Who Am I?
I am Gemma Aguayo-Murphy, the creator of Everyday Latina.
I have lived many professional lives from public relations, to Latino marketing, to bilingual elementary education.
My most meaningful endeavor to date is as a stay-at-home mom to an independent five-year-old girl and a fearless two-year-old boy. My husband, Matt, and I met at 19 years old in a theatre production at Colorado State University, we have been in love ever since. This April we celebrated 16 years of being together.
I was born in Mexico, but I have spent the majority of my life in the United States. Even so, growing up my home was always a traditional Mexican household. My parents’ hearts always belonged to Mexico, and they filled our little home with the sounds of our music and language, the smells of tamales and chile colorado, the practice of our customs, and the unwavering pride in our heritage.
Now in my own home, my goal is to carry on old traditions and establish new ones. Thankfully, my wonderful husband with his deep American roots also honors his family’s traditions and the customs of his Puerto Rican and Mexican background. We are raising bilingual kids, cooking traditional foods, and practicing customs important to our cultures.
About Everyday Latina
Everyday Latina at the heart of it is an online love story to my parents, my family, and my beautiful culture. It is also an expression of my passion – trying to be the best mother, wife and daughter I can possibly be.
In a more literal sense, Everyday Latina is a place to share my parents’ delicious recipes, trustee home remedies, my own healthy takes on Mexican favorites, and family and kid-friendly tips.
I am also building a community of people who appreciate family, food and culture and, who like me, want to live a healthy, happy everyday life.