For the love of boxing!

Why do I still love watching boxing?  I grew up watching boxing with my grandfather and my uncles.  It was a big deal in our family.  Puerto Ricans are drawn to the sport of boxing.  It is a sport in which Puerto Ricans excel.  They have received international acclaim for their boxers, Hector Macho Camacho, […]

MyGirlJenny’s Month of October

Hey Mamas, October is a busy festive month with so many things to do.  Not to mention the weather has been so warm, great for outings with the kiddies. This year we stumbled upon Secor Farms as one of our quick after school outings. This place is better suited for younger children. Mila and Manny […]

Going to Merlin to say the magic words…

“Mommy, I went into the magic water, am I Jewish now?” As I dry her off and dress her, I can’t believe I am answering, “Yes, sweetheart you are Jewish now. Are you happy?” “Yes.  Now I am Pnina, Pearl, Mila, Misha Dworman.” Mila’s face has a huge smile from ear to ear. Then I give […]

What makes Puerto Rican food taste so amazing? That’s right… “SOFRITO!”

My first thought was “Not my mother’s stew”, who is Puerto Rican and makes the most flavorful dishes. Then I realized what was missing. “SOFRITO!” That’s right Sofrito… the staple of all Puerto Rican cooking. Luckily, my mom wasn’t home that day to see or taste the shame I had brought upon her.

Wth are you talking about… I need a translator please!

Anyone else confused when they see some of these trendy new slang terms, acronyms, hashtags or word mash-ups on Social Media.  Even the songs of today are encrypted and I have no idea what they are singing about.  I had to literally google Beyonce’s lyrics (line for line) to figure out what the song is […]

Kindergarten, here I come…

In my on-line mommy groups, many parents have questioned whether they should start their little one in kindergarten or hold them back for one more year.   Isn’t kindergarten where you learn the ABC’s, their sounds, writing, numbers, counting, shapes and social skills.   Most kids learn that at home or in preschool by the […]

Mommy Makeup in 10 minutes or less

Like most moms, I barely have the time to look fairly decent when leaving the house, let alone put on make up.  Many women spend a lot of precious time applying makeup that they really don’t need.  Now, I am not going to lie.  If I have a special event to attend, you’d better believe I […]

Lost in Momslation

My mother used to say to me “Once you have children, your life is over.  Live your life first.”  I hated hearing that statement and never really knew how to process it.  Did she hate or regret being a mom?  It seemed like such a harsh thing to say.  I never really understood what she meant until now… three […]

The Toddler’s Vagina Dialogues

It’s Saturday morning, my husband is asleep upstairs and is awoken by a weird noise.  He hears my 4-year-old daughter, who is sitting beside him straining and grunting, clearly struggling with something.  He opens his eyes and looks over at Mila.  He’s shocked to find she has taken off her underwear and is bent like some sort of contortionist […]