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Parents Latina

Parents Latina

October/November 2020

Parents Latina helps you raise healthy, happy multicultural kids who are rooted in your family's heritage even as they shape America's future.

国家:
United States
语言:
English
出版商:
Meredith Corporation
出版周期:
Bimonthly
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what matters to us

What Matters to Us An estimated 32 million Latinos are eligible to vote this election, making us a force to contend with. Here, parents casting their presidential ballot for the first time tell us why they’re determined to make their voices heard. CHILD CARE 3 out of 10 low-income Latino households spend a third of their salary on child care. SOURCE: NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER ON HISPANIC CHILDREN & FAMILIES HEALTH INSURANCE “I moved to the U.S. from Mexico when I was 9 years old and lived without insurance for many years because of my immigration status, and my family couldn’t afford a private plan. Now that I have health care, it’s still difficult to keep up. A recent visit to the E.R. for my 5-year-old son cost over $2,500 out of pocket. It’s not right that…

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ages + stages

PERRO POWER According to a study from researchers at Uppsala University, in Sweden, preschool and school-age kids exposed to dogs as infants had up to a 13 percent reduction in asthma risk. All the more reason to bring a puppy home! —KIM CONTE BABY Q: Should I Worry If My Baby’s Skin Is Dry? A: No, but you may want to cut back on baths. “A newborn’s skin is thinner than your own, and it loses moisture much more quickly,” explains Katie Friedman, M.D., a pediatrician in Fort Lauderdale. Washing too often can remove natural oils and exacerbate dry skin. Bathe them no more than three times a week, and use a moisturizer that’s hypoallergenic two or three times a day. Most dry skin resolves on its own. However, eczema can affect infants, so…

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bring on the candy

TRICKS FOR TREATS Moms share their best strategies for parceling out Halloween sweets. “The ‘Switch Witch’ comes at night, takes all the goodies that my daughter, 5, and son, 2, collected and switches them for something special they’ve asked for, like a toy or game.”—Sandy Zanella Los Angeles, CA “The day after Halloween, my kids, ages 7 and 4, make ‘monster brownies.’ They choose which candies go into the batter, and we donate the rest.”—Ana Ontiveros Denton, TX “I save the candy and use it in birthday piñatas for my kids, ages 23, 13, and 5!”—Roxanne Gamez Henderson, NV PIÑATAS: COURTESY OF COMPANIES. CONFETTI: GETTY IMAGES. GIRL: FOTOSTORM/GETTY IMAGES.…

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meet the winners

Best in Skin CLEANSER bareMinerals Pureness Gel Cleanser ($22; ulta.com) has become a go-to for our mama testers: “It’s light and fresh, and leaves skin feeling soft.” SERUM “Bright, healthy, radiant”—a few words testers used to describe their skin, thanks to La Roche-Posay 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum ($40; drugstores). “I got a compliment right away!” one says. MOISTURIZER WITH SPF Aveeno Clear Complexion Sheer Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 ($14; drugstores) is “SPF for people who hate sunscreen.” It’s lightweight, sheer, and keeps skin protected. EYE CREAM Moms love the gel-cream texture of Cetaphil Deep Hydration Refreshing Eye Serum ($15; drugstores), but what really sold them is the squeeze tube. “It’s way easier than a jar,” they explain. NIGHT CREAM Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Night Moisturizer ($29; drugstores) is both effective and gentle: “I have sensitive skin but this doesn’t irritate…

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hometown heroes

"Taking care of those in need makes us all stronger." Foodie to the Rescue La Casita Pupuseria restaurants have been a hub in the greater Washington, D.C., area for Salvadorans ever since Iris Veronica Jimenez’s parents started the business in the 1980s. “Our community here is family,” says the mom of four, who manages the restaurants with her siblings. “We have one another’s backs.” When the quarantine began, Jimenez took care of that familia by doing what she does best—feeding them. Within the first two months, she donated 1,000 meals to people who were frontline workers, homeless, unemployed, or homebound. Her kids, ages 19, 13, 8, and 7, quickly became pros at packing up pupusas and rice and beans. “My children’s lives have totally shifted because of COVID-19,” Jimenez says. “But they’ve…

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melissa fumero is looking on the bright side

THE YEAR 2020 started off pretty great for Melissa Fumero. Her hit show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, was renewed for its eighth season. She and her husband, actor David Fumero, had just celebrated their 12-year wedding anniversary. Her 4-year-old son, Enzo, finally outgrew his temper tantrums and evolved into a sweet and giggly preschooler. And on Valentine’s Day, she gave birth to her second son, Axel, who happens to be one of those babies who just grins all the time. “Sometimes, he even smiles when he’s in the middle of crying,” says the Cuban-American actress. And then, the whole world changed. “With my first son, everyone came to visit. My mom stayed with us for three weeks, my mother-in-law for two. Our friends were over all the time, bringing us food. We had…