My Second Mother’s Day: Time with the familia

“A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother’s love endures through all” ~Washington Irving

First things first, I needed to get dressed. The weather here in California is never certain anymore. I wasn’t sure what to wear and what to bring just in case a dark cloud decided to follow me.

My details:

Maxi dress by FOREVER21

Skinny black braided belt by FOREVER21

Gladiator sandals by Kennith Cole Reaction

Anchor Bracelet by Betsey Johnson (not seen in the first few pictures)

Please excuse my pig pen, I always seem to make a huge mess when I get dressed hehe.

I need to seriously always keep my bf around so I have someone to take pictures of me, or invest in a tripod.

My Second mothers day

Jude has been in my life for almost 2 years (this August) and its been a blessing. I am so lucky to have been raised by such a strong woman. My mom was a single parent who raised 4 children on her own. Every holiday, including Fathers Day, we praised my mother. I was so scared when I found out that I was pregnant because I didn’t want the possibility of raising Jude alone. Now that it is a reality, I know that I have the ability of doing what my mom did. I know I am far from perfect…but I am doing and going to continue to do what I can and what is best for my son. I thank God every day for everything that I have, and for the ability to provide for my son on my own. Making a baby is easy…being a parent and actually raising a child is a whole other ball game. I am proud to say that I am a mother, and today is my day.

Alright Sonia, relax! Lol…*turns off the serious music*. Mothers Day we always get together and hang out. I made sure to bring some bubbles to keep the kids entertained for a while so us “big kids” could sit and enjoy each others company.

Since Jude is an only child, he gets so happy when he has a chance to play with his cousins.

(Tommy and Mikey)

I used to love running around in the backyard….its nice to see Jude making similar memories.

(Denise, Mikey, Tommy, and Emma)

Hes such a big boy!

PICTURE TIME!! I think it runs in the family, we all love to take pictures hahah.

My mothers boyfriend needs a few lessons on how to work a camera lol…that bright spot in the following picture is his finger!

(Lizzie -my brothers wife, Mom, Christina – my twin, and meh!)

As we get older, my sister and I have become super close…I LOVE YOU PISSY!!

Mama Dunka and Baby Dunka

A quick family picture:

Marina – my little sister, Mom, Raymond – brother, Christina, and me.

Just the girls!

I missed my siblings so much. I wish I can turn the clock back and be a kid again.


I think Jude knew it was a special day, he was such an angel today! He came in sooo happy this morning with a hug smile and hugged me so tight 😉 I think hes going to be a blogger like mommy….….or make homemade movies with his friends like his daddy haha.

I like how hes missing his pants and one sock…but sporting the biggest smile on his face!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers Day, I know I did.

*Latina Kisses*



  1. Gladys

    “Making a baby is easy…being a parent and actually raising a child is a whole other ball game”
    Love that cuz that is so true and the part of not wanting to have kids because afraid of being a single mother was one that kept me from getting pregnant but when u fall in a deep in love with someone your mind is somewhere else you dont even notice things then bam u end up preganant but its okay cuz having your child in your arms makes everything worth it…

  2. Flo Gonzalez

    I'm a new fan of yours and I really enjoy all your tutorials and such. What I like about you the most is how much you include your son in your videos and share your life. I also had to be a single mother since my babys dad was an irresponsible man. Being a single mom for awhile was extremely difficult and very rewarding as well. My backbone came from my mom who raised 3 kids on her own until finally she found the love of her life. We moms are what makes the world go round and without us, there wouldnt be a world. God bless and Happy Mother's Day!

  3. Dianna

    I'm glad you had such a great mother's day, Sonia! I also have been raised by just my mother, well not really I have a father but he's the dead beat type who doesn't do anything to help out the family and only puts himself and his family first so my beloved madre raised me all on her own.So my hats off to you for being the greatest you can be for Jude.

  4. Deeptima

    You are really strong women and you are an amazing mother… Jude's sparkling eyes and innocent smile says it all..

    Happy Mother's day !!
    oh nd u kn wht i was actually imagining serious background music while reading the 1st para.. lol..

    Have a Nice Day !!

  5. Mimi

    You are an amzing strong woman Sonia and lil Jude is blessed to have you as his mother!My lil boy will be 3 years old in september,and even I am not a single mom I know how much work ,effort and love takes to raise a child.So just keep doing the good work,be happy and enjoy every moment with your lil angel:*

  6. Anonymous

    Hey Sonia happy mothers day am glad you enjoyed your day 🙂 best wishes always johana aka jrokxzmakeup1

  7. Brianna

    “A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all” ~Washington Irving
    I love this quote. You are such a strong woman!
    I'm a new fan and this post made me love your blog more. Happy Mothers day!

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