I'm the Assistant Managing Editor at Mamás Latinas and I'm a new mamá! I was born in Medellín, Colombia and came to the U.S. when I was 7 years old. These days, I'm immersed in all things baby, including 5 how-to books I'm trying to read simultaneously, but you'll usually find me reading every magazine imaginable and trying to catch up with my DVR. I was previously the Managing Editor for Latina magazine, where I worked for almost 12 years. I live in the N.Y.C. area with my amazing husband and our son, who is almost a toddler and getting more active every day...I know I'm Latina when...
I speak in English to my son, and then immediately tell him the same thing in Spanish.
Yuliana's Latest Posts
Let me just say one thing ... I'm pregnant. Watching the roller coaster of emotions and action on tonight's much awaited season finale of Scandal ("The Price of Free and Fair Elections") could NOT have been good for me. After the winter finale back in December, I was bracing for craziness. Though there were some crazy moments, NOTHING could have prepared me for the last five minutes. Nothing. I'm just glad I get a break until the fall, when I will have given birth and can safely watch Olivia and Co. again!
Ah! It was the episode before the big season finale of Scandal and while the craziness doesn't even begin to approach the drama that was the winter finale's insanity, it's been just as stressful a ride. Well, it's the episode, "Flesh and Blood," was one of those in-the-middle steps to set up the scandalous finale, it was filled with revealed secrets. OMG! Three huge ones came out today, and while they all seemed almost tied up at the end, you now how it goes with Scandal, something's gonna come back to bite someone in the butt eventually.
Tonight's Scandal episode had the best name ever: "The Fluffer." HA! Sort of raunchy, but sort of true. Not sure if you know what a fluffer is, but if you look it up, you'll see what I mean. With only two episodes left until the season finale, a lot needs to happen between this week and next week to build up to a Shonda Rhimes-worthy finale. And while none of the usual bombs were dropped today (save for the literal one that may be dropped by next week!), I think we have a lot of loose ends that will hopefully be nicely tied up in the next couple of weeks. Check out the top five things you need to know about tonight's episode:
An 86-year-old Staten Island, New York abuelo was out for blood Friday evening and it all ended tragically. Heriberto Pagan has been named as the alleged gunman in a crazy family dispute gone horribly wrong that ended with his grandson, Michael Feliciano, shot in the face and in critical condition in the hospital, his grandson's longtime girlfriend, Claritle Christina Huerta, dead from a bullet to the head, their 4-month-old little son orphaned, and the octogenarian abuelo dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. But what could have possibly been the reason for this abuelo to go on such a gruesome killing spree? Family drama, as is so many times the case.
It's happened again: A mom was arrested for carelessly leaving her two alone kids in a hot car. Only this time it's different: Shanesha Taylor was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona for leaving her two babies--a 6-month-old and a 2-year-old--inside her Dodge Durango while she went to take care of her business. Why is it different this time though? And why do I think the mom is not to blame in this case? Read on.