How To Bring Warm To Those in Need During The Holidays

How To Bring Warm To Those in Need During The Holidays

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #LayerOnLove #CollectiveBias My abuela used to say: "The more you give, the more you get." This sweet grandma of mine raised her four boys during the dictatorship in Ecuador. Although it was a difficult time for the country, she made sure to provide for her family and other families who were experiencing...Read More
Love Knows No Borders: How To Help Refugees

Love Knows No Borders: How To Help Refugees

  A few months after the Syrian refugee crisis unfolded, a group of friends organized a volunteer team to support a local refugee program. Last December a family from Colombia arrived in my hometown...on my birthday. Not that the date mattered but the coincidence made me feel happy! Since language was not a barrier, it was easier to get to know this family of eight and be able to understand their...Read More
How Sandy Hook Changed My Parenting

How Sandy Hook Changed My Parenting

I didn't lose a loved one that morning in Sandy Hook Elementary. But as many other parents that were watching the horrific news through a television screen, life never felt the same. Sandy Hook changed my parenting forever. When the first news broke about the shooting, I couldn't stop thinking about the agony of the parents who had their children in the school. My four year old was in preschool at...Read More
We Need Your Help To Stop Hunger Now

We Need Your Help To Stop Hunger Now

This #GivingTuesday post has been sponsored by Stop Hunger Now in conjunction with the NC Blogger Network. . Have you ever felt so hungry that your stomach hurts? I haven’t felt this way before, but I have been in areas in the world where hunger kills people, in fact, it kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The statistics are alarming especially when you hear that nearly one out...Read More
Because We Won’t Wait

Because We Won’t Wait

Thanks to Moms Rising's invitation, I had the opportunity to be with 1200 women from all over the country from different walks of life in the We Won't Wait Summit in Washington D.C. For two days we shared stories, discussed alternatives and called for a policy agenda that can "promote economic security and communities that thrive." https://twitter.com/hispanicmama1/status/777878354376679424 From day one, we heard the experiences of women whose lives have been affected due...Read More
I Left My Heart in the Amazon Rainforest

I Left My Heart in the Amazon Rainforest

As a young girl, the Amazon rainforest was not on my bucket list of places that I wanted to visit in my home country. I wrongly thought it was another area of my country filled with a bunch of trees with just different shades of green. Since I already lived surrounded with what it felt like a gazillion of banana trees, driving 10 hours to see "la Amazonía" was not too...Read More
How You Can Help Ecuador Earthquake Victims

How You Can Help Ecuador Earthquake Victims

Last Saturday night I received a text message from my mother-in-law asking if my family in Ecuador was safe after the earthquake. What? Earthquake? Around 7 pm local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador’s northwestern coast. This was a devastating earthquake, the strongest Ecuador has seen since 1979. Although my family and friends are safe, http://phentermine-med.com there are millions of people in Ecuador that are not. If you have...Read More
Another Benefit Of Bilingualism: Be A Voice

Another Benefit Of Bilingualism: Be A Voice

  One of the many responsibilities of working as an interpreter in a hospital setting is to be an advocate. Many times patients are unable to express themselves. Through questions, body language and understanding culture, interpreters become advocates. Sometimes I have children serving as interpreters of their parents who don't speak English. Bilingualism allows these kids to be a voice for the adults of their lives. During one of my...Read More