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Denise Cortes
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Attended California State University, Los Angeles
Lives in Riverside, CA
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Best night ever! L.A Dodgers and Cacique for the #CaciqueDoubleHeader   #goautentico   #SoCu   #ad  
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Cacique and Society Culinaria. All thoughts are my own. The moment I hear Vin Scully announcing a play-by-play for the Los Angeles Dodgers, I am transported to my childhood. Whenever I ventured out of my bedroom as a young girl — where I would be doodling on my drafting table, headphones strapped to my ears — my stepdad (Papa) could usually be found sitting on the sofa and watching a Dodg...
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My succulents need pots so why not paint them? #diy   #home  
Succulents are my jam. The only green plant I can’t seem to kill. Beyond their penchant for survival, they are beautiful to look at. Plump, lovely organic shapes in all shades of green. I love how unique they grow. They make me so happy every time I see their juicy green bodies. I decided to spruce up a few terracotta pots that hold my beloved succulent plants — I have a ton since I propagate them regularly. This is one of those quick and easy di...
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You are doing better than you think, mama. #DoinGood   #DiMe  
Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media. Minute Maid will provide this prize. Minute Maid is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with the contest – and all opinions are my own. I hope my mother knows I don’t remember her shortcomings as a mother to four children nearly as much as her triumphs. You’re doin’ good, mama.  I was raised by a single mother. My siblings and I were the ...
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With Mother's Day upon us...thinking about my children and how motherhood has changed me into a much stronger person +mom.me +latinamom.me 
Pondering motherhood as a mom of six children
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Instead of praising Toya Graham (no judgment here--I would've done the same in her shoes), we should be questioning a system that forces us to beat our child to keep them out of harm's way. #parenting   #baltimoreriots   #momoftheyear   #policebrutality  
The sad reality is, this is exactly why people of color parent their kids the way they do. They fear for their child’s life and would rather step in and deal with them harshly rather than let them be killed on the streets. I feel you, Miss Toya Graham. Open up that can of whoop ass on your son. Better you than a fleet of aggressive, hot-headed police officers with steel-toed boots and batons that just see him as another hoodlum or thug. Today I a...
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Totally binge-watching all 50 episodes on +Netflix  #streamteam  
There are only a handful of TV shows that really mean something to me. Roseanne is one of those shows. This sarcastic, blue collar, chubby mom of three from the Midwest practically me everything I know about being a mom. The 90’s wouldn’t have been the same without the Connor family in my life. I know every single episode — I remember when Roseanne walked in on Becky and Darlene as they sat in their bedroom and were talked about kissing boys, I r...
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For the good, I really believe that. +BabyCenter 
As parents we put an unbelievable amount of pressure on ourselves because think we’re solely responsible for the way our children turn out in life. But, according to More the Merrier? How Having Lots of Siblings Shapes Your Personality, their siblings take a larger role in the type of people we become. It makes perfect sense.
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It's National Painting Week with +Sherwin-Williams and Sherwin-Williams Latino and I am celebrating by sharing the geometric wall in my home office. I love it! It's pretty rad, if I do say so myself. #SWPaintingWeek   #diy  
My home is filled with colorful walls and furniture and I love it. My home office, however, looked like it belonged in another home — it was plain and drab with wall to wall white. I tried my best to bring some sabor to the space by displaying some art but it still needed some major help. Inspired by geometric shapes and National Painting Week, which kicks off May 11, I decided to create some real wall art in the form of a geometric design using ...
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Using fabric that used to belong to my sons when they were little boys camping in Mexico. <3 #diy   #homedecor  
If you’re a sentimental mama like me, then you’ll love this simple diy: Mexican fabric pillows that I repurposed from serapes I bought my sons on a camping trip to Baja California. I have to tell you the story of these three serapes I’ve saved for the past nine years. They belonged to my three sons: Noah, Diego and Sol. We went camping on the beach in Ensenada one summer and I really wanted them to have those classic Mexican serapes (ponchos). Yo...
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A peek at what's coming next week! #SWPaintingWeek +Sherwin-Williams 
If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Snapchat, then you know I’ve been working on this really cool geometric mural in my home office in celebration of National Painting Week and Sherwin-Williams Latino. I’ll be sharing the full project next week, when National Painting Week kicks off May 11-16. Until then, feast your eyes on this. Get social with Sherwin-Williams Latino | Facebook | Twitter
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If you live in California and you're a parent, medical marijuana has made it that much harder to watch out for our kids. Here is my take on why I don't want my kids to be stoners. +latinamom.me +mom.me  #parenting   #teenagers   #marijuana   #pot   #medicalmarijuana  
The danger of teens and marijuana is real, so I had to confess my experience with the drug
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Making  your living space beautiful is an integral part of #wellness   #diy  
Making my home beautiful is an integral part of my wellness. Being creative with my living space also helps cultivate a peaceful atmosphere. I feel like I’ve been blogging every place but here, my own little piece of interweb heaven, my blog. When I do blog, I’m dropping mega-ton bombs on your head, opening up about marital struggles, life with teenagers (ugh), what I’ve been eating (and haven’t been eating) and giving up a life-long addiction to...
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Infusing art & culture into large family life.
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I'm a Latina blogger, writer and artist juggling a husband and six kids. I'm a Mexican folk art lover, Frida Kahlo obsessed, hardcore diy'er who writes about the adventures of surviving with a large family.
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Married 17 years | Gave birth to 6 kids | 4 of those were homebirths
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Content Creator & Editor at Pearmama.com | Blogger | Writer | Artist | Crafter
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