast support group that I can turn to when I need advice.  How many bottles do I need to buy? What kind of stroller should I get?  Do I need a bassinet or just a crib?


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