Motherhood

Lessons learned from my 30-day Social media Detox

  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

Self-Care

Samba with Kristina Hayes

Dancing like it’s Friday Series:  Samba with Kristina Hayes  By: Anyiné “Angie” Galván-Rodríguez I have always loved dancing and fiestas. It has nothing to do with the fact I’m Dominican because not all Dominicans like to party. I think some people are just born finding joy in music and dancing, regardless of nationality or ethnic… Continue reading Samba with Kristina Hayes

Self-Care

The biggest lie we tell ourselves

Between daily tasks and indispensable routines to make sure the household does not crumble into chaotic cries of all who share the same roof over their heads including yourself, as women, we often put off so many things we want to accomplish four ourselves. This leaves many women feeling like they are not living their… Continue reading The biggest lie we tell ourselves

A day in the life of an AfroLatina, Self-Care

The biggest lie we tell ourselves

Between daily tasks and indispensable routines to make sure the household does not crumble into chaotic cries of all who share the same roof over their heads including yourself, as women, we often put off so many things we want to accomplish four ourselves. This leaves many women feeling like they are not living their… Continue reading The biggest lie we tell ourselves

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?

Embracing my roots... Literally! Aceptando mis raices...Literalmente!, Hair & Beauty

Product Review: Bumble and Bumble Curl gel-oil

​Hey chicas! I tried my #bumbleandbumble Curl style Gel-oil! Although different from my usual leave-in conditioner styling, I really liked it for curl definition when rocking an up-do style/ponytail/pineapple.  My ponytail looked fresh for two  consecutive days. Best of all? I got some length and it did not super shrink my coils. #teamnatural #afrodominicana #afrolatinanatural… Continue reading Product Review: Bumble and Bumble Curl gel-oil

Hair & Beauty, I am my family/ Yo soy mi familia

Hair product review: Moroccan Oil hair mask

Tried out Moroccan Oil Restorative Hair Mask after Blow dried style. Heat damage is real so I always restore my strands with a food hair mask deep conditioner. It's a little over my usual budget for hair masks but it is worth it. To make it last I dried my hair with a t-shirt as… Continue reading Hair product review: Moroccan Oil hair mask

A day in the life of an AfroLatina, Writing corner

A mural to remember

I am no art critic but the new mural in Chicago’s Paseo Boricua in the Humboldt Park neighborhood is beyond captivating to the eye.  While driving on Division street with my friend Raquel from boriquachicks.com, we could not help to notice the colossal image of a black woman Bomba dancing to the beat of an African drum… Continue reading A mural to remember