I'm the Assistant Managing Editor at Mamás Latinas and I'm a new mamá! I was born in Medellín, Colombia and came to the U.S. when I was 7 years old. These days, I'm immersed in all things baby, including 5 how-to books I'm trying to read simultaneously, but you'll usually find me reading every magazine imaginable and trying to catch up with my DVR. I was previously the Managing Editor for Latina magazine, where I worked for almost 12 years. I live in the N.Y.C. area with my amazing husband and our son, who is almost a toddler and getting more active every day...I know I'm Latina when...
I speak in English to my son, and then immediately tell him the same thing in Spanish.
Yuliana's Latest Posts
It's almost Mother's Day! And while most of us don't have fans like those famous celeb mamis we all admire, our kids definitely see us as their number one stars!
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There are so many things about my life and myself that I have to thank my mom for. I'm sure we all do. Today, as I think about Mother's Day coming up, I'm thankful for her strength and her support, which continues even through today as she's helping me raise my little guy, Sebastian, watching him while my husband and I are at work. I could not ask for a better, more loving caregiver.
But I realized that what I am most thankful to my mom for is for having the courage to rip me away from everything I knew when I was just 7 years old, tearing me away from friends, family, my awesome abuelos, my school, my life, just so we could come to a new place to--as she told me--"have a better life." Sound strange right? It did to me too when I was 7 and completely happy with my kid life. But let me explain.Continue Reading >
I still can't believe it, but my baby is turning 1 year old! He has grown up so fast, and before we knew it, my husband and I realized that we needed LOTS of items to prep for his next year of life. This is a whole new stage of his life, and even though I can totally relate to the dad who started the "Why my son is crying" Tumblr (no seriously, don't let the photo decieve you, he cries about EVERYTHING these days!) I'm really looking forward to the toddler phase.Continue Reading >
Right now, I have to come clean and admit that I often completely tune my husband out. This happens especially when he's talking about money--either our home's finances, our joint finances, or (the conversations that almost always cause me to blankly stare into space) his own adventures with the stock market. I can kind of get away with it sometimes by tuning back right at the last moments as he's finishing, and then responding somewhat coherently (which he's starting to notice--damn it!). I know. I'm terrible!
(Amorcito, if you're reading this, it's blank after the jump, okay?)
Mun2 today aired a one-hour bilingual special the week before the premiere of the third and final season of their hit series I Love Jenni, about the life of late Diva de la Banda Jenni Rivera and her boisterous and very Latino family. The special We Love Jenni was a tribute to the late singer, who passed away this past December 9.
While no secrets were revealed or nothing new was uncovered, the preview featured some huge stars, both from the world of Banda and regional Mexican, like Chino XL, Horoscopos de Durango, and Tucanes de Tijuana, and beyond, like Snoop Dogg (now Snoop Lion), Edward James Olmos, Thalia, and Carson Daly. What became clear is that not only was Jenni taken away from us way too soon, but her star and her talent was bigger than Banda itself. "She was a coveted icon," the icon himself, Edward James Olmos (who at many times fought back tears), says at the very beginning. "What she meant to Latinos was overwhelming."