As a girl I dreamt of becoming a teacher. I'd play for hours long with a little blackboard in one hand and ¨dictate¨ a whole class... to my dog Bobby! Today I laugh listening to the things my kids Andrea and Santiago say. I consider myself an authoritative mom; my kids know the expectations while discovering their voices and know they are heard. What I love most about my work is being able to help other moms and dads. I'm thankful for the opportunity to do so here, in Discovery Familia and in People en Español.I know I'm Latina when... I need a full cup of café con leche to wake up in the morning.