DIY Life | Why you should make your space beautiful

DIY Life | Why you should make your space beautiful

Make your underarms soft + smooth

Make your underarms soft + smooth

I love my brown skin, my melanin. I got it from my Mama who is morenita and my Pops who has a burnt umber tint to his skin thanks to his Mescalero Apache roots. My brown skin is who I am. But sometimes, my skin and my underarms need some extra love.

Why I stopped doing my husband’s laundry

Why I stopped doing my husband’s laundry

When my husband and I first started dating, I loved doing his laundry. Sick, I know. What kind of self-proclaimed Chicana feminist who dyed her hair purple, wore combat boots and rallied against the patriarchy enjoyed washing her man’s dirty laundry?…

Not just for kids: Boogie Wipes + dairy detox

Not just for kids: Boogie Wipes + dairy detox

One Whole30 detox symptom that reared its ugly head once again had to do with my nose, in the form of the crunchiest, stickiest boogers on the walls of my nose. Withdrawing from dairy is no joke, guys. Boogie Wipes were a lifesaver for this round of Whole 30.

Celebrating Chinese New Year in L.A

Celebrating Chinese New Year in L.A

Chinese New Year’s Day is the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar and every year my family takes a trip to Chinatown in downtown L.A to enjoy the vibe of the city and eat some deliciously authentic Chinese food….

California coastin’ in the Kia Sportage

California coastin’ in the Kia Sportage

The beauty of California never ceases to amaze me. I’ve lived here my entire life and I never grow tired of its majesty. I recently had the chance to drive a 2017 Kia Sportage SX for a week so naturally,…

MLK Day | National Civil Rights Museum

MLK Day | National Civil Rights Museum

In my mind, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. has always been a man to honor. Learning about MLK Jr. was constant a favorite subject of mine in history class. His words, his essence, what he stood for — it…

New on Netflix | A Series of Unfortunate Events

New on Netflix | A Series of Unfortunate Events

When my teenagers were young, they loved the original Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events with Jim Carrey. They loved Count Olaf!The humor may have been a little darker than what they were used to watching, but they learned…

RIP Carrie Fisher | First Princess in the Galaxy

RIP Carrie Fisher | First Princess in the Galaxy

2016, you are so savage. Carrie Fisher is gone, a massive heart attack took what us little girls in the late 1970’s have always known as our first princess in the galaxy. We didn’t have Mulan or Princess Jasmine or…

Daughter, your hair is beautiful

Daughter, your hair is beautiful

Teach your daughter to love her hair. It’s my job as a mama to celebrate her beauty, to teach her to be strong & love all aspects of herself. Even her hair.

Riverside Local: Mission Inn Festival of Lights

Riverside Local: Mission Inn Festival of Lights

I’ve raised my family in Riverside for the past twenty years and every year, we’ve headed to downtown Riverside and enjoying the Mission Inn’s Festival of Lights. So many happy memories of bundling up my boys with puffy jackets and…