I'm a Colombian born, Miami raised, living in NYC mami to a 4 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 product designer 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, a podcast, 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!
And speaking of products, don't forget to check out our Freebies!
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 & Zumba keep 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.
Since becoming a mom I knew I wanted to pass on my Hispanic Heritage and traditions to los bodoques. Growing up Latina, Mamá would take me to el Mercado de Portales to buy all the stuff for the altar. While some of the pieces could be re-used over the years, it was always fun to go on the hunt for new pieces, and of course pick some new papel picado, sugar and chocolate skulls (that you can eat after), and the fresh zempasúchitl (marigold flowers).
I started putting up my own altar in the US when I was pregnant with my first one. It suddenly hit me, Día de Muertos was coming and if I did not celebrate it and make it a tradition, no one would...
When I came to the US almost 12 years ago, I was first exposed to Hispanic Heritage Month. Being from Mexic, September is already a fiesta as we celebrate our Independence Day.
For us, it is very important to expose our children to the celebrations both in the US and Mexico, so I set to get some ideas on how to explain to them what Hispanic Heritage Month is and how Hispanics have contributed in shaping our country, and of course, storytime is one of the best ways to do so.
Hispanic Heritage Month is here and certainly not how we expected. The days of attending parades, large patriotic fiestas, or festivals are gone...for now. However, that shouldn't be an excuse to not expose children to the many different countries and cultures with rich history.
I know we're all overloaded with information, to dos, and frankly, who wants another item on their to do list? Lucky for you, I found some great events and exhibitions that can help you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, right in the comfort of your home, virtually.
I don't want you to choose the wrong size when you order online. I know I hate returning things! To make it easier for you, I created simple, easy-to-read size charts to help you find the right t-shirt size. Follow these 2 steps.
1) Measure these 2 points, A (Width) & B (Length) on your child's onesies, t-shirts, or on your best fitting t-shirt
2) Find the closest match and order indicated size.
Our baby onesies are made of 100% cotton. They are wider to accommodate growing babies.
|Width - A||Length - B|
|0-6 Months||8 1/2"||13 3/4"|
|6-12 Months||9 1/4"||14 1/4"|
|12-18 Months||9 3/4"||
|10 1/4"||16 1/4"|
Our toddler t-shirts are made of 100% cotton. They accommodate most toddlers 2-4 Years of age.
|Width - A||Length - B|
|2-4 Years||11 3/4""||16 3/4"|
Our child and youth t-shirts are made of 100% cotton. They accommodate most kids 6-14 Years of age. If you are a petite small woman you may consider the 14-16 years Size t-shirt.
|Width - A||Length - B|
|6 - 8 Years||13"||18 1/2"|
|10 - 12 Years||15"||20"|
|14 - 16 Years||16 3/4"||
Our Junior Girls t-shirts are made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex. They are very form fitting and stretchy. They accommodate teens or women looking for a snug t-shirt fit.
|Width - A||Length - B||Waist|
|L||15 1/2"||25 3/4"||13 1/2"|
Our soft unisex t-shirts are made of 100% cotton. They work for both men and women. Great if you want a looser, more relaxed fit.
|Width - A||Length - B|
|M||19 1/4"||28 1/4"|
|21 1/2"||31 3/4"|
Not the right size after all? No worries, you can return and exchange it for the right size. Check out our return policy for more details.