Just How Latino are Your Birthday Celebrations?

Just How Latino are Your Birthday Celebrations?

As a mother of three I’ve had my share of kid’s birthday parties over the years, from planning them to attending them.  I’ve handcrafted personalized invitations, and now even use networking sites like Facebook to send out virtual invitations to my guests.  What I hadn’t done until recently was take […]

Miracle in Edingburg, Texas

Whether it had been a particularly difficult year only my parents knew.  We’d still managed to make it to school everyday like we normally did.  On Saturdays like clockwork we’d all pack into the chocolate, our fudge brown colored, four door, rusty sedan, and drive down to the Valley Mart […]

Chones Rojos, Verdes o Amarillos for New Years – The Debate

Today, we were talking chones on Twitter.  It started out with a conversation about Christmas traditions of all things, and before we knew it we were knee deep in chatter about undies.  I’ve always known there was some correlation between what color of underwear one chose to wear on New […]

De Paisano a Paisano: Una Calavera – Day of The Dead

So today my good friend Sue Valencia dedicated a special calavera just for me – in return, she asked for nothing more than a calavera in her honor.  Now if you’re thinking the more traditional painted-white-artistic-rendering-of-a-skull, I’m sorry to disappoint, but I’m just not artistically talented in that way.  The […]