Hola bellas! Welcome to Mamacita Diaries, I’m so glad you are here!
My name is Alex, I’m 33 years young and I live in the good ole Midwest. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to the U.S. seeking asylum in 2001; I ended up landing in Madison, Wisconsin, at age 15, when I began my life in America. Imagine entering High School without understanding the language and trying to make new friends while learning – what a time that was! I ended up figuring things out, going to college, graduating with a Business Management degree and I’m now a full-time Home Mortgage Specialist.
From the time I started working retail jobs in high school, I developed a real passion for helping people look and feel their best. I worked at Aeropostale and Vanity – and I guess I just dated myself if you know what both of those stores are! That was the time when layering polos under polos was a thing. I’m not much of a stylist now, but I like to find practical items that are interchangeable with the seasons and don’t break the bank. I also love makeup – who doesn’t! I’m currently taking Accutane to help control my hormonal acne. I believe adult acne doesn’t define you and I’m here to help normalize acne scars while also enjoying the full makeup-experience every once in a while.
I became a mom almost two years ago, and my goodness it has been quite the experience. From miscarriages to gestational diabetes, 40+ hrs of induced labor, to challenges with breastfeeding and all the other learning and growing that came with – I’ve felt compelled to share what I’ve learned along my journey and connect with other mamas to share our knowledge and further our own understandings of life as individual women and mothers.
Mamacita somehow became my common household name; Dave (my husband) would call me Mamacita and I would call him Papacito, soon our nicknames became “Sita” and “Sito” and then Mamacita Diaries was born. In case you don’t know, adding the -ita or -ito ending to any word in Spanish is called a diminutive, and in general it is used to make the word into a term of endearment. Venezuelans use diminutives all the time, with almost any and every word. For example, I love a good whipped Cafecito in the morning!
I’m here to empower every woman, mujer, and mom to be the best version of themselves while having the Mamacita Community’s support. I hope you find some inspiration in this page and I hope to bring you joy daily!
Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. Please follow me on Instagram and send me a DM, I love connecting and meeting new Mamacitas!