By Mariela Rosario | 05/06/2010 - 17:55
We all love our mothers, and here at Latina.com we wanted to give you, our beloved readers, a chance to tell us all about why your mom is so special. We received so many beautiful submissions on our Facebook and Twitter pages that we were truly overwhelmed. In the end, we could only showcase 10 wonderful mamis and their daughters; but every mother we saw was special in one way or another.
By Elayne Fluker | 05/04/2010 - 20:00
Mother's Day is coming, and the pressure to find the gift that will make her smile is on. No need to stress if you haven't done your shopping just yet! Whether your mom is a fashionista or frugal, a globetrotter or a homebody, a techie or someone who likes to keep it simple, our Mother's Day Gift Guide will help you pick the perfect present.
By Carla Molina Martins | 05/03/2010 - 18:00
Dates with my husband, the out-of-the-house-dinner-at-a-restaurant-variety, are few and far between these days. But it's not that kind of dating I'm talking about. When we got pregnant with our second daughter, I read everywhere how important it is to make time for each of your children individually, essentially to go on dates with each of your kids. I thought it was the sweetest idea and I filed it away for the future.
By Carla Molina Martins | 04/30/2010 - 08:00
Having children has never been a question for me; I've known it in my bones forever. I even made a pact with myself: If I wasn't married by 30, I'd have a baby with my best guy friend and do the very cool, chic single mother thing (so naive, what part of single motherhood did I think was going to be easy? Even partnered motherhood is hard!). Then, one day, I met my now-husband and, as luck would have it, we both wanted little babies. Good thing, too, because as soon as you get hitched every relative under the sun starts asking when the babies are coming.
By Carla Molina Martins | 04/28/2010 - 18:00
Have I mentioned I have a bit of a girl crush on lovely Salma Hayek? I do. I think she's absolutely gorgeous, undeniably talented and smart. And she's a mom raising a trilingual kid. Her daughter, Valentina, who is only 2 1/2 years old is already fluent in English, French and Spanish. Her tot is teaching mami a few tricks and helping Salma learn French. How sweet is that?
By Carla Molina Martins | 04/21/2010 - 18:00
With 29 years of life under my belt and a love for any kind of social event plus a chatty habit of talking up just about anyone, you'd imagine I'd have quite the circle of friends. This, however, is not the case. I walk the line between being an introvert and an extrovert. I love everyone, but don't necessarily like everyone. I have a big network of friends, but mostly folks from my past, dating as far back as preschool.
By Carla Molina Martins | 04/19/2010 - 20:00
Every year on Mother's Day I gush to anyone who will listen about mi abuelito and how he always gave me a card or a small gift to celebrate. It warms my heart now, as a mother, to think he respects, reveres and holds so high the role of mami. To him it is something near sacred. With the holiday drawing near, I'm on the hunt for the perfect way to honor this very special day for a few important women in my life.
By Carla Molina Martins | 04/14/2010 - 18:00
A lot changes from your first child to your second. For me, I kind of lost myself to motherhood with my first. I was so in love and head over heels, I didn't take time to take care of myself. Working out was a foreign concept. Make-up grew dusty in drawers. My blow-dryer didn't see the light of day. My wardrobe stayed status quo, including a few maternity pieces. But I was ok with it because I knew this first time motherhood business was a once in a lifetime thing.