The idea of being a mother in my 20's was unfathomable. I always had a desire to build a stable life before considering starting a family. My mother's generation was less focused on careers due to social pressures in the 1970s. Women were expected to marry and have a family almost immediately after the wedding. … Continue reading Should You Freeze Your Eggs?
Latinos are recognized for their zest of life. Best known to be invigorated people that take life by storm, it is no wonder our energy is infectious. We are as passionate about our politics, music, and life as we are about loved ones. Try to imagine a community taking great enjoyment in their traditions of … Continue reading The Story of My Latino Christmas on BELatina
Beautifully decorated trees, incessant shopping for the perfect gifts, family and friends gathering for good food and drinks. Moments of joy and laughter while celebrating the yuletide. The holiday season is in full swing with end of a decade approaching. Each year we look forward to the joyous celebrations of the season. This time around, … Continue reading The 3 Most Important Things to Do This Holiday Season
Each year, men, women and children gather on this day to indulge in a wonderful feast of different foods and treats. Friends and family near and far sit together to celebrate the start of a magical holiday season. Our favorite tunes on the playlist with a Thanksgiving football game in the background. Glorious fun to … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving 2019
Most recently, celebrities such as Gabrielle Union and Kim Kardashian among others are placing a spotlight on the various ways to build a family. Women all over the world have been trying for years in private. Couples have looked at different options to start a brood of their own. There is no longer one way … Continue reading Modern Families
When we're in school, report cards are provided perodically. A grade is assigned to indicate progress. Restaurants, famed chefs, hotels and others wait impatiently while reviews and stars are handed out. Authors go through a similar process with exceptions. Writing is subjective and there is no guarantee any two reviewers will agree on anything. As … Continue reading The Sublime Review!
People are good at finding wrongs. We can think of a dozen reasons to convince ourselves not to do something, especially when it means putting our needs first or taking a risk. Women are particularly hard on themselves, after all, our job is to take care of everyone. Caregivers, nurtures and pillars of families. People … Continue reading Girl, You Got This!
The relationships we have with our mothers have a significant impact on us growing up. We look to the matriarch of the family, not only to teach us how to be a woman. She shows us the first examples of how to manage relationships with our partners, children and ourselves. All relationships take work because … Continue reading The Secret My Mother Never Told Me…
Many of us have a dream. A thought, so grand that we don't dare envision because it can seem completely out of reach. You probably do not foresee your idea materializing. It is too hard or complicated to be attainable, feels impossible. What stops us from pursuing these dreams? Resources, time and energy necessary is … Continue reading Coming Soon to Shelves Near You…
Do you have children? Why not? When do you plan on getting pregnant? Any baby fever, yet? Have your maternal instincts kicked in? How could you not want babies! You aren't getting any younger, woman! Have you ever felt your back against this wall? Feeling like your womanhood is being questioned? I think many women … Continue reading A Woman’s Right to Choose Motherhood (or not)