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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 iVillage.com.  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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Abuelita
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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Getting Kids Active
Muévelo: How to Combat Childhood Obesity
By Grace Bastidas | 05/10/2011 - 11:15

Childhood obesity has become an epidemic in the Latino community, and, according to a recent study conducted by Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, inactive parents are largely responsible for their kids’ excess weight. Even First Lady Michelle Obama is telling us we need our kids to get a move on, so it’s time to shut off the television and get yourself and your children out and about.


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Courage, Confidence and Character: The Girl Scouts Recruit Young Latinas
Girl Scouts Focusing on Recruiting Young Latinas
By Grace Bastidas | 05/10/2011 - 11:00

The Girl Scouts have been around for nearly 100 years, so it only makes sense for its membership to reflect the population. That’s why the youth organization has turned its attention towards Latinas by creating a campaign to recruit girls from Spanish speaking households. We spoke to Monica Contreras, director of marketing and communications at Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas to find out about the initiative, and here’s what she had to say:


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