What Inspires You?

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Is there really a precise moment, an accurate happening, a muse of sorts that brings forth the clarity for a moment of creation or is it just a letting go and a channeling of thoughts / wisdom /sounds /colors that just need to come out? Kind of like those free-flowing moments when you write without thinking or judging. And maybe there it is, my definition of “inspiration” — a moment on non-judgement of your creative being.

The Day She Was a Flower Girl

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Camila is obsessed with love, relationships and marriage. The first wedding I took her to was my sister’s in Houston. She was almost four years old but still remembers to this day most of the ceremony in detail. The dress, the kiss, the music, the flowers and the flower girl. Oh, the flower girl. That’s what […]

I Can Be a Mermaid, Yes I Can

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If you want to live an eventful, always surprising and changing life, think about becoming a blogger. I’m collaborating with Coffee-mate for the rest of the year and they are certainly keeping it full of surprises. This month the conversation is all about how we need to #TakeBackVanilla, changing the social conversation from “vanilla is […]

Free Flow: Patience Dims

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My days go by so fast with running a start up and a home that my brain has a hard time calming down at the end of the day to structure all the posts that are constantly running through my head. Bloggers, you know what I mean right? I’m so not the only one writing […]

Mujeres with Soul for a Latin Touch

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Disclosure: As a 2014 Coffe-mate Ambassador, this is a sponsored post brought to you courtesy of Coffee-mate. All opinions and stories are my own. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss my life in México. Es más una añoranza a lo que fue. Of the life I had there because it was during […]

Time to Grow: #WeAllGrow Summit

#WeAllGrow Summit, by Latina Bloggers Connect

Amigas, I really should have shared this here last week, but that’s how crazy this vida has been the last few days with a move to a new house to the other side of the city (which is like moving to another planet), no power for three days, no wifi for four, and the regular […]

Procrastination vs Creation

Cherry blossoms and street art at the Highline

The honest truth is that I’m here writing this right now just because I’m freaking out about the project I should really be working on at 10:30pm at night. You know you do it too. You have a massive deadline. A huge announcement. A “thing,” that ridiculously important “thing” to “do” and you give yourself […]

A Tradition in Mother/Daughter Bonding Through Beauty

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Disclosure: JOHNSON’s® No More Tangles® is a Latina Bloggers Connect client and I’m the founder and CEO. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I have a confession to make. My hair is curly. Like messy curly that’s hard to restrain. If you’ve only known my online persona, you most likely have never seen those […]

How We Glow at Mom 2.0 Summit and Iris Awards

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I love the word “glow.” And its definition per Merriam-Webster of “warmth or feeling of emotion” perfectly describes the sensations you experience at a Mom 2.0 Summit. That glow was intensified this year with the first Iris Awards, celebrating the best in the parent blogging community. This year in Atlanta was my third time going […]