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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Jackie Cruz Announces Twin Pregnancy

Sofía Aguilar
After Jessica Marie Garcia and Amara La Negra, another poderosa has announced her pregnancy this year. Jackie Cruz, known for her role as Marisol “Flaca” Gonzalez on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black has announced that she is six months...
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Culture Family

Setting Boundaries During the Holidays is Crucial for Your Mental Health

Virginia Isaad
I’m a really picky eater and struggle with trying new foods so this brings on extra stress during the holiday season. Food brings most Latinx families together, so you can imagine the comments that I receive over Thanksgiving and Christmas...
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Family Lifestyle

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids of All Ages from Latinx-Owned Brands

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
We all know that the holidays are mostly for the kids, especially when it comes to gift giving. Of course we enjoy the festivities too, but the holidays wouldn’t feel nearly as special if it weren’t for the excitement and...
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Family Lifestyle

Holiday Gift Guide for Mamis from Latina-Owned Brands

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Mamas, nobody gets us like we get each other, so this holiday season, we’re all about making sure our mom friends know that we see them and we love them. We work super-hard to make the holidays extra-special for our...
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Family News and Entertainment

Amara La Negra is Pregnant With Twins & Going to Be a Single Mom

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Love & Hip Hop Miami star and “Insecure” singer Amara La Negra, 31,  just announced that she’s expecting twins! The news comes just a few weeks after the Dominicana revealed on Instagram that she suffered a devastating miscarriage earlier in 2021....
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Culture Family

Hispanic Heritage Month Feels Like an Afterthought in My Kids’ Schools

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Hispanic Heritage Month has felt a bit lackluster for me this year. As a mom, a lot of Hispanic Heritage Month is connected to my children, and what they are doing to learn about and honor Hispanic and Latinx heritage,...
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Culture Family

11 Powerful Must-Read Children’s Books About Immigration

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
As parents it’s our job to equip the next generation with the knowledge and tools they need to be better, smarter, more compassionate people, and we firmly believe that literature plays a major part in that. Kids love to be...
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Culture Family

11 Children’s Books Combatting the Idea of Pelo Malo

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
We are so sick of hearing about people who continue to perpetuate the idea of “pelo malo,” especially since some of us now have children with beautiful crowns of curly hair. For years Afro-Latinx and other Latinx people with naturally...