A day in the life of an AfroLatina, Motherhood

After the storm

By: Angie Galván-Rodríguez “Mama, can we go back to Puerto Rico for our next family vacation?”, my twelve-year-old daughter asked me days before the school year began. I thought to myself, someone was already counting the days to our next vacation before school even started.  “Yes, I think we can work that out” and I… Continue reading After the storm

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I am my family/ Yo soy mi familia, Motherhood

What do we tell our Afro-Latino children now?

  What do we tell our Afro-Latino children now? As we enter a new era in USA after the 2016 presidential election, many Afro-Latino parents may feel a sense uncertainty about what is to come and how it may affect their children. The reality is, we do not have control of what our children may or… Continue reading What do we tell our Afro-Latino children now?

I am my family/ Yo soy mi familia, Motherhood

Mami Hair chronicles: Daiana shares…

This week AfroLatina Natural continues with  Mami Hair Chronicles featuring Daiana sharing about her family's weekly hair regime.   "Being raised by a Dominican beautician has taught me a lot about hair, especially how to care for it and take pride in it. Needless to say, hair care is a big deal at my house! My… Continue reading Mami Hair chronicles: Daiana shares…

Embracing my roots... Literally! Aceptando mis raices...Literalmente!, Motherhood

Mami hair chronicles: Marie A. Shares…

In spirit of Women's history month, AfroLatina Natural is excited to begin "Mami hair chronicles" of Latina mothers sharing their stories of hair care and experience raising AfroLatino children /bi-racial children. Marie from Chicago shares about her hair regime and journey raising three beautiful girls and how she empowers them to love their natural beauty.… Continue reading Mami hair chronicles: Marie A. Shares…

I am my family/ Yo soy mi familia, Motherhood, Writing corner

Light orange snow covered hill

Standing on the hill covered in snow, I watched my husband and children trying snow -sledding stunts. These were no simple stunts daddy was showing them. These “stunts” are the type that will make any four and seven year old believe their daddy is the biggest dare devil in the world. “Look papi” they kept… Continue reading Light orange snow covered hill

I am my family/ Yo soy mi familia, Motherhood, Writing corner

Isn’t Valentine’s Day just a Hallmark holiday?

As an adult many times you hear people complain that they hate Valentine’s Day, either because they don’t have a someone special to share it with or because they feel that is just a Hallmark highly promoted holiday to excite consumers in “investing” their money on red and pink decor right after New Year’s decorations… Continue reading Isn’t Valentine’s Day just a Hallmark holiday?