I'm a raging opinionista and the managing editor of MamasLatinas for CafeMom! I've worked in all types of media (TV, online & print) and was previously the online editor of Latina magazine. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola. I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.I know I'm Latina when...
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There comes a time in every woman's life when she has to figure out whether or not she wants to be a mom. It happens for some of us early on, while others get well into our 30's before deciding whether or not to take the plunge. Either way, it's a HUGE decision that is guaranteed to change the rest of your life. So, it's best to know how prepared you REALLY are for this decision before "removing the goalie" as some say (you know, stopping all forms of birth control).
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In the saddest news I read all weekend, three Latina girls were tragically killed on Halloween by a murderous hit and run driver in southern California. The girls, twins Lexi Perez and Lexandra Perez and their friend Andrea Gonzalez were all out trick or treating together on Friday night. All three girls were between 13 and 15 years old and crossing the street in Santa Ana, legally and in the crosswalk, when they were hit by a Honda CR-V.
The wait is now over because the trailer for Furious 7 has dropped and it features Paul Walker quite prominently. I'm not really sure how they adjusted the plot around the actors untimely death, and I'm not the only one. When Fast & Furious star Paul Walker died, no one knew how the films would be able to continue, especially the rest of the cast of the incredibly popular movie series. Not only were they grieving someone who had become family to them, but they were also smack in the middle of filming the seventh installment.
Khloe Kardashian is arguably one of the most controversial family members in the "Keeping Up" franchise. She's actually my favorite (if I had to choose one) but this latest scandal she is caught up in has even me raising my eyebrows. You see, it all started with what seems like an innocent enough Black cat Halloween costume.
I actually really like her cool black lace mask with the cute kitty ears. Unfortunately, combine that seemingly inoffensive costume with anything having to do with Scott Disick and the results are unsurprisingly terrible--which all got highlighted with one of the worst Instagram posts I've basically ever seen.
Love her or hate her, there is no denying that Chiquis Rivera is one hot tamale. I mean, the girl has curves for DAYS and what I love most about her is that she really embraces her body type and makes an effort to encourage her female fans to love their bodies too. There aren't really all that many Latina celebrities out there making this kind of effort to encourage us to love ourselves, curves and all, so kudos to Chiquis for being a great role model when it comes to self-esteem and body image.
That's why I LOVED this adorable video she recently posted to her Instagram and Facebook pages so much. You know that megahit song that's playing on the radio in almost constant rotation right now, "All About That Bass"?