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Parenting Tip: In the event your child eats a Jalapeño have them immediately drink some milk. Water won’t do anything to cure the heat but milk will bring it under control.
As I mentioned in a previous post, my friends at Sprint sent me their new Samsung Replenish smartphone, the first eco-friendly Samsung device powered by Android, to test out. I took this phone with me to the soccer CONCACF Copa de Oro doubleheader and have been trying it out since. The first thing I loved about the phone was the touch screen, which made it extremely easy to navigate through the various apps. I used Hootsuite and Twitter to tweet through out the game and found it very easy to type in my tweets while in a rush. I think those who have trouble typing using touchscreen keyboards will really love the keyboard that comes with the phone; it gives you the ability to experience touchscreen while you’re playing games, searching for apps, or browsing the internet, yet allows you to use a regular keyboard from composing messages.
The menu was easy to navigate. I had the option of touching the “HOME” graphic on the main screen or pressing the phone key on the keyboard pad if I preferred.
Making it even easier for me to navigate my phone was that it arrived pre-configured with Sprint’s exclusive Lo2Yo Futbol and Green Sprint ID pack. This means I had all the tools needed to tweet during the game using the hashtag #CopaOro2011, already programmed, as well as access to live streaming of full-length tournament games, alerts for the results and schedule, access to the photo gallery and real-time sports news updates, soccer themed wallpapers, video on-demand with goals, highlights and more. Basically making this phone a soccer fan’s dream.
Tell us about PapaHeroes and the concept behind it.
Many months ago a conversation with a good friend of mine and ex colleague in the IT Security Field, Guillermo Trillo identified the lack of information for parents regarding online privacy and IT security issues. At that moment I decided to do my research and I was not able to find many blogs that would touch upon that aspect from a parenting perspective. I reached out to my good friend Rick Lipsett to create a logo and if he was interested in collaborating with this idea. He quickly said yes and decided he was going to partner with me on this awesome experiment.
This site was mainly inspired by focusing on the risks technology can bring to children. Does this mean all stories will be related to internet safety?
We really want to provide resources from many perspectives although the main theme will be security we have Rick who is very artistic and will be providing insight on how Art can help kids and their parents to become better human beings while safeguarding them. (more…)
In all the craziness of Father’s Day Week last week I almost forgot to thank Pampers for honoring me as one of “South Florida’s Most Influential Dads”. Pampers held a very classy, luau-style dinner for me and about 15 other dads that ranged from lawyers (more…)
One of the few things I sincerely love about Twitter are hashtags. The world of Twitter has hashtags for nearly every hobby, cause and calamity in the world so today I want to announce the launch of a hashtag that will be for anyone that wants to tweet content, links, thoughts or statements that may directly appeal to Latino fathers.
The hashtag I will strongly support through (more…)
In my Latino world, it’s universally understood that from the time we’re born, our lives will revolve around mama. Oh papi matters too, sure – sorta, maybe, sometimes – but mama? Well, in general, mama is our Goddess, lo maximo y los mãs profundo de nuestra vida. (Mama is the max and the most profound part of our life).
EXPECTATIONS ARE ALL ON MAMA
My culture’s reverence for mom stems from the universal influence of Catholicism in Latin America. For centuries Mary, earthly mother of Jesus or heavenly mother of God, (depending on your beliefs) has been the archetype by which most Latina moms are measured and measure up, even when they don’t intend to.
This has not been bad for us but the flip side is that Latino fathers don’t influence families and children as much as I think they should. In some ways I even think it’s unfair to Latina moms because they shoulder a bigger responsibility (the hard part of the cultural reverence they get) and it also sets men up to not be as accountable as they ought to be as fathers. (more…)
Hey friends and familia, tomorrow is Father’s Day and PapiBlogger is very blessed to say he will appear on Univision’s national TV show “Desayuno Alegre” for an in-studio interview about being a Latino father. My daughter Briani and I were on hand to discuss last year’s family road trip and to give everyone a preview of the epic road trip that we will be on this summer as we journey from Miami to Alaska!
Today our “Keeping it Real” post is on TUN TUN TUN TUN TAHHHH… Fox News Latino!
“Sometimes I Think I’m Wearing a Skirt” details what it’s really like to be the first – still only – Latino father blogger in the United States.
And yes, you’ll learn why I’m wearing a skirt! so please: GO CHECK IT OUT!
As I continue my weeklong focus on Father’s Day, I wanted to take the time to introduce you to Miguel, 33, a Latino dad who in my opinion is two times a hero: Miguel’s both a U.S. soldier and a single parent to four children.
A divorcee, Miguel was born in Mexico City and raised in Waco, Texas. He has two boys and two girls: Miguel, JR. (14), Brooke (12), Nicholas (10) and Kimberly (7). When he’s not on father duty, Miguel is a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, where he’s served for over 15 years. Miguel and his children live in Beaufort, South Carolina where he is stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC as the Navy’s senior enlisted leader and supply chief for over 125 Marines and sailors. As if the battlefields of parenting life and the military weren’t enough, Miguel is also currently pursuing an MBA via Texas A&M University-Commerce’s distance learning program.
PapiBlogger: What circumstances led you to become a single father?
I became a single father in August of 2008. I had recently transferred from the USS George Washington after completing a small deployment in South America. (more…)