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Cubans Don’t Know Tacos & Other Misconceptions in Hispanic Food

Hispanic Food

One of the most important components of culture is food. When we think of Italians, we think of pizza and pasta. When we think of Greeks, we think of gyros or hummus. What  food comes to mind when you think of Cubans? Please don’t say tacos. There are misconceptions in Hispanic food. Hispanics may all [...]

The Hispanic Caregiver – A Real Story and Honest Resources

Comfort Care Plus

Dictionary.com defines a caregiver as a person who cares for someone who is sick or disabled. My mother, a 60-something Hispanic, is what the The State of the Hispanic Caregiver has deemed as most common caregiver in need. Hispanic caregivers, according to the report, are younger and more likely to experience stress than their Caucasian [...]

Spanish Disney Website for Bilingual Exposure

Disney Aja

My kids – like your kids, I’m sure – appreciate computer/iPad time. As a former educator and educational technology specialist, I really encourage applications and programs that provide learning opportunities. The new Spanish Disney website, Disney Ajá, makes a debut during Hispanic Heritage Month to provide kids with additional exposure to a second language, in a [...]

Moms Benefitting from Soybean Oil Recipes

Soybean Recipes

Open your pantry. Pull out the oil. What do you see? Your bottle of vegetable oil – the best oil for frying and the base to many Hispanic foods – is likely 100% soybean oil! This oil provides a hearty dose of vitamin E and omega-3s, which may help reduce blood pressure and prevent heart disease. [...]

Dr. Aroma Got It Right – Now Win a YEAR SUPPLY of GAIN!

Dr. Aroma

A load a day. That’s what I’m averaging. Laundry can be a headache. It just never, ever seems to be done. However, at the end, the basket of clean smelling clothing is so worth it. But what is “clean smelling? It can mean so different to many people. In actuality a recent study has shown [...]

Multi-Cultural Upbringing Makes Me Orgullosa

Orgullosa Girls

I am 100% Hispanic, born to two Cuban immigrants. I am married to a predominantly Italian-American, who carries an Irish last name. He is 2nd generation Italian through one grandparent, and 3rd generation through two other grandparents. Both our families maintained cultural traditions as we were raised. We ate customary foods, sang traditional songs and [...]

I have Mom Guilt and it’s Okay

Sipping Frozen Mojito

A weekend away – without the family – is quite relaxing. But, there is a truckload of Mom Guilt that comes with it. Being okay that you missed the soccer game, the classmate’s water park birthday party or your oldest’s 1st tooth fall out is tough. In the last 3 months I’ve been away quite [...]

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My Loves!

Welcome to SmartyPantsMama.com! So happy to have you here! Want to know a little bit about me? Of course you do! I am a Hispanic mom to two beautiful girls, aged 7 and 3 and the wife to a very supportive husband, Tom. I have been sharing  “been there, done that” advice with friends and family FOREVER! I’m [...]

Cuban Black Beans Recipe

Cuban Black Beans Recipe

This Cuban Black Beans recipe is an easy and delicious dish. I make it about once a month. My munchkin is a super slow chewer so I have tried to find other, less chewing needed, sources of protein. Beans have been a hit. On the side, I am a 1st generation Cuban-American, so this recipe [...]