Denise Cortes

I live for holey jeans, Vans sneakers, avocado toast and I can rap N.W.A’s “Gangsta Gangsta” in its entirety.


Denise is the writer behind Pearmama.com, a lifestyle blog about a Latina mom raising six kids and infusing art and culture into family life. This non­traditional mama shares fun DIY craft projects, thoughts on Latino culture, creating art and writing heartfelt parenting stories about her two daughters and four sons, ages 10 to 18.




Southern California


6 (yep, six —­­ count ‘em)

Fun Facts

  • 3 Things I can’t live without:

    Hot baths, dried mango slices, Pantyliners (hello, multiple pregnancies).

  • My most impressive parenting skill:

    I can fall asleep anywhere and everywhere, at any time during the day and at any noise level ­—­ I call this survival.

  • The one piece of advice I’d give to a new parent:

    Love your babies wildly, madly, desperately ­—­ this bond will help you survive the teenage years.

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