Motherhood, Self-Care

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?

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Motherhood

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

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

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…