Amigas: Fifteen Candles

Amigas: Fifteen Candles, created by Jane Startz, but written by Veronica Chambers, is the first book of a new series in juvenile fiction for girls. I don’t know how the author pitched her book, but I would call it, “The new Baby Sitter’s Club for young Latinas.” The story revolves around a group of friends […]

Spanish Summer Mutiny

The other day I began “El verano de español”. My youngest son said, “We’re starting el día de español already?” I corrected him, “Verano, not día. Día is only a day. We’re doing it the whole summer. Verano means summer.” “Oh, Mommy!” he said, “The whole summer?!” Within minutes he was acting more enthusiastic though, […]


Last night we went out shopping because I’m still trying to find a few things for my upcoming trip to Miami. Right now the focus of my quest is to find a formal blusa. Nothing I have feels quite right. After trying on a dozen blusas and shaking my head in disgust at each one, […]