By Carla Molina Martins | 02/18/2009 - 15:30
Last night, I sorted through a box under my bed that had all of my handbags in it. What started out as really early spring cleaning soon turned into a trip down memory lane. I found about half a dozen little purses and clutches from my pre-Dessa days. The days I'd sport a sexy mini dress and bare the Arctic temperatures to make it to the designated hot spot and I'd wear ridiculously high heels to walk and dance for hours and hours. The days when my girlfriends and I found ourselves coming home as the sun was rising, when everything I needed fit into a clutch the size of a make-up bag.
By Carla Molina Martins | 02/04/2009 - 14:15
To daycare or not to daycare? That is the question. When I was pregnant with Dessa, I avoided this question like it was the plague. I couldn't bring myself to think about leaving my itty bitty little baby girl with a ton of strangers and paying them a crap load of money to entertain her while I had to work. I kept up hope that I would win the lottery or that my husband would be given a massive promotion or that all of our bills would for some reason just go away.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/25/2008 - 13:32
Hola, fellow Mamis! My name is Carla and I'm a 27 year old Cuban Filipina American and where as most young women my age gab about late night cocktails, killer outfits and juicy sex gossip, my daily updates revolve around late night breastfeeding, poopy diapers and missing bobos (or pacifiers to some). In less than a year, I got hitched, knocked up and became responsible for another human being…oh and now, just 13 short months later, I found out that I'm pregnant again!
By Mariela Rosario | 11/18/2008 - 15:08
By BabyCenter | 10/15/2008 - 12:21
Now that you're pregnant, you've probably heard lots of advice about things you should and shouldn't be doing. A lot of times in Latino culture, these beliefs are based on traditional superstitions. Abuelita
may take them quite seriously, and these old beliefs are a part of our cultural heritage—but, they can also give us a good laugh!
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.
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: