Chingona, Faith, Mother's Day, Parenting, Paris, Social Justice, Strong Women, Travel

Gifts My Mother Gave Me

Paris photobook-alvaradofrazier.comMother’s Day is fast approaching. When making my mom her gift (the photo book above) I thought about all the gifts she's given to me. It’s not the knickknacks, stationery and candles but other gifts that have lasted a lifetime.A few months ago, my 85-year-old mother announced to us kids, “I want to make… Continue reading Gifts My Mother Gave Me

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Paris and Her Remarkable Women: Book Review

September 2012 will always be have a special place in my heart. That is when I fulfilled a fifteen year dream to spend a month in France.My friend and I spent one week in Connelles, Normandy area and three weeks in Paris. Museums filled our mornings, cafes or parks our afternoons, and strolls along the bridges and boulevards… Continue reading Paris and Her Remarkable Women: Book Review

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Toni Morrison and Louise Erdrich in Chateau Vincennes

festivalamerica-alvaradofrazierAmada and I, the two Latinas in Paris,  just returned from Chateau Vincennes where we spent the day attending the huge "Festival America: Literature and Cultures of the Americas," that took place throughout this past weekend.A couple of weeks ago we saw a poster in the metro of a big old truck with Festival America-looked interesting,… Continue reading Toni Morrison and Louise Erdrich in Chateau Vincennes

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Writers in Connelles, Normandy, France Day 1

Amada Cafe St. Lazare, ParisIt took a plane, bus, train, and taxi but we made it to Connelles, Upper Normandy, France 18 hours after departing LAX. Our first stop, Cafe St. Lazare, with mon ami Amada. the pit Paris, Fr. The bathrooms in old buildings require strong thighs and an overwhelming urgency to go.I decided to wait… Continue reading Writers in Connelles, Normandy, France Day 1