Welcome! My name is Jesenia Montanez, first name pronounced “Ja-sen-ee-ah”. I’m a Latina blogger living in Tampa, Florida with my husband and kids. We’re a blended family, however, there’s no his nor mine when it comes to our children.
Our oldest is in college and my youngest is a very energetic toddler. Around here we love to laugh, eat good food, and not take ourselves seriously. There’s never a dull moment around here and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Why I write
I have always enjoyed helping others, and for many years I worked in the non-profit industry. Over five years ago I lost my job. I had zero savings and no backup plan. I transitioned into the role of stay-at-home mom while trying to revive my virtual assistant business.
We were slowly able to get back on our feet after several setbacks, but I never allowed this period in my life to knock me down. Instead, I chose to dust myself off and pursue my dream of entrepreneurship with even more determination.
Although my degree is in Business, I always had a knack for writing. In 2014, shortly after the birth of my daughter, I decided to launch The Latina Homemaker.
My goal was to help busy moms through simple homemaking solutions and encourage them to focus on creating memories with their loved ones.
Over the years, this site has evolved along with my role as a woman, mother, and wife. Instead of just sharing decluttering tips, I enjoy enticing my readers with a delicious recipe from my childhood.
I also enjoy sharing stories about my family, my Latino culture, my journey as a businesswoman, and our travel adventures. That’s a little bit about me and what you can expect here. I’m happy you stumbled on my little corner of the web!