Thursday, May 1st, 2014

On being “La Gordiflona”

By Juliet de Jesus Alejandre, Latina Voices “Gordiflona,” I would hear mamí whisper to my aunt, as I skip alongside them on our walk to the store. Moments before, my straight black hair was flopping in the warm June wind. I was all smiles, feeling the sun deepening my brown skin. It’s the late 80s, and I

Friday, November 15th, 2013

How To Afford To Keep Your Kid In College

By Mariela Dabbah, Mamiverse Many parents can’t figure how to afford to keep their kid in college. Given the high cost of a college education these days, a hefty college tuition bill might be a tough pill to swallow...

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

The Secret Of La Chancla

Dad may have the belt but Mom is armed with “la chancla” which manages to strike just as much fear into little Latino hearts as pain onto behinds.   Our friends at mun2 made a video revealing...

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Sinvergüenza Spotlight: Bad Parents

Perhaps you were raised by sinvergüenza parents.  Perhaps you’re a parent yourself and have yet to discover that, yes, you are shameless and your kids cringe and die a little inside when they see you rocking the...

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

It’s Show Time: The First Day Of School

Today I am back on the clock. The morning ritual begins at 6 a.m. I walk into the bathroom and pull back my hair and wash my face with cold water. I look into the mirror but...

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Give Your Children Boundaries Because You Love Them

The modern age has overwhelmed adults in the education of their children, confusing and misinforming them about which are the most “correct” and “best” ways to practice good parenting. The State of California has tried to remedy this....

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Do I Have A Problem Child?

Question: Hi Martha, I have three children, and one of the girls is always restless and can never sit for very long. How can I cure her of this? When I try to help her study literature...