Dad and Daughter Leal
A Look at Family Names & Ancestry as Part of Hispanic Heritage Month
By Samantha Leal | 10/05/2012 - 19:00

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15, Latina.com staffers have taken to ancestry.com for more insight into their families and heritage – while blogging about their findings. Here’s one staffer’s experience.


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What’s in a Family Tree? What Ancestry.com Revealed About my Heritage
By Sugey Palomares | 10/03/2012 - 17:00

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15, Latina.com staffers have taken to ancestry.com for more insight into their families and heritage – while blogging about their findings. Here’s one staffer’s experience.


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10 Latinas Give Thanks Today
10 Latinas Give Thanks Today
By Amaris Castillo | 11/24/2011 - 10:00

In the spirit of Thanksgiving today, we asked Latina’s readers on our Facebook page to tell us what they’re most thankful for. We all have something in mind. The outpouring of stories was both overwhelming and touching – thanks to those who responded.

While we couldn’t pick everyone’s comment, here's what ten Latinas had to share:


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WATCH: Sofia Vergara On Bringing Latino Family to the Emmy Awards
WATCH: Sofia Vergara On Bringing Latino Family to the Emmy Awards
By Amaris Castillo | 09/23/2011 - 11:59

Last night on The Late Show with David Letterman, the hilarious Sofia Vergara spoke about the many family members who flew from Colombia this past weekend to accompany her to this year's Emmys.


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Max & Emme
EXCLUSIVE: For Marc and Jennifer, Family Was Everything
By Angie Romero | 07/18/2011 - 15:25

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez may have decided to end their seven-year marriage, but given how committed they both have been as parents to three-year-old twins Max and Emme, chances are they’ll be seeing a lot of each other for the sake of the family.


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From Facebook: Your Funniest Nicknames!
From Facebook: Your Funniest Nicknames!
By Latina Staff | 07/05/2011 - 16:30

Recently on Facebook, we posted our story “Why Do So Many Latino Celebs Go By More Than One Name?” and asked you, “What’s the funniest Latino nickname in your family?” Check out some of the comments here:

Noemi LeNette: My aunt is CUSA.... my uncle KILO..... and my brother JEDI..... yep!, Oh, original names are Gladys, Jose, and Jedidiah... :)

Christa Cecilia Parra: I have a cousin names Chiva! And trust me she acts like an untrainable animal


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Plan the Perfect Picnic
Plan the Perfect Picnic for July 4th!
By Grace Bastidas | 07/01/2011 - 14:00

Celebrate Independence Day this weekend by grabbing a basket and heading to the park for a festive Latin-style picnic. 

Pack

Wicker baskets may be classic, but they lack personality. Instead, pick up a handmade palm basket ($137.44, directfrommexico.com), which features flowers and other traditional Mexican designs and can be used as decoration in your home during the colder months.


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Thalia Mother's Funeral
Thalía’s Last Words to her Mother
By Amaris Castillo | 06/03/2011 - 15:24

It has been a week since the sudden death of Thalía’s mother, Yolanda Miranda, and the famous Sodi family has received an outpour of support from friends, family, and fans.  Shortly after her mother was laid to rest earlier this week in Ferncliff Cemetery in New York, the Mexican singer Tweeted her final words: “With much pain, we say goodbye to Yolanda Miranda Mange at her resting place.  We fulfil


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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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Your Family and Your Man
Your Family and Your Man
By Kenrya Rankin Naasel | 12/05/2010 - 11:21

We tackle four sticky scenarios that cause tension—and tell you how to solve them.

1. “My mom picks fights with my husband.”

The Situation: Six years ago, Teresa and her husband married and moved to Charlotte, N.C., more than 600 miles from her family. Now, every time her “bossy, opinionated and judgmental” mom visits, she picks fights with her son-in-law. “How can I help them find some common ground?” the 32-year-old puertorriqueña asks.


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