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Hot to Plan A Modern Quinces
How to Plan A Modern Quinces
By Kenrya Rankin Naasel | 05/12/2011 - 14:30

Planning a Sweet 15 can be as involved as a wedding. We’ve created this guide, which includes everything from updates to some beloved traditions, to help you plot out each step. ¡Feliz quince años!

The Dress  


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A Helpful Timeline for Planning Your Quinces
A Helpful Timeline for Planning Your Quinces
By Kenrya Rankin Naasel | 05/11/2011 - 10:00

12 Months Before
• Set date
• Determine budget
• Pick colors, theme
• Book church, reception site

10 Month Before
• Ask godparents to participate
• Ask court and escort to participate
• Draft guest list
• Select DJ, photographer and videographer (check church filming policy); sign contracts, set deposit schedules
• Hire caterer


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Getting Kids Active
Muévelo: How to Combat Childhood Obesity
By Grace Bastidas | 05/10/2011 - 11:15

Childhood obesity has become an epidemic in the Latino community, and, according to a recent study conducted by Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, inactive parents are largely responsible for their kids’ excess weight. Even First Lady Michelle Obama is telling us we need our kids to get a move on, so it’s time to shut off the television and get yourself and your children out and about.


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Courage, Confidence and Character: The Girl Scouts Recruit Young Latinas
Girl Scouts Focusing on Recruiting Young Latinas
By Grace Bastidas | 05/10/2011 - 11:00

The Girl Scouts have been around for nearly 100 years, so it only makes sense for its membership to reflect the population. That’s why the youth organization has turned its attention towards Latinas by creating a campaign to recruit girls from Spanish speaking households. We spoke to Monica Contreras, director of marketing and communications at Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas to find out about the initiative, and here’s what she had to say:


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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your Kids
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your Kids
By Stacey Rivera | 05/05/2011 - 11:15

We love any excuse to celebrate Mexico (and any reason to cook Mexican food). We found this aborable Mexican Cookbook Kit and think it is a great way to share Cinco de Mayo with your little ones—and we have it on good authority that this is the exact kit that Jessica Alba and little Honor use at their home!
 


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How to Build an Eco-Friendly Easter Basket
How to Build an Eco-Friendly Easter Basket
By Grace Bastidas | 04/20/2011 - 13:37

Jessica Alba asks and we provide! The gorgeous 29-year-old mommy to 2-year-old Honor Marie (who's expecting her second baby with Cash Warren sometime in late summer/early fall) sent out a tweet yesterday about eco-friendly Easter basket ideas. It makes total sense since Earth Day is this Friday and Easter is just two days later; What better way to celebrate the religious holiday than by going green?


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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?

Peace,

Faby


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Natalie Morales
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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