Bringing the Latina Out in Your Daughter
By Carla Molina Martins | 06/24/2009 - 15:45

If Latina-ness were measurable, I don't think I'd rank very high.  Growing up I always felt a little too Americanized for my hard-core Cuban friends, and a little too Latina for my non-Latina friends.  I never questioned my culture, but I had very distinct interests that seemed to contradict each other.  Maduros and sushi. Marc Anthony and Duncan Sheik. Salsa dancing and meditation.

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Summer Vacation, Anyone?
By Carla Molina Martins | 06/22/2009 - 12:45

One of my favorite celeb mamis, Ali Landry, recently made a comment about her plans to vacation this summer. She and her hubby will be traveling and leaving their almost-2-year-old daughter with her abuelita. The statement was vague, but commenters to the article seemed really concerned about the possibility that they might be leaving her daughter for the entire summer.

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GASP! Cameron Diaz May Choose Not to Have Children
By Mariela Rosario | 05/29/2009 - 11:15

Cameron Diaz is used to intrusive questions about her personal life. We can only imagine that it's as if all the world's paparazzi are like her entremetida aunt with the neverending cycle of questions, "When are you going to get married?" and "Don't you want to have children?"

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9-Year-Old Brazilian Girl, Raped by Stepfather, Aborts Twins
By Mariela Rosario | 03/05/2009 - 14:45

A Brazilian 9 year-old, who was raped and impregnated by her 23-year-old stepfather, was given permission to abort the twins she was carrying, angering Catholic officials. Although abortion is illegal in Brazil, exceptions are made in cases where the mother's life is in danger or the fetus has no chance of survival.

"We don't know if she will develop the pregnancy up to the end because of the structure of her body. It is a big risk for her," Jose Severiano Cavalcanti, the doctor who confirmed her pregnancy, told the Diario de Pernambuco.

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30 Weeks and Counting
By Carla Molina Martins | 03/04/2009 - 12:30

For those of you who haven't been keeping an eye on your calendars, like me, you'll be surprised to find out that I'm 30 weeks into this pregnancy! I had no idea until BabyCenter so kindly reminded me with one of their weekly emails. I've gone into overdrive thinking of all the things that need to be done around the house. What's really weighing heavily on my mind, though, is what exactly am I supposed to do with two babies?

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RIP Nightlife
By Carla Molina Martins | 02/18/2009 - 15:30

Last night, I sorted through a box under my bed that had all of my handbags in it. What started out as really early spring cleaning soon turned into a trip down memory lane. I found about half a dozen little purses and clutches from my pre-Dessa days. The days I'd sport a sexy mini dress and bare the Arctic temperatures to make it to the designated hot spot and I'd wear ridiculously high heels to walk and dance for hours and hours. The days when my girlfriends and I found ourselves coming home as the sun was rising, when everything I needed fit into a clutch the size of a make-up bag.

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The Great Debate
By Carla Molina Martins | 02/04/2009 - 14:15

To daycare or not to daycare? That is the question. When I was pregnant with Dessa, I avoided this question like it was the plague. I couldn't bring myself to think about leaving my itty bitty little baby girl with a ton of strangers and paying them a crap load of money to entertain her while I had to work. I kept up hope that I would win the lottery or that my husband would be given a massive promotion or that all of our bills would for some reason just go away.

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The Mami Diaries: Meet Carla and Baby Dessa, Our New Mami Diaries Bloggers!
By Mariela Rosario | 11/25/2008 - 13:32

Hola, fellow Mamis! My name is Carla and I'm a 27 year old Cuban Filipina American and where as most young women my age gab about late night cocktails, killer outfits and juicy sex gossip, my daily updates revolve around late night breastfeeding, poopy diapers and missing bobos (or pacifiers to some). In less than a year, I got hitched, knocked up and became responsible for another human being…oh and now, just 13 short months later, I found out that I'm pregnant again!

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Watch Those Eyes
By Mariela Rosario | 10/15/2008 - 13:05

When should those little peepers be examined?

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