familylegacy July 16

Volunteering: A Family Legacy

Contributed by Eva Fleming I was only four years old when I first started cracking eggs for the potato salad that would be served for the entire under privileged community of Santiago in the Dominican Republic. My dad would buy 500 pounds of potatoes, hundreds of eggs, 250 chickens to be roasted and served every […]

JUSTSAYNOimage July 11

Just Say No

Contributed by Sarah Pichardo Do you all remember the anti-drug PSA from the 80s with the egg frying on the pan – “this is your brain, this is your brain on drugs”? (If not, please educate yourself RIGHT HERE). This blog isn’t about drugs, though, it’s about boundaries. (For the record, drugs are bad for […]

volunteer July 07

From the Desk of… The Volunteer

Contributed by Marvin del Rios Being a volunteer can take a lot out of you! I personally have volunteered many times with just a single cup of coffee and a piece of bread in my stomach. Not that I had no money or had no food, it was just I was running around like “a […]

Single July 01

Single & Complete

Contributed by Sarah Pichardo I’m in my 30s and I’m not married. And if you come from a Hispanic family, this is a BIG deal. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked by extended family and others “when are you planning to get married?” – as if I could actually schedule my […]

match-made-in-heaven June 24

The Language of Heaven

Contributed by Dr. Charles Woehr I was speaking with an old preacher, who had retired after having pastored several churches, and our conversation took us to the topic of life after death. It was a happy conversation, since we reviewed some of the details the Bible gives about heaven and what awaits those who have […]

ice-cream-bowl June 04

Ice Cream for the Soul

Contributed by Sarah Pichardo My dad passed away last year and this will be the first time where my family will celebrate Father’s Day without him. He will always be on our mind and in our hearts and to honor him this Father’s Day, I am having a big bowl of ice cream. My dad […]

stock-footage-father-and-son-talk-on-cell-phones June 01

Dads in 2014

Contributed by Christian A. Zapata, LCSW A few weeks ago I found myself at Panera Bread having lunch with my nineteen month-old son.  I glanced across the aisle to see another father-son duo having lunch as well, except the father was a bit older and son seemed to be in his teens. During their entire […]

gift-giving May 26

What am I Passing on to my Kids:  A Gift or Baggage?

Contributed by Eva Fleming What specific character traits, positive or negative, did you learn from your mother? What about your father? How are you most like your grandmother or grandfather? Answering these questions will show you what traits you received from previous generations. All of us, whether we want it or not, have received a […]

happy family May 15

How to Help Build Relationships in the Home

Contributed by Eva Fleming Building relationships in the home can be difficult. Home is the place where you cannot camouflage your moral and personal failures. On the contrary, it is the place where they are amplified and examined with a magnifying glass. As if that wasn’t stressful enough, our homes can easily turn into places […]

Hispanic Man, Woman and Child having fun in the park. May 13

Invest in Your Kids this Summer

Contributed by María Buchanan Summer is around the corner and the school year is about to come to an end. Summer vacation can bring a few challenges and stress to families. While some of us may take a family vacation for a week or two, there’s still 11 or so additional weeks where our kids […]

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