Tatiana Diaz

I was born in Cuba and moved to the U.S. with my mom in 1995 when I was seven. Most people can't tell, but Spanish is my first language, and I'm determined to teach my daughter to speak it before she learns English. I grew up in Michigan, moved to Miami and went back "home" for ten years before moving my tiny family - husband, baby and dog - to St. Augustine in 2019. I've done "life" a little backwards and on my own terms. I struggled with infertility and pregnancy loss for what seems like an eternity and after seven years miraculously gave birth to my beautiful daughter, Pilar. I love reading and writing and learning and getting to people and their stories. I love Cuban food and admire anyone who can throw down in the kitchen. It's a skill I wish I was blessed with. Bonus Tati trivia: I love to edit anything - billboards, documents, papers, anything. I'm obsessed and should be stopped.

Getting Comfortable with Discomfort While Living on a Boat

When my husband and I decided to live on a boat, I thought #boatlife would be like The Lonely Island song, “I’m on a boat.” I pictured us drinking champagne on the flight deck...

Celebrating Happiness on World Smile Day

Smile!  No, not for the camera, but for yourself. It’s World Smile Day — an entire day dedicated to smiling and making others smile through acts of kindness.  The first Friday in October has been dedicated...

5 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Your Family

Dust off that Selena CD and put some croquetas in the deep fryer because it’s September and it’s time to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month — a month-long celebration of Latin Americans and their...

ISO A Mom Friend

Will you be my friend? No, seriously, I need a friend. Is that you? Are you out there? I’ve lived in St. Augustine for nearly a year and so far I know exactly one mom....