Family, Inspiration, Latino culture, Strong Women, Wisdom, Writing

Top 5 Posts of 2015 – An Authentic Cultural Experience

  Are you excited for what's ahead in 2016? I am. The year 2015 had its up's and downs. I think of the 'downs' as learning opportunities and the 'up's' as blessings. WordPress and Grammarly sent me year-end reports which reminded me of my writing during the past year. Their graphic reports were very cool with stats… Continue reading Top 5 Posts of 2015 – An Authentic Cultural Experience

Family, Travel

My Town at Christmas

My hometown is at sea level. We don't get snow. Ever. Okay, I heard we had some back in 1962, but someone might have mistaken it for bits of hail. For us, Oxnardians, the winter season arrives when Christmas Tree Lane in the Historic District opens, where palm trees lit in sparking white lights tower… Continue reading My Town at Christmas

Family, Latino culture, Latino Family Traditions, Mexican Cooking, Mexican Holiday food

Christmas Desserts-Mexican/Chicano Style

My friend, Evelyn Holingue, invited me to share my traditional Christmas dessert recipes. She's written about Buche de Noel, a gorgeous French chocolate yule cake with chocolate whipped topping on her blog. Think of this as a virtual cookie exchange from different cultural backgrounds. The weather outside is cold/rainy and alternately cold/sunny. And when I… Continue reading Christmas Desserts-Mexican/Chicano Style

Books, Family

20 Ways to Celebrate Before Christmas

  We haven't put up one Christmas bulb or decoration yet, but I am thinking of how to make Christmas more special this year. When I say special, I mean remembering that "Christ," is in the word "Christmas." The wheels began turning last night when I wandered through department stores looking for Christmas cards that… Continue reading 20 Ways to Celebrate Before Christmas