#LATISM14 Takeaways: Raising caring kids, social good & family values.

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The LATISM {Latino’s in Tech Innovation and Social Media} conference in Anaheim gave us another weekend filled with inspiring conversations, sessions and panels that focused on health, tech, supporting causes, being a voice for the voiceless and raising caring, compassionate children. LATISM is the largest organization for Latinos and Latinas engaged in social media.  Its mission is to empower the Latino community in … [Read more...]

2014 Top Blogueras Retreat & LATISM Conference

Top Blogueras

The past two weeks have been a bit of a blur, I worked my first "political" social media campaign for the Louisiana election. Can I just say, I'm glad it's over? It was fun, exciting and exhausting! In the past two weeks.... I  had a biopsy on a misbehaving breast, received surprising results, and had an abnormal pap. Seriously, all in one week! I will have surgery to remove a benign lump next week. My mother starts … [Read more...]

From Nicaragua to the US – My Immigration Story

Peralta family reunion

I recently saw a status update on Facebook from my Tia {aunt} Rosita that brought so much emotion. It opened my eyes and my heart to something that I had not given much thought to.  As a US citizen, born and raised in California, immigration never felt like "my" problem, to my own ignorance. It is my problem, it is everyone's problem. We are all immigrants, we all came from somewhere and somewhere down the line our … [Read more...]

GENERACION AMERICA! – #LATISM TWITTER PARTY

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As a Hispanic mama, sharing my Latin heritage with my boys is very important. Unfortunately, my boys are not growing up with tios, tias, primos, primas y abuelos, as I did. I tend to go out of my way to make sure  my boys are learning about their Latin heritage through pictures of family back in Nicaragua, sharing traditions, meals and stories. My Nicaraguan heritage is so much of who I am, I want my children, … [Read more...]