Cindy is a Chicana, balancing newlywed and new mom life with work in higher education. She loves LA, the Dodgers, writing, Café Tacuba, avocado, tacos, running, podcasts and frijoles de la olla. She's been blogging over 10 years about topics as varied as a deck of Lotería cards.

“What do we have here?” the first one said in that high-pitched ‘it’s a baby!!!’ voice. “Is he yours?”

I cried as I kissed Xavi goodbye and left him with Lupe, the babysitter. I cried as I shut the door behind me and walked the ten steps to my car. I cried as I drove to work on auto-pilot after so many years of driving and running the same route.