On Being Told to Go Back


When we moved to Florida from Puerto Rico, I was eight years old and already one month into third grade. I left behind the private Catholic school that had just begun to accept girls as students that year and came to a standard public school in the city of Orlando. My first day at this […]

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Curly Hair is Beautiful Too! How Everyday Conversations Become Life Lessons in Our House.


Baby girl: “Daddy, you need a haircut.” Husband: “Do I?” Baby girl: “Yes, but not too much. Just a little off the top. You don’t want to be bald because then people would laugh at you.” Husband (after some laughter): “Well baby, I don’t really care if people laugh at me. If they laugh at […]

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Latinas in Social Media and Multiculturalism – Plus a New ModernMami Blog!


Happy Friday! I hope you have had a productive and fun week. For me, it’s been a good mix of the two, which is great because that’s how I define balance. I’ve been busy working on a couple of Blogher 2010 Room of Your Own sessions as well as a new blog. So, today, I […]

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