As Editor-in-Chief of MamásLatinas, I am most excited to be a part of a talented team that is vibrant with ideas. Having been raised (in Puerto Rico) as one of five children in a home that seemed to be always awake and in full motion, I'm your typical juggling mom: after work every day and on weekends it's back on high gear running from here to there with my three amazing kids (ages 18, 16 and 10). I'm a hopeless romantic who enjoys photography, is crazy about shoes, and LOVES to travel!I know I'm Latina when...
fashion, food and music to me have to be colorful, spicy and loud!
Johanna's Latest Posts
Young Olivia Wise has an inoperable brain tumor, but she won't let that stop her from making her ultimate dream come true. She took her love for singing to a new level when she armed herself with unimaginable courage as she faced the fact that there are no more treatments available for her. Instead of quieting down her lovely voice, she decided to immortalize it by going to a recording studio and giving it her all as she sang Kate Perry's 'Roar'. At 16 years of age, Olivia is such an inspiration to friends, schoolmates and family, and now she's an inspiration to me too. Her story, and the video of her singing, has moved me to tears. Here it is...Continue Reading >
El pequeño Calvin Brezgel, de 16 meses, me ha robado el corazón. Un niño que le ha tocado llegar a la vida con uno de los desórdenes genéticos más tristes y devastadores, y su sufrimiento no parece tener fin. El desorden llamado SOX2 Anoftalmía es algo tan raro que de acuerdo al National Institutes of Health, afecta a una de cada 250,000 personas. La lucha ha sido fuertísima para sus padres Dan y Deborah Brezgel, y no me imagino la cuesta arriba que debe ser cada día tanto para el pequeño como para su familia. Aquí te cuento más sobre el bebé y lo que enfrenta.Continue Reading >
El tiroteo que se llevó a cabo en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Ángeles (LAX) no sólo resultó en un muerto y múltiples heridos, sino también en una escena de terror que difícilmente podrán borrar de sus mentes los espectadores allí. Los detalles de lo acontecido son suficientes para dejar frío a cualquiera, así como lo que se ha revelado del atacante identificado como Paul Anthony Ciancia, un hombre de 23 años de Pennsville, Nueva Jersey, y sobre los demonios con los que vivía. Más detalles aquí.Continue Reading >
I remember as a child hearing all about how good carrots are for your eyesight. Since then, I've learned about the many other great benefits of this root I have come to love so much. Besides all the health benefits they offer, carrots are a particularly good ally of the diet when you're looking to shed a few pounds. That is why this post is another fantastic excuse to incorporate carrots, with a kick of ginger to bring out the sweetness that is already there and waiting to explode. Hope you like it!
Something I absolutely love about this strawberry and cottage cheese smoothie is that even though it looks like the ultimate diet sin, this particular recipe won't jeopardize my efforts to lose those few extra pounds left over from my friend's wedding weekend celebrations. This smoothie is a gift to my sweet tooth, and is perfect for breakfast when I'm steering clear of too much fat in my diet. Thank God and Mother Earth for berries, mint, honey and vanilla! I hope you love them as much as I do!