cultural differences

Old-fashioned Lessons Inherited from My Mami

Latino Culture

Photo: Melissa Audrey Last week, my mami fell ill and was in bed for a day and a half. Since my dad has dementia, he’s unable to help in such circumstances. Thankfully, my Tía (aunt) was staying at my mom’s house and was able to help mami out a bit before calling me to come over […]

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In Other News…


I cannot believe it’s already the middle of October. And here in Florida, it’s still in the mid-90s most days! It definitely doesn’t feel like fall. Yet, many stores around here already have their Christmas sections up. Unbelievable. Anyway, I wanted to take the time to share with you some recent and upcoming events going […]

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Words Will Never Hurt Me…


There is this thing in the Latino culture where your parents, or other relatives, will often say “terms of endearment” that if were said in the English language would be down-right insulting and offensive. Examples: Spanish term/phrase English Translation Esta gordita! She’s fat! Negrita Dark-skinned girl SpanglishBaby just posted this past week about this issue. […]

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