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Meeting the First Man
March 26, 2014

Meeting the First Man

Prologue During the last inauguration ceremony, we watched on TV and I pointed people out to the frog princess as the day went on. When Michelle Obama came on the screen, I told her that was President Obama’s wife, the first lady. Without hesitation, the then 3-year old frog princess turned to me and announced: Mami, he’s the first man! Last week I had a once in a lifetime opportunity. I got a chance to meet the first man of the United States. If you’re thinking: OHMAIGAAH! Then we are on the......

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This Is The Face... #StoptheStigma

This is the face of depression. And this: Pretty hard to believe, right? Not really. People expect depression to look a certain way, to sound a certain way. And it doesn’t. It’s taken me a LONG time to write this. I have known it was necessary but I have been hesitant. Because I did not know where to begin. And I was afraid of the stigma. When Sonia aka Bohemian Babushka told me about her experience with her daughter’s diagnosis of stressed related severe depression and she wanted to bring awareness to......

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If You Love Scandal, You'll Love These Books!

Okay so, this should probably be called I love Scandal and I love these books. With the end of Scandal I know people are starting to have some sort of preemptive conniption at the thought of the show’s finale this week. Personally, this was me after that last scene: I wanted to give you guys a suggestion: how about you read for that one hour every week? Perhaps we can do a post-scandal book club? I’m giving you a not-so-short list of books. Hopefully it will hit all of your literary tastebuds.......

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The Skin I'm In
March 20, 2013

The Skin I’m In

I started writing this post last April and I never finished. Mainly because this is a topic that I’m very…I guess the word would be invested in. The reason I’m writing this today is because I have had way too many encounters in my life where people that are not in my skin take it upon themselves to define who I am. What I consider myself. What I am comfortable with. This post is about race. And about ethnicity. And about nationality. I was born in the Dominican Republic. A country whose......

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Mami's Favorite Things: Disney!

I don’t even know if I can be coherent while writing about this. How excited am I, you ask? Disney excited! Every year, we’ve taken the frog princess to Disney. The first year, she was actually in the hospital for her birthday (thanks, Roseola). Last year we did make it on her birthday and I was probably giddier than she was. But this year? We did it a little different. I didn’t want to do a party (have you done a cost analysis on parties?!). I wanted to do a day at......

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August 02, 2012

Fifty Shades Of…Sili

By the time you read this I’ll either be 1. frantically reviewing my packing spreadsheets to see what I’ve forgotten 2. getting the 2 hours of sleep I plan on slipping in 3. on my way to BlogHer 2012 or 4. partying it up doing business with around 4,500 other awesome bloggers (shameless plug: there’s still time to sponsor me)! If we haven’t met then, let’s get to it! Welcome! If you are a regular, consider this a refresher, will you (and, why haven’t you called?)? I have not read Fifty Shades of......

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Something to Remember Me By

I have so much that I want to share with you. So much that I want to make sure I tell you. But I know that as time goes by, it doesn’t matter what I say to you. You will record what you see, what you feel. This blog started off as a way for me to document My Mamihood and you are the sole reason for that. I pray I am able to show you the nuances of life but just in case that doesn’t happen, I plan on leaving a......

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The Mamifesto!
September 29, 2011

The Mamifesto!

I thought of this blog the minute I wrote my tagline one year ago today. I toyed with it but never actually started putting finger to keyboard until a few months ago. Tonight, after a playdate with the frog princess the last of it spilled out of me easily and without much trouble, kinda like her farts. A year ago today, I sat on my couch and looked through this thing called WordPress for a template I liked.  I had watched the movie Motherhood the Saturday prior and it had inspired me......

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September 14, 2011

Mami For Hire

Photo Credit As of today, I join the ranks of the unemployed. It was a bittersweet day as I do love the company I worked for and had some pretty awesome co-workers.  But alas, such is life. In the meantime, I figure I can finish moving (because how could I do so during the week with a job and a kid?) and think about my next job (because how could I not with no job and a kid?). And what better way to look for a job than on my blog, eh?......

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May 31, 2011

Lord of the Ring

Now that I am no longer nursing, and due to the fact that I’m afraid of this awesome egg fertility I got going on, I have decided to go on birth control. Well, I got on it a couple of months after I had the frog princess as I was warned by a friend to not let him look at me without being on birth control. But it messed with my milk supply and I had to make a decision at that point in time. Which bring us to last month when......

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