Mujeres Latinas: We share many fabulous traits; we are smart, sexy,vibrant and committed to our families. We are amazing woman who proudly embrace our roots and we are not only defined by our culture. But, also our self confidence, achievements and our values.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chocolate pumkin bread made easy.. No eggs involved!

 Hola Chicas!

I have been so busy and everynight I decided to blog... My eyes would shut down.  Today, I baked this for dinner and I wanted to share this with you gorgeous ladies.  I used no egg, no oil and no water.  I spent a grand total of $2.01.
You will need:
- 1 can of pumkin feeling
-1 box of chocolate cake mix
- Optional- Pumkin spice powder
-Some Pan spray to make sure the cupcakes to stick
Simply mix them together with no water or oil.  It will become a pasty dough. Set the overn for 350. Put them in the oven for 20 minutes or until they are ready.
My family loved them.. They were yummy! 

Talk to you ladies later..... Besos y abrazos!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

La gente Latina and the healthcare reality! Great information!

Hola Mujeres!

I currently work with a great company that assists patients with no insurance. Patients that come into the hospital with major health issues.  60 percent of these patients are latinos with little or no income.  Hard working people that can't afford the expensive health insurance. We help patients qualify for different goverment programs.  The hospital it's in an area, where most latinos reside in Utah.  Therefore, we deal with the Latino community. Most of the patients are shy and speak little English.  You should see their faces full of fear.  They fear to ask for help.  When they realize I speak Spanish... Their faces change and find some type of hope.  They will always come back to me and ask for help even if it's not related to their case.  So, every morning, as I leave my comfy bed to go to work... I think what a blessing it is to be able to help someone. To make a difference in somone's life! That pushes me to get up and go.  I am so thankful for that.  

Today, I found these true facts:
1.A significant number of the Latino population in the United States lacks access to health care. This number, in fact, makes up 25 percent of the nation's uninsured.
2.Uninsured Latina women with breast cancer are 2.3 times more likely to be diagnosed at a larger stage, making it less treatable. Uninsured Latino men with prostate cancer are 3.75 more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage, making it less treatable.
3.The hospitalization rate for diabetes-related amputations among Latinos increased from 63 admissions per 100,000 people in 2001 to nearly 80 admissions per 100,000 people in 2004. **
4.Only about 49 percent of Latinos who are not comfortable speaking English have a regular source of health care, such as a family doctor or community health clinic, compared to 63 percent of Latinos who speak English proficiently.
Check out the organization that provided that information and the great work they do:

So, I ask if you ever see anyone that is probably needing help translating or looks confused at the hospital or doctor's office.  It could your abuelita or your tia.  Please, stop and take the time to help them find the answer or find what they are looking for.  It is a little thing you could do and it will make a difference.  Don't ignore it...  Thank you!

Muchos abrazos y besos!


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Who will remember what your kid's favorite food was when they were 4 yrs old?

Hola queridas!

I hope all is well with you ladies!  I apologize, but I have not been blogging.... Grecias started 1st grade and it has been a busy couple of weeks.  So, you see the pic of my Bautista above.  I am going to do this every year for both of my kiddos.  This is a great way of keep track of their favorite things as they grow up and see their changes.  I will make a little book for each one and give it to them when they 18 yrs old.  I am thinking they will probably allow me to do this until they are teens.  Right? I hope you ladies like this idea and perhaps give it a try! Check out Grecia....
¡Espero que se encuentren bien! Me disculpo, pero yo no he estado blogueando. ... Grecia comenzó primer grado y ha sido unas semanitas muy ocupadas. Bueno, ven la foto de mi Bautista arriba. Haré esto todos los años para ambos de mis niños. Sera una manera de  recordar las cosas favoritas de mis hijo, como crecen y ven sus cambios. Haré un libro pequeño para cada uno y se lo daré a ellos cuando tengan 18 años . Pienso que ellos probablemente me permitirán hacer esto hasta elos quieran... Pero you lo seguire haciendo. Espero que les guste esta idea y quiza lo traten!
Vean la foto de Grecia: