Family, Latino culture, Latino Family Traditions, Parenting

How Tamales Make My World A Better Place

Every December, I write about making tamales, and this year is no different.  Our mother has made tamales for over seventy years, longer than her children have been alive. And her mother made tamales before she was born. And her mother, back to the days of maize and metates. Something is wrong with my universe… Continue reading How Tamales Make My World A Better Place

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

Cinco de Mayo, Latino Family Traditions

Why Cinco de Mayo is more than Coronas

Ad "Corona De Mayo," creative commons. This year my daughter asked me, twice in two days, if we were celebrating "Cinco de Mayo." I'm a little perplexed, as she is not very 'up' on the Mexicanada or Chicano culture-her one college class in Chicano Studies does count for a few points, though.So I ask, Why,… Continue reading Why Cinco de Mayo is more than Coronas