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Frida Kahlo | Be your own muse

Frida Kahlo | Be your own muse

I love it when Frida —  la Friducha — was chingona. The beautiful, delicate woman husband Diego Rivera used to call his paloma, his dove. She wasn’t always beautiful and delicate. Struggling with her ailing body from a young age,…

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When your daughter is a tween feminist

When your daughter is a tween feminist

The older my daughter gets, the more she reminds me of myself. Every time I think on it, it catches me by surprise. You see, she doesn’t really look like me, with those impossibly thin, long limbs and the straight…

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DIY: Pull-String Piñata

DIY: Pull-String Piñata

Although my family didn’t celebrate this growing up, I think las Posadas are a lovely tradition. Las Posadas are celebrated throughout the nine days before Christmas. They’re fiestas that families celebrate together in the evening, to remind us of the…

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Happy 107th birthday, Frida Kahlo

Happy 107th birthday, Frida Kahlo

To my muse, Frida Kahlo, I bid you the happiest of birthdays. Daughter. Painter. Wife. Lover. Friend. Artist. Activist. Broken. This is one of the many reasons why I love Frida Kahlo so much, why I find myself so inextricably…

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Happy birthday, Frida Kahlo

Happy birthday, Frida Kahlo

Today is Mexican artist Frida Kahlo‘s birthday. I’ve been obsessed with Frida since I was a wee lass. Her art.Her face.Her style. Her passion. They all attracted me like a moth to a flame. Now, when I paint, I often…

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Happy 54th Birthday, Morrissey

Happy 54th Birthday, Morrissey

Today is Stephen Patrick Morrissey‘s birthday. If you were a child of the 80’s and 90’s or you just have a love of moody, hipster music…than you should know who Stephen Patrick Morrissey is. Morrissey. Once the lead singer for…

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Dr. Seuss: Happy Birthday to you! Printable

Dr. Seuss: Happy Birthday to you! Printable

Xixi and Maya as Thing 1 & Thing 2 on Halloween in 2010. Today is Theodor Seuss Geisel‘s birthday. I’ve been an avid Dr. Seuss fan since forever. His whimsical book illustrations are what made me want to become an…

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My son turns 14 today

My son turns 14 today

There is a reason why I was chosen to be his mother…and vice versa, there is a reason why he was meant to be my son. I love him madly. Happy birthday, son!

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How my Nana made an impact on my life

How my Nana made an impact on my life

This week marks the time my Nana Honey would’ve celebrated her 83rd birthday. I always think of her, even though she’s been gone for nearly sixteen years now. She had one of those endings where she was in hospice on…

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She’s already 5!

She’s already 5!

Maya’s only request for her 5th birthday was that she have an all girl’s “Spa Day” with her cousins. She was really looking forward to getting her nails done and relaxing…and no boys. That was her one stipulation. She didn’t…

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