That’s Mamihood

That’s Mamihood

I’m starting a new series today.  That’s Mamihood is my version of trying to find the lighter side of parenting.  With 3 kids, ages 12,6 and 4… boy, have I got some stories for you!   If you are part of the wonderful, exciting and sometimes mind-blowing world called parenting, I hope you join in on this open-door conversation.  Mamihood is my Latina version of Motherhood.   Welcome and Enjoy!

It’s night time. You are asleep.  A DEEP sleep. When all of a sudden you think you hear, but you kind of don’t hear, your kid’s voice whispering “Mommy.”  Then the whispering gets a tad louder and when you somewhat open your eyes, all you see is a black silhouette looking down at you.  Before you can even register in your mind that it’s your son or daughter, YOU HAVE ALREADY JUMPED 10 FEET IN THE BEST TRAMPOLINE FOR KIDS from being scared to the very core of your being!!!  I may or may not have screamed a couple of times.  Yes, this has happened to me more than once.I want them safe and health


The thing is “why not do that to daddy?”  I’m sure he can handle the situation way more better than I ever will. I don’t think I can ever get used to getting scared in the middle of the night.   But…

That’s Mamihood!

Little hands!

When I was a fairly new mother, I was still a working mother.  I would work T, Th, S.  So, the time I spent with my bouncing baby boy was precious.

Many, many moons ago…..

We were at Ralphs, a local supermarket.  I had my then 1.5yo son in the shopping basket.  I had just placed my groceries on the conveyer belt to check out and moved on forward to pay.  Then the most embarrassing thing to happen to me  at a market, happened.

We pulled up, and my son was right in front of that automated machine that gives you your change in coins. Well, that little machine (totally not our fault, though) was opened.  The flap that holds the coins in place was opened leaving ALL the coins exposed.  Oh yeah! Continue reading “That’s Mamihood” »

Pampers Latino

Pampers is reaching out to the Latino community in a fantastic way.   How would you have liked a helping hand when you were a first time mama, and your newborn was crying without knowing why.  Do yo remember those times?  I do.  Thank God, I had my familia close by.  My mom and tias always had a helping hand.  But what happens to those who don’t live close to family.  To those who’s mom or other motherly figures live else where and are not there to lend a loving advise… what then?

This is where Pampers steps in.

Milagros.  Miracles.  Every child is a miracle…. Cada bebé es un milagro.  How true is that statement.  When my mexipinos were newborns, I treasured every moment with them.  My first, because he was my first. My second, because he was longed for.  My third, because she was a girl.  All were great newborns.  If you are having problems with your newborn, and are fluent in Spanish, I strongly suggest you get to know Pampers Latino. They are on Facebook, and it’s really easy to get the ayuda you may need.

Bárbara Bermudo is the Madrina de Honor… Honorary Godmother.  She is among the most outstanding co-hosts of Univision Network’s afternoon news “Primer Impacto“, the highest rated prime time show in the United States and in 12 Latin-American countries. She is also the mother of a newborn.  She just had a baby a month ago. Continue reading “Pampers Latino” »