What a Deadly Earthquake Will Teach You About Courage

What a Deadly Earthquake Will Teach You About Courage

My Heart of Mexico

On September 19th, 2017, a deadly earthquake rocked Mexico City and sparked a thousand stories of indescribable pain and unbelievable courage.

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Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad)

Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad)

What's for Dinner Moms?

So, you may read this recipe and think I have completely lost my mind. Mayonaisse and jalepenos in a corn salad? Yes, this was delicious. My kids gave me the cross-eyed look when I served it to them but once they tried it they were shocked at how much they really liked it. It also pairs perfectly with the empanadas that we made the other night.


The salty taste of the cheese with creaminess of the mayonaisse was delicious. The jalepenos added a bit of heat. Taste the salad as you go to make sure you like the amount of spices and spiciness. Leave the membrane in the pepper if you want it spicier or add more chili powder or a dash of cayene pepper.

If you do not have Cojita cheese you can substitute grated Parmesan cheese or a small amount of crumbled feta cheese. The salty taste…

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The Power of Mariachi Music

Unleashing My Inner Chingona

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The Torres household was not unlike other Latino households in that, we too, had to endure early Saturday mornings with the mariachi music going full blast.  But the difference in our house was that we might be hearing those rancheras on record, on the radio, in a JUKEBOX that was in our house for years, or with Mike Torres playing and singing live!  Our father is a lifetime mariachi and regularly rocks his charro suits.  This is my very favorite picture of his, happiest when singing with the mariachi.

So I’d be in that bed trying to will myself back to sleep, trying to close my eyes, trying not to think that, along with the music, that house cleaning wasn’t far behind.   Finally, I’d give in and wake up, laying there hearing the sounds of the house, the smell of breakfast cooking, knowing that in a few minutes…

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How To Cleanse Your Life And Crush The Bad Vibes (Updated)

How To Cleanse Your Life And Crush The Bad Vibes (Updated)

It’s moving day! I’m moving again in less than a year. Ugh. This is the post about Moving Day 2016. Will it be the same this year? Keep posted!

My Heart of Mexico

Last year, I had to make some major changes in my life, and let me tell you it was stressing as hell. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?

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15 Important Facts You Need To Know About Cinco De Mayo

15 Important Facts You Need To Know About Cinco De Mayo

My Heart of Mexico

Hola, amigos! It’s that time of year again when everyone goes crazy over sombreros, guacamole, and anything even remotely Mexican. You may think the entire country of Mexico also goes crazy on Cinco de Mayo, but there’s nothing farther from the truth. Although this isn’t a day for partying and dancing in Mexico, that doesn’t mean it’s not meaningful. Let me tell you all about it!

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Now this is an Easter Celebration

Nothing is ever boring in Mexico, including Easter!

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How do Mexicans and Expat US citizens celebrate Easter Sunday?

They burn a bunch of effigies of undesirables and Judas figures…. and for the finale they exploded this figure in a blue suit with bouffant hair.

The sign says: DONALD, pero no el pato (but not the duck). There was no doubt and the many US refugees in the crowd loved it as did the Mexican families. What a difference from sitting in Church for your Easter Sunday tradition.



A few got dressed up for the occasion!


Enjoy your chocolate eggs!

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Top 12 Places in Cancun and the Mayan Riviera, Mexico

If you’re planning a trip to Mexico, this is a must-read!

No Hay Bronca

Got a hankering for some time on a tropical beach? Deep blue sky, turquoise water, gentle waves and soft sand? A styrofoam cooler by your side, packed with sweating Coronas? Yeah, that sounds about right.


You can find nice beaches all over Mexico’s 5,800 miles of seashore, but when you picture paradise, you’re probably thinking of the Mayan Riviera, the 90-mile stretch of Caribbean coastline from Cancun in the north to Tulum in the south (and beyond to Punto Allen, by some estimations).

Cancun, the unofficial capital of the Mayan Riviera, is famous for all-inclusive luxury resorts, with all-day pool parties and all-you-can eat restaurants. Similar though larger resorts are all along the coast too, like fancy communities with private beaches and activities for all ages.

1 Cancun : Mexico

But, while the beach may be the big draw in the Mayan Riviera, those who venture out of the resorts (or stay elsewhere) can explore ancient Mayan…

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Celebrate The Most Mexican Of Holidays!

Celebrate The Most Mexican Of Holidays!

Today, Dec 12th, is Mexico’s most important religious holiday. It’s the feast day of the mother of our nation, our Lady of Guadalupe. Read her story here!

My Heart of Mexico

Hello, amigos! I’m writing this on December 12th,which it is the official start of the holiday season in Mexico. From this day on, it’s a marathon of parties, get-togethers, and reunions that don´t stop until January 6th. But more importantly, this day holds a special meaning for the entire nation. It’s the most Mexican of all holidays!

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All Souls Day in Mexico and Sugar Skull Tradition

Today is the end of the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico. I’ll bid farewell to this wonderful holiday by sharing with you a very interesting and detailed article about this colorful Mexican custom.

Costa Maya Mahahual

Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos in Spanish) is a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration of dead ancestors which occurs on November 1 and November 2, coinciding with the similar Roman Catholic celebrations of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. While it is primarily viewed as a Mexican holiday, it is also celebrated in communities in the United States with large populations of Mexican-Americans, and to a lesser extent elsewhere in Latin America. Despite the morbid subject matter, this holiday is celebrated joyfully, and though it occurs at the same time as Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day, the mood of The Day of the Dead is much lighter, with the emphasis on celebrating and honoring the lives of the deceased, rather than fearing evil or malevolent spirits. The origins of the celebration of The Day of the Dead in…

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The Best Life Advice You Will Ever Receive

The Best Life Advice You Will Ever Receive

As a final tribute to my sister Diana, I would like to share the very best lesson she taught me. I have taken it to heart, and I hope you will too.

Wonder Fabi

Hello, my dear readers. These last few days, my family and I had to go through some very tough days after my sister passed away. This was a terrible blow for us, but there’s  a valuable lesson of life and courage in it, too.

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