My Life


Paying It Forward and Saying Thanks, Baby!

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post. All thoughts, opinions and possible tears, are purely my own. I’ve been running around like a chicken with her head cut off ever since the beginning of May. I was on a mission to track someone down. That someone was Ms. Johanna, one of the teachers at my daughter’s school. She was expecting her second baby. When I heard about the #ThanksBaby campaign, she immediately came to mind. This was all supposed to unfold beautifully Mother’s Day week. Up until then, I’d meticulously operated a recon......

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Letting Go of the Reigns

I have been an entire mess these last couple of days. I’ve had a head cold, a period and an existential crisis all in the same week. I’m extremely surprised my head is still attached to my body. There is so much in flux at the moment. So. Fucking. Much. Perhaps it’s the head full of snot. Or the fact that I wrote this entire post perfectly, succinctly and worthy of submission to BlogHer Voices only to lose it as I hurried out of the shower in an attempt to rush to the......

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Letter To a "Friend"

Dear “friend”, I feel like this letter is needed. On a larger spectrum. Not so much for you or for me but for others that struggle with wording these feelings, these relational slights. You see, I realized recently that…we might not be friends. And that’s my fault. I called this a friendship because we connected on some level. I created this vision of who you were based on the information being given and I realized, much like what Shonda wrote about in her book, that I wrote the character, intention and standing of someone......

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What DisneySMMC Meant to Me

I’m supposed to show you big fancy pictures of my swag bag(s). And show you smiling faces and yummy foods. But I don’t wanna! You know I’m at Disney every chance I get. S’amatteroffact, I would like to be there right this minute. Sitting on a bench at Epcot as I marvel at the magic around me (I still do this). But alas, I am not. Thing is, I love Disney. All that they create. I can’t explain it. I often ride the monorail and wonder what Walt thinks of it all.......

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How I Celebrate, Sob and Slay All In One Day

This past week, y’all. I don’t understand. Why am I so emotional? What is happening?! Someone check the damn horoscopes and tell me what the deal is! This past weekend, I happily joined fellow moms/dads and bloggers at Disney’s Social Media Moms Celebration. I proceeded to cry through most of the presentations. If I didn’t have tears in my eyes, it was probably because I was busy thinking of ridiculous things so that I wouldn’t get tears in my eyes. Halfway through Friday I thought “oh! Maybe it’s because it’s Mother’s Day......

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Mami Goes to Disney
May 02, 2016

Mami Goes to Disney

I got a little pixie dust in my inbox a while back. I was very surprised by it. My friends had started to get pixie dusted and I am always ridiculously ecstatic for them. You might be asking: what is pixie dust? It’s an email with this header: That means you’ve been invited to attend a really cool conference for social media-minded moms and dads. It’s happening this week folks. This. Week. You know how much I love Disney. Don’t you? Don’t you?!? I was super humbled to have received the invite.......

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The Hair I Wear
April 27, 2016

The Hair I Wear

A long, long time ago. In a land far, far away… So begins my hairytale. No, that’s not a typo. We’re talking hair today. My hair. Maybe even my people’s hair. But I haven’t decided all of that yet. For as long as I can remember, folks had told me I had “bad” hair. “Greña” they called it. “Pajon” they teased. It might not have been intended (not everyone, anyway) but words from a tender age categorized my hair, and therefore me, into the “unwanted” category. In Dominican Republic, they call me......

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5 Prince Quotes That Give You Life

I was leaving an in-person meeting and jumping on a conference call meeting when someone casually mentioned a rumor. I jumped on the book of faces and asked folks to update me as I’d been away from the interwebs for a few hours. As more and more folks shared the same information, I was still in disbelief and put my disbelief out there for the world to see. Of course, we now know it is true. I spent the day kinda numb. Focusing on work and calls and the to do list.......

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Kelly green struggle sling

I had a dream. It started with a shoe. I was going to my sorority’s founders’ day celebration and I had just found the perfect pink dress. In my mind, I began to look for Kelly green heels. I imagined they’d be sling backs. Pointy toed and pretty to perfectly embody all of the pink and green-ness that I was feeling. I’m notorious for running in, seeing perfection and running back out. It’s my favorite way to shop because I don’t exactly enjoy it otherwise. It’s how I found the Calvin Klein......

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Saying Yes...
April 12, 2016

Saying Yes…

Some days, I dislike my best friend. Like, when she’s sitting there pontificating. Granted, I asked for her opinion but still! How dare she! How dare she be all “let me challenge you”? MADAM! I need you to sit here and wallow in the sorrow with me. This is what I need. Shake your head and tell me you hear me! Don’t be tryna elevate me! I lie. I needed this chat. Needed Robi in my space. With her calm ass demeanor telling me that she wants me to write about one......

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