I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.I know I'm Latina when...
I'm reminiscing about my abuelas chancletazos...
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OK, get ready for your Sunday cry. Over the weekend, a brave Belizean dad in Chicago made the ultimate sacrifice for his teenage daughter. Michael Tingling, 59, had just picked up his daughter from school on Friday afternoon when they were approached by a deranged weirdo.
After stopping on their way to doctor's appointment to pick up a donut, Tingling and his daughter Masharah crossed paths with career criminal Joseph Firek, 59. That's when he started to make lewd gestures and say obscene things to the 15-year-old girl. Of course Tingling wasn't having any of that, but when he stepped between Masharah and Joseph, he had no idea that it would be a fatal decision.
Did you breastfeed your baby? Did you formula feed? Whatever your decision, I'm sure it's not one that you made lightly. As a matter of fact, I'd hazard a guess that whatever you did, you did the very best you could for your baby.
So why don't all the other judgmental mommies out there relax instead of trying to tell moms who formula feed that they failing their children or moms who breastfeed that they can't go here or there, or are doing it for too long? It's like no matter what you do, you can't do it right! Well, these Latinas have a little bit to say about the subject.
It is still up in the air as to whether or not Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are back together, but bf or not--the former Disney teen queen is not holding back when it comes to ramping up her sexy image.
As a matter of fact, the 21-year-old Latina recently followed in the steps of legions of other pop stars and actresses (I'm looking at you Rihanna) and recently posted a NUDE pic to her Instagram account. You HAVE to check it out!
Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada has reportedly given birth to a healthy baby boy! The litte man is her second child, though she told us she felt like a new mom again because her first baby, her daughter named Shaniece, is over 20 years old now.
We're thrilled for the new mommy and her fiance Los Angeles Dodgers star Carl Crawford. Read on for all the deets...
Gravity is looking like the runaway hit of the 86th Annual Academy awards! Alfonso Cuaron must be so proud, he was thanked by more people than the big G-O-D in other people's acceptance speeches! Then he got the big win for Best Director for his fantastic space odyssey Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock in a role that might have crushed a lesser actress. He is the first Latino EVER to win the huge Best Director prize at the Academy Awards, so felicidades Alfonso Cuaron, you have officially made history!
But he wasn't the only one to win big tonight. There is a new member in the EGOT club, that's the club where you have to win an Emmy, Grammy, Tony AND an Oscar to join. Pretty tough, right? Well, not for Robert Lopez!