Learning about struggles of minorities opened up my eyes to a different world I knew nothing about. I never experienced discrimination or racism. I went through my whole life unscathed because I had assimilated so well. I knew nothing of illegal deportations, school segregation, or lynchings that Mexican-Americans endured.
Author Archive | Bianca
If you’ve found yourself in a situation where nursing is impossible, I encourage you not to give up. You may feel all sorts of emotions about pumping instead of nursing, but rather than look at the glass half full, recognize you’re still giving the best nutrition to your baby, no matter how it’s transferred.
Despite some abnormalities, the ’90s had one thing going for it: bean bag chairs. Don’t want to sit on the floor, but also don’t want to sit on the sofa? Bean bag chair. Want to be somewhat eye level with the TV and destroy your retinas? Bean bag chair.
As far as Dorian goes, we’re on the right track. I love him endlessly. He’s my beautiful little cherub. I can’t help but shower him with affection any chance he’ll let me. One day, I want to tell him everything. I want him to know this wasn’t easy for me, but it was worth it. […]
For Mother’s Day, I decided to interview my mom about all things motherhood. Although we live together, we’ve never really had a chance to discuss what motherhood was like for her or how she views me as a mom. We did this via phone, as she was out of town for work. I did have […]
What kind of mother would I be if I never talked to my son about the dangers of unprotected sex? Or about sexual harassment? Sex education is not just about what pleasures we gain from it, but also about sexual health and family planning. The aim of sexual education is to foster healthy sex practices. […]
As much as I wanted to love my son, my blind rage and fury at things not having gone my way boiled over onto him. Of course I knew it wasn’t his fault, and he didn’t ask for any of this. My anger was misguided. I was truly mad at myself for not being more […]