Thursday , 27 November 2014

Community

Hunger, Helping & Hope: The ‘Hood Helps the Nation!

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I’ve never been hungry. My parents were working folks that sometimes scraped by. But we were never hungry. It’s because of Papi. He’d experience hunger as a child and so our house sometimes had an abundance of food. The man pisses me off regularly with his cooking portions. But, there was always enough food to feed one or two extra ... Read More »

Around Town: Unity In the Community

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Are you working on your Fall calendar? I am! Because I really hate missing out on things and as the fall season kicks off, there’s a pretty good amount of awesome happening in Central Florida. Clermont? Yes! Clermont, folks. It’s where it’s at. At least when it comes to free family events. I didn’t stutter folks. F.R.E.E. The event offers ... Read More »

Purple Is the Color Of Change

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Disclosure: this is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Allstate Foundation® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I have a hard time writing about this topic. I can’t find the thread of words that would allow me to write clearly and specifically. I have perused the commentary on the hashtag #WhyIStayed. They tell a heartbreaking story ... Read More »

Blogust 2014 Is Here!

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Remember The Year of Three? Well, forget that! We have moved on to bigger and better ages. And with a new year comes a new Blogust! During Shot@Life’s Blogust 2014 — a month-long blog relay — some of North America’s most beloved online writers, photo and video bloggers and Shot@Life Champions will come together and share stories about Happy and ... Read More »

You Can Leave Your Hat On!

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I love hats, y’all. But, ask me when was the last time I wore one. I think my cruise to the Bahamas in 2008 might’ve been the last time I wore a couple and felt comfortable doing it. I think hats lend themselves to a certain hot-damn-ness as an accessory. Amirite? I always feel extra classy and my Mami Swagger ... Read More »

Baskets of Love and Space to Grow

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I am not entirely convinced of the commercial aspect of Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong, I love love. And I love sharing the love. Which is why I have been a part of Baskets of Love for years now. The idea is simple: make baskets to show the women and children at the Women’s Residential Counseling Center (WRCC) that ... Read More »

Prayers for Jahi

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Friday into Saturday morning, I could not sleep. One of my line sisters posted this and after I read it, I knew I had to share it here. The frog princess underwent a tonsillectomy last month and my 2 Goddaughters just went through it this past week. To say I cannot imagine is an understatement. I simply ask that if ... Read More »

Blending the Old And the New

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The day my son was born was one of the proudest, most amazing days of our lives. As I watched my husband studying his namesake I thought of what the future holds for us all. Although my husband is not of Latin descent, we are both so excited to show our son where he comes from, and the wonderful things ... Read More »

Get Out the Give on #GivingTuesday

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It is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. And after black Friday and cyber Monday, don’t you feel like giving back? I know I do! Today is Giving Tuesday. And on this day, we all gather up our spirit of giving and find an organization we love and give back. Need help finding one? Well, you can check out the hashtag on ... Read More »

In Her Shoes

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I want to tell you about a woman today. A Mami. A passionate entrepreneur who made life changes because she wanted to spend more time with her kids. Sound familiar? It is Hispanic Heritage Month and I think that Lucelis Torres will more than qualify to be my Hero in Heels. She is the owner & director of Orlando Montessori ... Read More »