Latino culture, Latino family tradition, Mexican food, Mexican Vegan food

A to Z Challenge: O is for Olla

  I've passed the halfway mark of the A to Z Challenge. Yay me! Today's letter is O. O is for Olla. An olla (hoy-ya) is a cooking pot. The pot can be any of the sizes above. In my house, when Mom asked me to get her olla, the conversation was some version of this:  "Small… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: O is for Olla

Latina, Latino culture, Latino family tradition, Parenting

A to Z Blogging Challenge: C is for Chancla

Hello to the third day of the A to Z Challenge. Today's letter is C and C is for "CHANCLA." Chancla is the deadliest word of the alphabet for those who grew up in a Mexican or Latino household. A chancla looks benign, especially when on the foot. The word means flip-flop or slipper or sandal. If… Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge: C is for Chancla

Family, Grief, Latino family tradition, Memoir, Mothers, poetry, Strong Women, Travel

Hurricane Mom – Memoir, Part 3

  Day's flutter pass like wind blown pages of a book, occasionally landing on a chapter of happiness or sorrow. Mom's children leave. Each daughter marries. The hours spent on them are now hours gained to contemplate middle age, not that anyone would guess she was in her mid-life, nor would she correct them. Grandchildren come into the… Continue reading Hurricane Mom – Memoir, Part 3

Author Sonia Sotomayor, Authors, Books, Latina writer, Latino family tradition, Latino Literature

Books for Christmas ?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv4Hpz-GI3g I'm that tia (aunt) who often gives books for Christmas and birthdays.  My nieces and nephews have lots of toys, too many clothes, and not enough trips to the library.My mom also gives books in addition to clothes and/or a toy. I must say though that my nieces and nephews reactions haven't been as… Continue reading Books for Christmas ?!