Hi there, I’m Claudia Valladares! Since we’ll be spending some time together through my blog, I figured you guys might want to learn about the face behind the name. Here’s my story:

When my parents were in their 20s, they left Mexico behind, sacrificing everything to see my siblings and I have a better future. Their selfless efforts sparked my passion to do the same for my own children one day.

Ultimately, it took SEVEN YEARS to earn my bachelor’s degree, and while it may have taken longer than most, those seven years defined me: I had my son, Jowell, and became a single mom, all while being a full-time employee and college student. But boy, was it worth it.

Life can be a great juggling act. But I got through it all with the dedicated, go-getter attitude I’ve always had, and my amazing support system of family and friends.

Now, I’m the Chief of Advisors at an investment firm. I recently got engaged to the man of my dreams, got married, and bought a house—ALL in the same year! And the cherry on top? We just had a baby girl, Emilia, in March of 2022!

So, hey, this is me: My friends call me “Cloud,” I love Dr. Pepper, I’m always shopping around for clothes and earrings, I’m the proud mama of two sweet babies, and I’m the wife of a wonderful, godly man. I am who I am because of the challenges I overcame back then. And I’d love to help you do the same.

Thanks for tagging along for the ride. I’m so glad you’re here! 

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