A letter to my sister on her birthday

Tiffy, How is it that we are adults already? Where has the time gone? You hear it all the time that life flashes before you. Or that you blink and you’re another year older. Here we are, now 34 and 30 and I swear it was just yesterday that we were playing and I decided […]

You Are Beautiful

  No one, especially women, especially pregnant women, want to hear the words “you’re huge”. You would think that’s common sense, right? You would think that a woman telling another woman would know this, right? You would think another mother who has carried children before would know that this is an unspoken rule, right? Apparently […]

I’m so PHAT in my ‘Kini

I hate shopping. Well really I have a love/hate relationship with shopping for clothes. Shoes, on the other hand, I have no problem leaving with multiple pairs of shoes in one trip. I love to go shopping, but I hate spending money on myself and I HATE, HATE, HATE finding clothes for my body type. […]

The Heart of Coffee

Tiffany and I are the oldest two of four kids (respectively). Our father is from Cuba and our mother is from North Carolina. We are (what I like to think) the perfect mixture of a family. We were raised in a predominantly Cuban culture with American influences. I say that because we spent almost all […]

The Good, The Bad and The Just Gross

Being a parent is so much more than the pretty picture everyone tries to paint. It’s more than just love, giggles and affection. It’s unconditional love in those moments no one else wants to love your kid and you can’t blame them. It’s patience when your child is throwing a fit in the middle of […]

My Biggest Pregnancy Struggle (so far)

I am human and I struggle with a lot of things. I struggle with my pride, with apologies, with learning to hold my tongue, with being a sister, daughter, wife, mother, and with life. I struggle with every fucking thing. And right now I have added another struggle. My weight. Not just my weight in […]

Two Pairs of Pants

After I was done freaking out I remembered I needed to tell Roy. Of course prior to all of this, for months I had thought about how I would break the news to Roy, my family, and eventually friends. Let’s just say everything I planned went right out the damn window. I put the pregnancy […]

The Day Time Stood Still

You know how there’s always certain events that you can replay in your head and you would swear you were back in that same scene in life? ¬†That’s how I feel about the day I found out I was pregnant, or even the days leading up to it too really. DISCLAIMER: I talk about my […]

Summer Bucket List

Summer is almost here!! For Roy and I summer means we get six weeks with Karli and having her here means planning all kinds of fun things, even if it’s as simple as movie night at home with the family.¬† Before Karli comes for the summer she, Roy and I will text back and forth […]

So Many Feels

You know when you really want a certain car or buy a new car and all of a sudden you see that car on the road every time you’re driving? That’s how I felt about getting pregnant. Except I wasn’t pregnant but a lot of women I knew were either announcing they were pregnant, were […]