Episode 79: The Power of Meditation in Parenting and Self-Care with Yvonne Hernandez

Episode 79: The Power of Meditation in Parenting and Self-Care with Yvonne Hernandez

As parents, it often feels like we’re running on fumes. Balancing the needs of our children while trying to maintain our own well-being can be an immense challenge. In a recent interview, Yvonne Hernandez, a Chopra certified meditation teacher, shared her journey and the impact meditation has had on her life and parenting. Yvonne’s mission…

Episode 78: Reconnecting With Our Ancestors Through Pre-Hispanic Womb Healing With Crystal Dorado

Episode 78: Reconnecting With Our Ancestors Through Pre-Hispanic Womb Healing With Crystal Dorado

In this episode, we welcome Crystal Dorado, a traditional healer and owner of Verde Holistic Wellness Studio in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Crystal carries on her family’s legacy of Mesoamerican healing arts, taught by her grandparents, and has mastered traditional Sobadas, plant medicine, and spiritual healing arts. She is also a Reiki practitioner, meditation teacher, and…

Episode 77: Why Breastfeeding Is Different The Second Time Around

Episode 77: Why Breastfeeding Is Different The Second Time Around

We recently celebrated our littlest one’s first birthday – our sweet Mateo. It was a joyous occasion filled with friends, family, and a fittingly adorable theme. If you haven’t seen it yet, I encourage you to check out my Instagram Reel for a glimpse into our celebration. In addition to Mateo’s birthday, I am personally…

Episode 76: Passing Down Abuelita’s Susty Traditions to the Next Generation with VOLVERde

Episode 76: Passing Down Abuelita’s Susty Traditions to the Next Generation with VOLVERde

We have the pleasure of hosting Aidee and Monica San Miguel, the hermana duo behind VOLVERde, a sustainable e-commerce business. Their mission? To reclaim and promote the eco-friendly traditions practiced by their abuelitas and parents, and integrate these practices into modern Latino households. Their journey is not just about sustainability, but about connection, cultural heritage,…

Episode 75: [VLM Spotlight] Embracing Bilingual Education and Cultural Identity Through Writing with Maestra Mendoza

Episode 75: [VLM Spotlight] Embracing Bilingual Education and Cultural Identity Through Writing with Maestra Mendoza

In the realm of education and authorship, few stories resonate as profoundly as that of Brenda Mendoza, a beacon of inspiration and a testament to the transformative power of dedication, culture, and education. As a Latina mom, an award-winning dual language teacher, and an author, Brenda’s story is one of triumph over challenges, a journey…

Episode 74: Mother’s Day Special – Lessons Learned as a Mami of Two

Episode 74: Mother’s Day Special – Lessons Learned as a Mami of Two

Mother’s Day is a special day where we celebrate the remarkable role mamás do in our lives. As we approach another Mother’s Day, I can’t help but reflect on my journey as a mother of two little ones – the joys, challenges, and valuable lessons learned along the way. Join me as I share my…

Episode 73: Ditching Family Performance Anxiety as Latina Moms

Episode 73: Ditching Family Performance Anxiety as Latina Moms

In a world filled with expectations and pressures, Latina moms often find themselves navigating the delicate balance between cultural traditions, familial standards, and their own authenticity. The idea of presenting a picture-perfect family dynamic can sometimes feel overwhelming, leading to stress and anxiety. But what if we shift our perspective and embrace imperfection as a…

Episode 72: Breaking Free From Being The Perfect Cook As Latina Moms

Episode 72: Breaking Free From Being The Perfect Cook As Latina Moms

In today’s fast-paced world, the pressure to be the perfect cook can feel overwhelming, especially for Latinas who carry the weight of cultural expectations in the kitchen. In this episode, this particular topic is explored in depth, shedding light on the roots of this pressure and offering a refreshing perspective on reclaiming joy in cooking….