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Maura Hernandez

Editor @momdotme. Mentor @TheOpEdProject. Ex-@ChicagoTribune. Chicagoan living in LA. I blog about food/travel + make pretty stuff on Etsy.

Mom Shares Horrifying Photos of Baby With Chickenpox

Nearly 300 Pregnant Women in the US Likely Have Zika Virus — If you're pregnant, trying to get pregnant or even thinking about trying to get pregnant, you really can't bury your head in the sand when it comes to Zika virus at this point, says the CDC. In April, the CDC said we should be more worried about Zika than we initially thought-and they weren't joking.

Kendra Wilkinson Shows Off Stretch Marks on Instagram — Although Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett posts plenty of gym selfies and cleavage shots on her Instagram account, she also occasionally drops some real #momlife moments too. For Mother's Day, she posted a photo that's about as real as it gets-a photo of what her belly really looks like after two babies.

Little Girl Touches Hearts With Letter to Pope Francis — Sophie Cruz, a 5-year-old from Los Angeles, whose parents are undocumented immigrants, touched hearts Wednesday when she was lifted over a barricade and carried by security guards to greet Pope Francis as his motorcade slowed as he passed by the National Mall where thousands gathered along the streets to see him.

Bilingual News Anchor Blows Everyone Away With Her Diplomacy Skills — Vanessa Ruiz, a news anchor who recently joined Phoenix's NBC affiliate, 12 News, took to the air this week to address viewers after some criticized her on social media channels about her pronunciation of Spanish words.

The Other Side of the Tortilla — This post is part of a compensated campaign in collaboration with Hunt's and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions and the recipe are my own. There are a few key ingredients to this recipe that help you get it on the table quickly: Store-bought rotisserie chicken, tomato sauce and canned diced tomatoes.

Who celebrates Day of the Dead in the United States? — According to a study released in 2012 by the Pew Hispanic Center about Hispanic origin profiles of those living in the United States (whether U.S. born or foreign born), people with Mexican ancestry or who are Mexican by birth make up nearly 65 percent of all Hispanics in the U.S.

Get my FREE Brunch With Mom recipe ebook for Mother’s Day — I'm excited to share that I've co-authored a bilingual recipe ebook, "Brunch With Mom," that has 11 awesome brunch recipes for Mother's Day by me and five other food writers. You don't want to miss out on this cookbook full of drool-worthy photos and easy directions to make the perfect brunch!

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