I'm a Colombian born, Miami raised, living in NYC mami to a 3 year old. You can say I am a multi-passionate, hard working mama, doing my best to raise a decent human being that can speak Spanish! Keep scrolling for the rest.
I took a leap to start a subscription box business, Mi Legasi (pronounced Me Legacy) to empower Hispanic families to Connect with their Latino culture, Carry On traditions, enhance quality family time and bilingual learning and it didn't turn out so well! That's ok, todo pasa por una razón, everything happens for a reason and instead I found my voice in the process.
Now I'm taking my 20 years as a creative and my life as a mami on a mission to help Latina moms and multicultural families like mine through my own growth. Being a parent is hard work and trying to raise Spanish speaking children proud of their heritage in today's America is even harder! But we shouldn't have to feel alone.
Cute kid clothes are awesome, but we are not just another Latinx clothing brand with cute sayings. My mission is to empower you as a Latino or Multicultural parent. Help you with actual useful information: blogs, printables, or books recommendations that will help you raise bilingual kids who appreciate their heritage and if you happen to like the products, then great!
This is mi familia. My parents immigrated from Colombia to Miami in the 70's. While I was born in Colombia I grew up in Miami, among the Cubans and South Americans.
Growing up in Miami, I always felt LATINA first. While we celebrated our Colombian traditions and food...um hello arepas and pan de bonos, we adopted a love for Cuban coffee, pastelitos de guayaba, and congri and embraced the many Latin flavors and culture of the area. It was here where my journey as a fashion designer began.
It wasn't until I moved to Chicago to go to design school that I felt, for the first time in my life, more AMERICAN than Latina. Of course, the city was more ethnically diverse than Miami, I got exposed to Mexican & Puerto Rican food and culture, as well as Irish, Polish, and Italian.
It was in Chicago where I got my degree in fashion design with honors and a scholarship to study in London.
I met my rockstar Bulgarian prince after I moved to New York City to pursue my career in fashion. In the process I became an educator and costume designer.
5 years after our marriage we welcomed our daughter, Victoria, in 2015. I wanted her to grow up understanding what it meant to be Latina - to understand her heritage and grow up speaking Spanish. Mi Legasi was born. As a multicultural family, we embrace our Hispanic and European roots and now live in Brooklyn.
It has become my mission to empower and inspire you as a parent while keeping it real, because life is and perfection is not. Besides, madrehood is hard!
Empowering and helping Latina moms is at the forefront of my mission. That's where you come in.
Let's face it, everyone warned us that mamahood wasn't going to be easy, for me it changed my life. I take it one cafecito at a time. Having women, like a sister or friend, that support you in your madrehood journey is crucial.
If I can be your ongoing cheerleader that tells you, "You can do this, you're not alone, and yes it will pay off!"...then I am fulfilling my purpose here on Earth, to serve others.
- If I could eat any food & drink in the world for the rest of my life it would be tacos and cafecito.
- The best title I have is MOMpreneur. I'm a hard working mama but mija always comes first!...
- Yoga keeps me from going nuts.
- I love to travel. The most remote place I've been to is Middle Caicos, where I honeymooned.
- Growing up Hispanic my parents didn't believe in the tooth fairy but I still had a collection of teeth under my pillow. I'm still waiting for her!
- I used to teach fashion design, patternmaking, and sewing. Teaching what I've learned has always been food for my soul.
You'll receive a weekly email from me where I catch up with you, oh yeah, and you'll get a Free 20 page How to Raise a Bilingual Child Guide plus Free Shipping on your first order. It's the least that I can do.
Not into the email thing? I get it, so let's connect on Instagram @milegasi