Holy smokes, did you all see how fantastic Christina Aguilera looked at the American Music Awards last night? She has been looking fantastic lately, but even before her new look, she's always been a great role model. Sure she went through her somewhat risque phase, but The Voice judge and singer made a comeback as a composed woman and excellent mother.
Most recently she's made headlines for her dramatic weight loss. While we think she looks phenomenal, what we love most about her is the positive message that she sends out to women everywhere.Continue Reading >
Sports are great for any kid to be involved in, but some parents have a hard time motivating their children to participate. So why not inspire them by providing some real-life role models? If you're finding it a challenge to get your daughter enthusiastic about sports, try pointing them to some of the plethora of amazing female athletes out there who have worked hard to establish incredibly successful careers.Continue Reading >
The media tends to promote that skinnier is better and with every diet under the sun out there, it's easy to feel self-conscious about our bodies. The last thing we want to do is skip meals all because we want to try and fit into size zero skinny jeans. Let's be honest, ladies, we can fantasize about fitting into an outfit we wore in high school, but realistically it won't happen. The best thing we can do in this case is embrace what our mamás gave us.
As long as you're healthy why not enjoy having a little more junk in the trunk? Curves are the one thing that we should all embrace because they remind us that we are women!Continue Reading >
Being Latina means we are subjected to just about every stereotype you can think of. We're just good for making babies, uneducated, sexually charged creatures…the list goes on and on. It's gotten to the point that society really BELIEVES that this is what most of us are like.
Some make ignorant statements and don't even realize they're being offensive. It gets old, especially when we're faced with these stereotypes on a daily basis.Continue Reading >
Adrianne Haslet, the professional dancer who lost part of her left leg during the Boston Marathon bombings, will be making an appearance on the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars. Haslet has become a symbol of resilience during the aftermath of the terror that affected Boston and has promised that she will dance again.
Although no details have been shared regarding her role on the show, the ballroom dancer will appear on next week's episode. This must be so exciting for her!Continue Reading >
Police often get a bad rap, but this cop did his job incredibly well by saving a suicidal man who intended on jumping in front of a moving train. The heroic effort which occurred in Medellín, Colombia was captured on video seconds before an oncoming train arrived at the station.
The man was two seconds from getting crushed by the train when a fast thinking police officer happened to be at the right place, at the right time and pulls him away. Phew!Continue Reading >
Emma Nicholson, a former primary school teacher, had an epiphany and decided that education was no longer for her, but that pole dancing was her true calling.
The 36-year-old from Hull, England had a history of dancing before teaching and realized that she preferred to pursue her love of dance and switch professions. Now she is a competitive pole dancer in the British Pole Superstars Championship, owns her own pole dancing studio, and has no regrets!Continue Reading >
My husband and I grew up in Roman Catholic families who never missed Sunday mass. We continued this tradition when the kids were young and agreed that they should receive every Sacrament that's required by the Catholic Church. Also, they attended religious education until they received Confirmation. We did all of this because we strongly believe in the basic principles of the Catholic Church and feel that its teachings provide our kids with a solid moral foundation.
But with time, our family has become part of the growing number of "Cafeteria Catholics" who have left the Church but choose to retain certain aspects of the Catholic faith.Continue Reading >
Harry Weathersby Stamps left his legacy through a heartfelt obituary written by his daughter Amanda Lewis which was printed in southern Mississippi's Sun Herald. The 80-year-old passed away in his Long Beach, Mississippi home from heart complications, but during his time alive, he was a strong influence on those who knew him which drove Lewis to write about the man who was Harry Stamps.
The obituary went viral on Twitter and Facebook--something Lewis says Stamps would hilariously think was a contagious disease he contracted--and has touched many of those who have read it. The obituary is so well-written that Lewis told the Sun Herald that many people even thought Stamps wrote it himself.Continue Reading >
If I had been born into this world with the knowledge and experiences I've gathered today as a viejita, I would have definitely lived my life very differently:
Love and Relationships: Rather than spending time socializing with multitudes of "friends" (many of them who I really didn't care for), I would have spent more time nurturing and deepening my relationship with the few great friends I've had in my life and meeting new ones that add value to my life rather than drain it. I would have spent more time alone with my husband. And, although I love my gringo and my life here in the U.S., I am not sure I would have left my family behind in my native country (Chile).