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Posted by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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Just wanted to say hello and give a short introduction about myself.  My name is Tanya and I have lived in Brooklyn, NY all my life.  Both of my parents are from Puerto Rico.  Although they were born there they came to the USA at a very young age and assimilated to the American culture.  Unfortunately, in my house we didn't speak spanish.  The only Spanish that was spoken was when I went to Abuela's house.  I have to tell you I was fluent when I was younger, but since the passing of Abuela I do not speak spanish well.  I understand it, but when I open my mouth I sound like a Gringa.  Don't know if I spelled that right!lol

Anyway, I been married for 23yrs to a Puerto Rican man who speaks a little spanish.  I have a special needs son with autism and so learning one language was hard enough imagine trying to learn another?

I am a special education teacher at a middle school.  I love teaching and right now I am enjoying my vacation.  I have written several books in the Christian circles.  I love crafts such as crochet, paper quilling and scrapbooking and love photography.  Writing is a passion of mine.  My husband and I are both pastors and tomorrow I go to Mexico on a missions trip. 

I am proud of being a Latina.  Although at times I am mistaken for a Arab or Egyptian woman.  I didn't understand this, because if you look at me you know that I am Latina.  Funny thing is that my ancestors may have come from Egypt.  I went to Egypt in 2009 on a Missions trip and OMG I did look like them and they looked like me.  It's a small world.


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by Ing-Pura Latina on Jul. 8, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Welcome, Tanya!! Be careful when you go to Mexico.

by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 12:21 PM

 Hi Tanya and welcome. My name is Elle. I am a SAHM of 3 boys ages 20, 17 and 6. I am also the parent of a Special Needs child, as my youngest has C-ACC.

I am of Spanish and Mexican descent born here in the USA. My spanish is limited as well, especially since I lived in Europe as a child and had to learn languages there, of which those are limited

I have a general interest in photography but am not very good at it, but I do love to scrapbook and I make personalized greeting cards and paper goods such as invitations, programs etc... for special occasions and events.

Welcome again, I hope you enjoy it here. There are some amazing women that post in ML.

by Lluvia-Mexicana on Jul. 8, 2011 at 12:22 PM
Welcome to the group, Tanya!!
And yes, like Ingrid said, be careful in Mexico!
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by Kimberly-US/Mex on Jul. 8, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Welcome to Mamas Latinas. Wow a mission trip to MExico sounds awesome, have fun and be safe :)

by Christine-Arizona on Jul. 8, 2011 at 12:29 PM

 hello and welcome!

by Marlene-Cubantina on Jul. 8, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Welcome (Bienvenida) lol just a little help in learning lol! Its a pleasure to have you in our group! You will enjoy yourself. Feel free to chat with all of us we are happy you joined. My name is Marlene & im a working Mom of 3yr old DD and I have older children (well adults lol) my DS are 19 and 21yrs old

by Ana-Mexicana on Jul. 8, 2011 at 2:49 PM
Hi welcome to the group!My name is Ana I'm a married sahm my kids are 8,6yrs old and I have a 9 month old baby.

My mom goes to Missionaries in Mexico all the time. Have fun and stay safe. What books have you written? If you don't mind me asking.
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by Irene-Mexicana on Jul. 8, 2011 at 3:14 PM

hello and welcome to the group

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