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Most Popular Stories About Family

  • Surviving Cancer with a SmileJune 20, 2013, 9:16 pm

    By Patricia A. González-Portillo For Maegen Trujillo, leukemia was the beginning, not end of her journey The diagnosis was hard enough, but for Maegen Trujillo, cancer was the beginning, not the end of her journey. “There were times when I wanted to give up because everything was so unbearable but I couldn’t I was just [...]

  • Making A Difference – Thousands Benefit from Free, No Cost Dental CareMarch 27, 2013, 8:00 pm

    Throughout the month of March over 2000 people in Southern California have received absolutely free dental care services, absolutely. For the 7th year in a row California Dental Group has made a very positive difference in the community by hosting Free Emergency Dental Care Days as part of their growing annual effort to serve those [...]

  • Penny MendozaPenny Marie MendozaJanuary 15, 2013, 10:22 pm

    It’s extremely ironic how just a few short days after I accepted a Special Recognition Award from the American Cancer Society on behalf of Mariposa Magazine, Penny Mendoza, my sister-in-law, died after a 5 year battle with carcinoid cancer.  Penny was 49 and she left behind my brother and their 3 children all of whom [...]

  • Valley Community ClinicValley Community Clinic’s Medical Home Begins before BirthOctober 31, 2012, 8:59 pm

    A great post from Regina Zeinali, Corporate and Media Relations, Valley Community Clinic, one of our marketing partners. VCC is a private non-profit 501 (c)(3) that provides high quality, culturally sensitive primary medical care and related healthcare services to those in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Valley Community Clinic’s Medical Home Begins before Birth. The [...]

  • Angela, my motherMy Mother’s Last LessonSeptember 21, 2012, 9:43 pm

    My father had suddenly died just 1-1/2 years earlier so when my mother, Angela, was diagnosed with colon cancer and died 30 days later, I was in disbelief. I was 28 years old and my personal life was in disarray.My 15 year marriage was falling apart; I had four young children and I was undergoing [...]

  • AlexSpecial Needs Child – A & B Side of the StorySeptember 20, 2012, 10:24 pm

    The “A” Side of the Story: As Hispanics our love of and commitment to family is unsurpassed. This is the story of my family’s experience with my very special brother, Alejandro, or Alex as we called him. Alex passed away in early 2009 at the age of 52. His life forced my family to deal [...]

  • young childSocial Milestones for ChildrenAugust 24, 2012, 9:41 pm

    There are many milestones that we are so proud of our kids achieving! When they first walk, talk and eat on their own.  But what about their social skills?  What should our children be doing by the time they reach pre-school? As always the following milestones are not achieved by all children at the same [...]

  • Recognizing Teen Stress and Drug UseAugust 22, 2012, 11:11 pm

    As much as I’d like to make a crack about parental stress being caused by teenagers.  The reality is that our kids face many  pressures that we are often not aware of.  Many times this can lead to involvement with drugs and alcohol.  The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry says that the average age for children [...]


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