Passionate About Tallahassee
and the Moms Who Live Here

Healthy Communication With Your Child

“The words with which a child’s heart is poisoned, through malice or through ignorance, remain branded in his memory, and sooner or later they burn his soul” Carlos Ruiz Zafón The Shadow of the Wind Parents have the ability to speak life or destruction into our children. We have countless opportunities to provide our children […]

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An Accolade to My Late Husband

My husband passed away in August of this year. Many people knew my husband in various ways and at different points in his lifetime. While each of them had a unique story or experience about him, there was one underlying, common theme: his kindness. He touched more people than I ever imagined; his funeral was […]

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Have Patience, Mama – Remembering Patience in the Middle of the Grind

Patience. The day isn’t going like it should. The kids are fighting, there’s pee all over the toilet. Patience. I’m exhausted, I’m overwhelmed, I’m busy – and I can not deal with any more whining. It’s not going like it should. Have patience, mama. That’s what I keep telling myself. When the days are long and […]

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I Will Never Be a Pinterest Mom

I will never be a “Pinterest Mom”. You know who I am talking about. That mom with the expertly blended ombré hair, who somehow manages to contour better than any of the Kardashians. The one with the perfectly curated Instagram containing more ship-lap and themed décor than HGTV. I desperately wanted to be this mom. Before the […]

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Exercising with a New Baby

You’ve been up most of the night caring for your new baby. You’re exhausted. The last thing you’re probably thinking about is starting a new exercise routine. I get it; I’ve been there. I’ve learned over the years that when I spend a little bit of time each day caring for myself, I’m able to […]

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Mama, You GOT This!

We succeed as working moms, as stay at home moms, as mothers of multiple children, as single mothers, as foster mothers, and every mother in between. So many times, I have seen a mother doubting herself when she really should not. Creating life and raising little humans is no easy feat – it needs to […]

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The Discovery of My Afro-Latinidad

I have always been proud of my heritage. My parents are Puerto Rican, their parents were Puerto Rican, and their parents before them. No one talked about our race. We identified as Spanish, Latino, or Hispanic, but never black or white, or anything in between. My parents grew up in between New York and Puerto […]

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What About Dad?

Everyone talks about giving moms a break, giving mom all the praise and all the credit. But what about dads? Dads are unsung heroes of the family and that should change. Men’s mental health already has an unspoken stigma attached to it. Think about it. Isn’t the image of men associated with emotionless strength and […]

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