What’s in a Latino nickname? Lluni!

Today is my youngest brother’s birthday, and of course, that has me contemplating the nickname we grew up calling him: Lluni. His real name is Moises, after my father, and technically we should have been calling him Junior all along. For some reason though since as long as I can […]

Sharing more than I should, maybe

There are certain moments in life when one has to learn to shut up. For the last several months I’ve been doing a lot of silent thinking and holding the pause button on my public expressions of emotions for one very complicated and difficult reason. My father is battling cancer […]

Familia for Fourth of July 

Let’s call this an almost Wordless Wednesday because, of course, I’m still typing. No pues este fin de semana festivo we spent it celebrating my youngest niece’s first birthday.  It was extra special because con todo lo que ha estado pasando lately it was a much needed breath of fresh […]

Kids say the darnedest things!

My niece said something this weekend that made me laugh. Then it made me think. And now, it’s making me contemplate life. She’s under five years old and we were flying a kite together this weekend. She was a natural at it, but that wasn’t really the big surprise. When […]

Lessons from my brother

Lessons from my brother

The word is pride. It’s taken quite some time to arrive at this singular expression of emoción, but after careful (very careful if you know me well) thought and consideration, that is really the most appropriate palabra to describe what this picture evokes in me. My nephew took it this weekend on a […]

It's Never Goodbye It's Hasta Luego

It’s Never Goodbye: It’s ¡Hasta Pronto!

There never seems to be enough time in the day.  Or night for that matter.  Every night after my body plummets onto the bed (and I do mean plummet literally in every sense of the word) I find myself thinking about the things that weren’t done today, that still have […]

Because No Matter The Time And Distance Family Is Family

Because No Matter The Time And Distance Family Is Family

My younger brother and I have always been close.  For a while in our teen years people actually thought we were the same person.  We talked the same, and had the same voice.  At least that’s what people would say.  We dressed alike.  And as my elder sisters will tell […]

Funny Random Moments You Probably Might Find Entertaining

Funny Random Moments You Probably Might Find Entertaining

I’ve been busy lately.  My sister and my niece are in town and that’s very exciting.  We’re having a party soon, and well tambiên me ha pegado la hueva a little bit.  But I do want to share some funny moments we’ve had recently that I may or may not blog about […]