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201108-omag-couple-annoyed-949x534 August 28

Thou Shall Irritate Your Spouse

Contributed by Alicia La Hoz, PsyD Do you wake up in morning purposely thinking how you can irritate your spouse by doing, or not doing, something that irritates him or her? Leaving the toilet seat up, leaving the half empty cup of coffee on the kitchen table instead of in the sink – or better […]

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Your Kids and their Different Personalities

Contributed by Eva Fleming I knew I was in for a treat when I brought my third child home from the hospital. He had to be rocked all the time and never, I mean never be put down in his crib. The experts encouraged me to put him down and let him wail all night […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

kids and technology April 04

How to Balance Technology in the Home

Contributed by Eva Fleming Each generation of parents has their own unique challenges and ours is clearly the excess of technology our children are being bombarded with. The problem is so new that the wisdom of the past generation has little to add when this highly addictive behavior is exhibited in their presence. What can […]

lovechallenge March 03

10 Love Challenges

Contributed by Sarah Pichardo I’m from a family of six girls. As you can imagine, getting a word in can be a little difficult, especially since all six of us are pretty opinionated. If there’s one thing, however, that all six of us have in common, aside from being stubborn, is that we are all […]

IStock_HispanicFamily22 January 29

The War on Poverty

Contributed by Alicia E. La Hoz, Psy.D. When I grow up, I will meet a girl I want, get married and have three children.”  Our four-year old child has a clear picture of what marriage is and already envisions that he too will be married.  Unfortunately this is not the case for many other Hispanic […]

url January 20

Woodpecker Syndrome: How Not To Talk To Your Spouse

by Nadia Persun, Ph.D. Remember the saying “Don’t go to bed angry”? Well, yesterday I did just that. While he did not come to bed at all. Falling asleep was an effort. My body was charged by adrenaline and my brain busily counted reasons why during our argument I was right. I was determined to […]


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