I am missing Christmas. The ones where they believed. The ones where they wrote letters to Santa and put out carrots for reindeer and wanted nothing but oodles of lego and craft kits and an American Girl doll. I would actually buy an American Girl doll right now, expensive as it is, if it would … More Christmas with Tween & Teen
Dispatch from the Deep North I thank my editor at Hip Mama for encouraging this post.
Michelle Bernier for School Board I haven’t written anything really political here I don’t think. I mean Throwing Chanclas is essentially about throwing a house shoe as a statement towards something that needs changing. It’s also about women taking charge of their everything: bodies , families, communities. It is in this spirit that I … More Michelle Bernier for La Habra School District
It took me awhile to figure out just what throwing chanclas should be. At first I thought parenting parody but perhaps the joke would be far too on the inside. Also. There’s other places for that. But then I thought I’m looking at things all wrong. I always responded to the chancla as a kid. That is … More After the throw…
One of the best parts of getting older is recognizing what your boundaries are. Not that Latinas always recognize that very gringa word. But knowing what you should and can say yes to and what you can’t say yes to is such a big step in becoming the grand vieja you were meant to be. … More No, I don’t want to watch YOUR children