Reflecting on Mother’s Day, Being the Daughter of an Immigrant

Reflecting on Mother’s Day, Being the Daughter of an Immigrant

It’s Mother’s Day. My son and I Face Time my mom to tell her happy (American) Mother’s Day. We get two mother’s days because we also celebrate Panamanian Mother’s Day which is December 8th. She is getting ready for work. Which is not surprising because she is always working. However my mom looks on the … Read More

Finding Representation In Children’s Books

Finding Representation In Children’s Books

Every since I got pregnant I knew there were certain things I wanted to teach my son. Once I started decorating his room I knew I wanted a little nook where I would be able to read to him as he fell asleep. I bought a bunch of books in English and in Spanish because … Read More

Saving Lives, One Bar of Soap At A Time

Saving Lives, One Bar of Soap At A Time

I absolutely love working with brands and companies who make a difference in the community. There are so many things I want to teach my son, giving back and how to be a good human being is on the top of the list. That’s why I am happy to be partnering with SoapBox and the … Read More

Kids Night In~Day at the Farm

Kids Night In~Day at the Farm

While some links in this post contain affiliate links (which means I may receive a commission if you make a purchase) all opinions are my own. Thanks so much for supporting me! To learn more, check out my Disclosure and Privacy Policy. Usually Courtney and I like to do the Date Night In boxes, but this month … Read More

Toxic Habits To Stop Now!

Toxic Habits To Stop Now!

After I had my son I suffered with anxiety and postpartum depression. I have finally gotten to a point where I am comfortable talking about it, but more importantly I’ve started focusing on my self-care. What I have learned is that if I’m not okay my family won’t be okay. Over the past few years … Read More

Parenting As An Afro-Latina Mom

Parenting As An Afro-Latina Mom

As an afro-latina mom raising a son, there is so much that I want and have to teach him. One of the most important things is about our culture. Our Afro-Latino culture, and the language. I also have to teach him about the ugliness that exists in this world. Growing up I was often ridiculed, … Read More

Date Night With Bonding Bees Date Box

Date Night With Bonding Bees Date Box

I received the Bonding Bees date box free for my review. However opinions are 100% my own. Full disclosure available here. My husband has been at work for 5 days and I am really looking forward to seeing him when he gets home. If your spouse travels like mine does then you know how lonely … Read More

Conversations To Have Before Getting Married

Conversations To Have Before Getting Married

I’m sitting across from my husband, Courtney. Staring at him as he rocks our son to sleep thinking “how did I get so lucky?” I honestly don’t even remember the first time we met. I just always remember us being friends. We were such good friends, I told him stuff you probably shouldn’t tell your … Read More

Preparing Yourself and Your Child For Daycare

Preparing Yourself and Your Child For Daycare

Something big happened last week. Courtney and I visited a daycare for our son. Yes daycare!!! When I decided to become a stay at home mom I was prepared to be at home with Santana all day everyday. However as is my motto, “my life is a work in progress.” I’m just figuring it all … Read More

Why I Stayed Silent About My Postpartum Depression

Why I Stayed Silent About My Postpartum Depression

I recently did a guest post for Vanessa Rapisarda at Running In Triangles. It was about my struggles with postpartum depression. To be quite honest I wrote it awhile ago but held on to it for a little while after I had written it because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to share it with … Read More

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