Lesson Learned: Don’t Take Photos of Penélope Cruz’s Son
By Amaris Castillo | 09/21/2011 - 12:50

Penélope Cruz is a fierce mother hen. According to EFE, the 37-year-old Spanish actress recently lashed out at a photographer who snapped photos of her baby son, Leo. “I know you. You published photos of me with my boy, though the agreement was you wouldn't do that,” Cruz reportedly told the paparazzo. “You should be ashamed of yourself!”

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WATCH: Mario Lopez Wants His Daughter Gia to Have a Quinceañera
By Amaris Castillo | 09/19/2011 - 12:06

For Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond, there are a lot of Latino traditions that Extra host Mario Lopez wants to pass onto his daughter Gia – including a quinceañera. The 37-year-old Mexican-American stud and his girlfriend Courtney Mazza welcomed their baby daughter into the world last year.

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Show Us Your Quinces Dress!
Show Us Your Quinces Dress!
By Mariela Rosario | 09/06/2011 - 15:00

Help LATINA find the most over-the-top quinceañera dress of all time!

 We may each have different ideas about what makes a perfect quinceañera celebration but one thing everyone can agree on is that the dress is the centerpiece of the celebration! Whether simple or extravagant, we'll always remember our quinces dress (and all the dresses we’ve seen other girls wear).

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Parenting Poll: Slings Vs. Strollers?
Parenting Poll: Slings vs. Strollers?
By Grace Bastidas | 08/25/2011 - 12:00

Bolivian women have been carrying their babies in an aguayo—colorful Andean woven carriers that resemble mini hammocks—for ages. But a sudden shift towards modernity now has many new moms opting for a stroller instead of the traditional sling associated with indigenous mothers. “For young people, going out in the street with an aguayo on your back is looked down on,” La Paz resident Lourdes Condori recently told NPR.

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Pregnant Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba "Excited, Nervous & Ready" For Baby #2
By Amaris Castillo | 08/12/2011 - 12:30

Our August cover girl Jessica Alba recently wrote about her excitement over the impending arrival of her second baby for  The 30-year-old Spy Kids 4 actress and mother to 3-year-old Honor Marie, said she is nervous and ready.  “The idea of loving someone as much as I love Honor is something I haven't wrapped my head around yet,” she wrote.  “But I know I w

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Jessica Alba Goes to Birthing Class with Jimmy Kimmel
Jessica Alba Goes to Birthing Class with Jimmy Kimmel
By Amaris Castillo | 08/11/2011 - 08:00

Our August cover girl Jessica Alba, whose second child with husband Cash Warren is due soon, got some laughs during a recent visit to a birthing class with late night talk show star Jimmy Kimmel. In the hilarious skit, the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live interrupts the instructor throughout the class and makes jokes about the other couples in attendance. Wait till you hear what he names his “newborn baby” after going through faux-birth.

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Our Abuelitas Mouth Off!
By Amaris Castillo | 07/15/2011 - 16:30

I am a young Latina with a 74-year-old roommate—my grandmother!  My abuela is quite the character. She can stroll into the house after Sunday Mass and easily toss a string of vulgarities at me, well, just because.

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Protecting Our Niños: Latino Kids are Less Likely to be Diagnosed with Learning Disabilities
By Grace Bastidas | 05/25/2011 - 14:45

According to a new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, developmental disorders are on the rise in the United States, with one in six children and teens suffering from autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But there's one group of kids that is less likely to be diagnosed with a learning disability: Latinos. 

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Hot to Plan A Modern Quinces
How to Plan A Modern Quinces
By Kenrya Rankin Naasel | 05/12/2011 - 14:30

Planning a Sweet 15 can be as involved as a wedding. We’ve created this guide, which includes everything from updates to some beloved traditions, to help you plot out each step. ¡Feliz quince años!

The Dress  

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A Helpful Timeline for Planning Your Quinces
A Helpful Timeline for Planning Your Quinces
By Kenrya Rankin Naasel | 05/11/2011 - 10:00

12 Months Before
• Set date
• Determine budget
• Pick colors, theme
• Book church, reception site

10 Month Before
• Ask godparents to participate
• Ask court and escort to participate
• Draft guest list
• Select DJ, photographer and videographer (check church filming policy); sign contracts, set deposit schedules
• Hire caterer

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