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Why I Choose to be a Momtreprenuer

Ana Guajardo

Why I Choose to be a Momtreprenuer

It’s a pretty well known fact that our country is one of the worst when it comes to taking care of new families by providing paid family leave and even though California is better than other states, for people like me who work under contracts and own my own business it’s no different if I’m in LA or NYC, to put it simply if I don’t work I don’t make money. The bright side to this however is that I have ways to make a living at home, so I consider it a plus that I don’t have a 6-12...


Our Visit to Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time at LACMA

Ana Guajardo

Our Visit to Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time at LACMA

I am a huge Diego Rivera fan, I have seen his work in his childhood home turned museum in Guanajuato, Mexico, as well as in Mexico City, San Francisco and most recently at the Detroit Museum of Art. So I was so excited that so many more of his works were coming to my hometown in the exhibition Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time, on view now through May 7, 2017 at the L.A. County Art Museum of Art (LACMA). Of course I am also a Picasso lover, but I honestly never considered his connection to Diego Rivera until I...


Supporting Small Businesses Can Change Someone's Life

Ana Guajardo

Tags inspiration, self help, shop small, small business, women business

Supporting Small Businesses Can Change Someone's Life

  Los Switcheros, my first crafty business circa 2001 Many people know me as Cha Cha Covers or "Cha Cha," but I used to be known as "La Switchera," famous for making little light switch covers with cultural images inspired by the art and beauty of being Chicana and Mexicana. I started Los Switcheros when I was twenty-four years old living in New Mexico while I was attending the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. I was working part time at a very cool independent pop culture wares shop called the "In Crowd," on a main drag of town and...


Welcoming Spring

Ana Guajardo

Welcoming Spring

Lately, and especially having young children, it seems like life speeds up and the seasons cycle through rapidly- life is on a treadmill you can't stop. March 20th marked the first day of Spring and here we are again, at this beautiful juncture it seems anything possible can bloom again. For me this feels like the new year is beginning-more so than wintery January, a time to "spring clean" life and harness the energy of a sprout breaking through the soil to grow and transform. I don't know about you but I have some things I hold on to that I know...


Welcome Baby Lourdes

Welcome Baby Lourdes

 My mom made this Guadalupe blanket for my daughter Fatimah when she was a baby- it's one of the few things I saved from her days as a baby that I can use for baby Lourdes- who was born exactly 9 years later- my mom makes the best blankets and burp cloths I've ever used, if you ever wondered where I get my craftiness from, it's from my mother and my grandmother who keep their hands busy making beautiful things.   I'm so excited to welcome our new baby, who arrived just in time to crash her sister's birthday on July 10th....

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