Chantilly Patiño is a creative entrepreneur, web designer, work-at-home mom and blogger at chantillypatino.com. She is also the founder and publisher of Multicultural Familia and Bicultural Familia. Chantilly is an activist for social change and writes avidly about mompreneurship, feminism, racism, and multicultural life. Connect with her on Twitter @chantillypatino.
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April 1, 2016
This post first appeared on Facebook. It's 10pm. The babies are in bed and I'm trying to get some work done. I've noticed I haven't shared much personal on Facebook lately. Trying to share more other than articles I've read and honestly, I wanted to bring something up that I've been thinking about for a while. It's hard as hell to be a mom and work. Just in general...it's hard. And when I say that, I'm not JUST talking about the day to day...but also about RISING. Getting ahead. Moving beyond the everyday grind of trading hours for dollars. I see so many women who are developing products,...
September 20, 2013
This post first appeared on bicuturalfamilia.com. I grew up on Food Stamps. As a child, that's all I knew. Well, that, and the long lines we waited in for cheese, butter and powdered milk at the end of the month when food ran out. Or the glare looks from men and women in the grocery lines as my mother reached for her book of Food Stamps. As I got older, I learned to be embarrassed about our situation. I dreaded those eyes...all the people watching, and the comments my mom got for being a mother to four children and poor. I've talked before about how these types of situations created self-...