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MamásLatinas is all about content that engages, entertains and inspires bilingual and bicultural Latinas sharing a collective experience here in the USA.

We're right there with you (and in your social world) when it comes to what matters most: your family, tu vida latina + your inner self.

meet the team

I know I'm Latina when...

fashion, food and music to me have to be colorful, spicy and loud!

Editor-in-Chief

Johanna Torres

As Editor-in-Chief of MamásLatinas, I am most excited to be a part of a talented team that is vibrant with ideas. Having been raised (in Puerto Rico) as one of five children in a home that seemed to be always awake and in full motion, I'm your typical juggling mom of three amazing kids (ages 22, 20 and 14): after work every day and on weekends it's life on high gear doing the mom thing and carving a little "me time" whenever I can. I'm a hopeless romantic who enjoys photography, is crazy about shoes, and LOVES to travel!
I know I'm Latina when...

my children call me mami.

Content Lab Editor

Roxana Soto

I'm a Peruvian immigrant who moved to Miami at 14 after living in Argentina, Mexico and South Africa. I'm a bilingual, multimedia journalist with over 20 years experience. I'm the co-founder of SpanglishBaby, a site for parents raising bilingual and bicultural children, and the co-author of Bilingual is Better. But my most important role is that of mom of 2 kids whom my husband and I are raising between two worlds and with two languages.
I know I'm Latina when...

I crave chiles en nogada any time of the year!

Senior Editor

Tania Cháidez

Before MamásLatinas, I was the Senior Editor at People en Español and my multimedia journalism career has taken me from the digital world, to TV, radio, social media and press rooms. I'm a proud mexicana, positive by nature, blessed with an amazing family, profoundly happy and thankful to be able to live my Mami Aventuras with my little guys, 7-year-old Emilio and 6-year-old José Luis, and to have my Ivano, the most wonderful man in the world.
I know I'm Latina when...

everybody leaves the table and I want sobremesa

Social Media Editor

Ana Cristina Enríquez

I arrived to the United States from Mexico when I was selected for the Nieman Fellowship for Journalists at Harvard University in 2004. Since then, I have transitioned from print media to television and finally to the Internet, co-founding the digital content company Social Couturier, and starting my own blog, Mami Glammy. At 39, after I moved from New York to Miami, I became Cristina's mom, and later Guillermo's. By far the best project I have had in my whole life.
I know I'm Latina when...

I can literally eat tacos every day.

Staff Writer

Johanna Ferreira

I'm a Staff Writer at MamásLatinas and a proud Dominicana! I was born and raised in Queens, New York and currently live in Brooklyn. I graduated from Baruch College with a Journalism major and English Literature Minor in 2009, interned at various magazines like SELF, Latina, Popular Science and InStyle, and recently worked as the Associate Editor for Vivala.com
I know I'm Latina when...

I daydream about eating maduros at work.

Staff Writer

Sugey Palomares

I'm the Staff Writer of MamásLatinas for Cafemom. I have a strong passion for all things music, food, and Latino culture. My works have been featured in: Rhapsody, MTV, Huffington Post and Rolling Stone. My Cuban and Argentinean roots have inspired my love for creative writing and traveling. I am also a new mom to an amazing warrior baby named Lucio. I enjoy balancing work, life, play and motherhood with a guilt-free and self-loving heart.
I know I'm Latino when...

I say hi in the elevator and nobody answers me!

Staff Writer

Mateo Sancho

I started hosting my first radio show when I was 13 in the Spanish town where I grew up. After that, any excuse to communicate is all I need. I worked at Agencia Efe for 9 years, covering film and entertainment and traveling all over Europe, and in 2013, I moved to NYC. I've collaborated with Cadena Ser, El País, El Mundo and with Univision, but now I'm at MamásLatinas, honing my maternal instinct, where I've also discovered my true calling: mixing cooking with Snapchat.

contributors

I know I'm Latina when...

i wouldn't survive without at least one telenovela a day!

Alicia Civita

My life is a beautiful tapestry threaded with contradictions. My dad was the cook and nurturer. I was raised to be the professional woman I became (I've worked for companies of the caliber of The Wall Street Journal). Having children turned my world upside down. From manicures every week I became one of those moms that makes bread from scratch. It is not unusual for me to be taking notes from an interview while surrounded by piles of laundry waiting to be folded.
I know I'm Latina when...

It's 7pm and the only thing I want to speak is Spanish!

Enriqueta Lemoine

I like to say that I'm a writer who loves to cook and a cook who likes to write. I've lived in Caracas (where I was born and raised), Madrid, Geneva, New York and southern California. My two kids and I now call Miami home. Life for us is all about homework, basketball, my work, daily walks and swimming, and of course my cooking adventures and a newly found love for food and cocktails photography.
I know I'm Latino when...

I´m told I have an accent and that fills me with pride of my heritage!

Emilio López

After many years working in Spain and traveling all over Latin America, in 2008 I started my own version of the "American dream" as a passionate journalist and a rigorous editor in the Big Apple. I was born in Madrid, raised in Buenos Aires and now I am a "papi latino" of two amazing "gringo" kids, one from SoCA, the other from tha' Bronx. What else could I ask for?
I know I'm Latina when...

I need to wear loud nail polish for a pop of color.

Jenny Mero

Writing has been a longstanding passion. My career began as a reporter at Fortune Magazine, before I became an editor at Selecciones. These days I write for various websites and run my social media consulting company. I have a love-hate relationship with running, but managed to complete a half-marathon in decent time. I love to discover new places to eat and our family's travel often revolves around food and fitness. At home I love discovering ways to lighten up meals to keep myself and my family healthy.
I know I'm Latina when...

I hear a song, my feet move on their own.

Karina Suarez Fernandez

I'm Mexican, clinical psychologist by profession, with a Masters in psychotherapy and a passion for the study of the human mind. My daily work is something that goes beyond my office--it's a service mission. Although it never competes with my biggest source of inspiration: my family, who I love without bounds. My two kids, Sofia who is 7 and Diego who is 11, are my most important teachers.
I know I'm Latina when...

My family visits: They always come in large groups and take over my kitchen.

Carolina Valenti

I arrived in New York 10 years ago from Bogotá to study international relations, but I ended up married, with two incredible kids, two dogs with psychological problems, and, to top it all off, as a writer. After literally working doing everything--including waitress and bartender--I decided to become a full-time journalist. But I have never really stopped believing I'm a little bit of everything: dreamer, mom, failed actress, book writer ... in short: a woman.

columnists

I know I'm Latina when...

I spend hours watching telenovelas.

Adamari López

I love my job and I enjoy being in contact with those around me. Family is my priority and I have a special relationship with my dad. I miss my mom a lot, but I know she's right next to me every step I take. I'm excitedly awaiting the arrival of my first baby and looking forward to having this blessing in my arms. I love traveling, fashion, shoes and home decor, but I'm not very good in the kitchen.
I know I'm Latina when...

When my daughter wakes up and the first thing she says is: Bendición mamá".

Carolina Sandoval

I'm a hopeless romantic and a cry-baby, ironically total opposites of what my "La Venenosa" nickname suggests. My sensitive nature makes me keenly aware of any injustices around me. While I´m perseverant and focused, deep down I´m as emotional as can be. My favorite job (what I was born to do) is to be the mom of two beautiful girls, "my queen and my princess." I love what I do and would do it all over again.