What I learned during my 30-day Social Media detox If you are familiar with my blog, you may be aware that motherhood drives many of my inspirations in life. I’m grateful to have the honor and opportunity to raise two loving, intelligent and ridiculously funny children. I call them both my “Koalas” to poke… Continue reading Lessons learned from my 30-day Social media Detox
Leila turns 13
Beyond our NYC trip, shopping and sightseeing, I wanted to gift Leilani "Leila" something special. I wanted to give her something that will serve as a tool for reflection throughout her teenage years. I prayed and asked for guidance and an idea came to light. I asked 13 women that are part of her lineage… Continue reading Leila turns 13
Are you open and ready to receive love?
Last Sunday while in mass, the message for the service was to “Be open and ready to receive love and share it”. It was a simple message but very complex to answer if we really ask ourselves, are we truly open and ready to receive love and be able to share it? It’s really not… Continue reading Are you open and ready to receive love?
We are not the bastard children of Africa
Children of the African Diaspora are not the bastard children of Africa. We are the kidnapped child whose mother searches for relentlessly until they reunite. Like a relentless mother, Mamma Africa lives through us in spirit, music, dance, food family connections and beyond. She lives within us and hopes one day we return to her… Continue reading We are not the bastard children of Africa
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
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?
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…
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…
Cafesito con Leilani.
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