Tag: marriage

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?…

Pour generously into your children

Pour generously into your children

This is a story about how my parenting came full circle. When I became a mother, I was all in. I threw myself into the role of mama. I took the job of taking care of this tiny person that…

When you’re struggling in your marriage

When you’re struggling in your marriage

I won’t blow sunshine up your skirt. We’re still in a precarious place. Marriage is hard. It takes some time to work through habits and traumas that have happened years before we even entered into this marriage. It’s been kind of…

Working through life changes

Working through life changes

I’m a native Southern Californian and I’ve swam in the Pacific ocean my entire life but it wasn’t until I became an adult that I gained a healthy respect for the ocean. The ocean is immense and powerful. You can’t…

Purple Purse: Help for domestic violence survivors

Purple Purse: Help for domestic violence survivors

Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Allstate Foundation® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions expressed are my own. Domestic violence. Financial abuse. It’s that big, ugly elephant in the room. We all know someone who has been…

Date Night | Tokyo Fried Chicken Co.

Date Night | Tokyo Fried Chicken Co.

I’m one of those people who agonize over what to eat whenever I’m in L.A. Call me a fatty if you want but there are just so many options my head spins and I get overwhelmed because I want all…

Things highly creative people do

Things highly creative people do

I consider myself a creative person. However, a creative person that is still very much left-brained. My creative side and my analytical side are constantly going toe to toe, fighting for supremacy. But I know those people–the people who are…

I suck at Valentine’s Day

I suck at Valentine’s Day

I took this photo on the island of Oahu. One of my all-time favorite song lyrics are from Led Zeppelin’s “Thank You”. The words are so simple yet profound. Every time I hear them, I think of my husband Michael….

Thermostat Wars: He’s cold & I’m not

Thermostat Wars: He’s cold & I’m not

When we’re not fighting over the thermostat, I like to get a few kisses in. I’m a big girl and I live in Southern California, so I don’t get cold too often. I welcome the chilly temps. I embrace the…