Meet Melanie, a Texas Latina Blogger

Latina Blogger San Antonio, Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

I’m a Latina blogger. I am Latina and I blog. I am Texicana: Mexican decent born in Texas, never lived in Mexico. And this begins my identity crisis.

Learning and living my culture all at once is a journey I didn’t expect to love. Keeping traditions, changing recipes, turning in to my mom, understanding history, losing generations, raising my own family, experiencing events my grandparents never imagined, looking Mexican, speaking ‘gringa’ … this is my life folks.

I love to laugh! Most of the time it is at myself after realizing how dramatic I was acting over … nothing!

Living life one day at a time is a skill. I can get carried away in my chaos before I stop and remember to count my blessings. Not many dull moments around here – especially in San Antonio!

I never thought I would get married and have kids and then I did.

And my husband is the man God chose to teach me um, well, um … communication, partnership, patience … to cook and clean even when I don’t want to. En serio, I’ve learned how to love another human being for exactly who they are and exactly who they are not.

The most intriguing, adventurous, heart-breaking, heart-filling, challenging job I will ever love: motherhood. I prayed for boys and God sure did deliver! My two superheroes, Spiderman and Capt. America, give me a perfect excuse to live out my inner-Marvel geek! I get to learn and teach Spanish and many other lessons I didn’t know came with the territory.

When I grow up, I want to be … Oh wait!

I’ve always been proud to be a Texan but I never imagined growing up to a a blogger. My career has gone from retail management to direct sales to public relations to social media manager and now, a full-time blogger. It doesn’t feel like work when you are supporting others do what they love. Passion is contagious!

¡Salud! … to sharing my stories about culture and celebrating yours! (Or if you are like me, to new experiences in creating culture!)

Abrazos y besitos,


Texas Latina Blogger, Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

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