Girl Rising: I am Change

13 girls under 18 were married in the last 30 seconds. 38 thousand will be married today. 14 million will be married this year. These are just some of the statistics I heard during the screening of “Girl Rising” yesterday. The screening is part of the Houston Library’s World Café forum aimed at highlighting global … Continue reading Girl Rising: I am Change

#NaPhoPoMo 2013 Day 23: Lunch alone

Today I had lunch by myself.  This is a rarity for me nowadays. I used to do this all the time. Times have changed.  When you are a parent eating becomes a rushed activity even more so when you are doing the single parent thing.  I love eating with my little guy but I also … Continue reading #NaPhoPoMo 2013 Day 23: Lunch alone

#naphopomo 2013, Day 17: Dinner en nuestro hogar

Tonight Gael and I hosted a dinner for a small group of friends at home. This was a first for me. I've never really had more than one friend come over for dinner. It was really nice. It's was our usual sunday breakfast bunch- Rafa, Pau and Ale. I managed to cook a pretty decent meal … Continue reading #naphopomo 2013, Day 17: Dinner en nuestro hogar

#naphopomo 2013, Day 16: Meet Mike

I met Mike Segal this morning during a visit at Ben Taub Hospital with my Mom. He came into the waiting area and said, "at 11am I'm going to have a support group in this room. I would like to tell you my story." My initial thought was, "oh great, what's this guy going to … Continue reading #naphopomo 2013, Day 16: Meet Mike

#naphopomo 2013, Day 15: Out of the ordinary

Today I decided to do something out of the ordinary  while Gael spent time with Dad. I took a dance class for the first time in a very long time. If you know me well, you know I love to dance. I wanted to be a dancer when I grew up... I still do! The … Continue reading #naphopomo 2013, Day 15: Out of the ordinary

#naphopomo 2013, Day 14: The art of design

I'm always impressed with people that are able to create beauty with their hands. Tonight I attended the Taste of the Texans event where HCC had a booth displaying design work by one of the professors along with delicious sweets. The photos below show you a before and after.  It was great watching the designer … Continue reading #naphopomo 2013, Day 14: The art of design

#naphopomo 2013, Day 13: Domingos con Tota

 Gael gets excited when we visit Tota on sundays. She tries to sing to him and he just stares. I love watching them interact because I never thought she would get to see one of my kids. She used to say, "You need to hurry up and have a baby before I die." She got … Continue reading #naphopomo 2013, Day 13: Domingos con Tota