Sofia Lachapelle Joins Ser Padres Magazine as Contributing Blogger

Lachapelle to Share Stories About Raising Two Children with Autism in "El Diario de Sofia"

Jul 22, 2014, 11:00 ET from Ser Padres

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ser Padres magazine, the premier provider of informative and empowering content for today's Hispanic parent, announced today that Telemundo reporter Sofia Lachapelle will serve as a regular blogger on to share her experiences as a mom to two kids with autism. The blog, "El Diario de Sofia," will feature monthly articles on everything from advice on supporting a special needs family to her family's personal journey as they learn how to cope with autism.

Lachapelle is an autism advocate and recently launched "Un Paso a La Vez," or "One Step at a Time," a non-profit organization dedicated to informing, guiding and lending support to Latino parents who have children with special needs.

"After my sons Jayson and Maximus were diagnosed with autism, it became my goal to find a way to improve the quality of life for those living with the disorder and the families supporting them," says Lachapelle. " is the perfect platform to share my message because millions of Hispanic parents rely on the brand to discover the latest information on raising a healthy and happy family.

"We received tremendously positive feedback after Sofia, her children and her organization were featured in the April issue of Ser Padres," says the magazine's Editor-in-Chief Alberto Oliva. "It became clear that our readers related to Sofia's story and wanted to learn more."

In her first post, which debuted on July 22, 2014, Lachapelle narrates her emotions as she first learned of her sons' autism diagnosis and how she ultimately came to embrace her new, special family.

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Launched in 1990, Ser Padres is a celebration of today's Latina mom: the gatekeeper and interpreter of her culture, her language and her traditions and the woman who understands that taking care of her family begins with taking care of herself. With content and information that empowers and inspires her, Ser Padres offers her solutions for her children, her home and her life. Ser Padres reaches 2.2 million readers every issue and has a guaranteed audited circulation of 850,000. provides tools Hispanic moms need to raise their children while celebrating their Hispanic culture and heritage. It offers moms age-based solutions, expert tips and product recommendations to help her raise a healthy and happy family.

About Meredith Hispanic Media: Engagement, Access, Perspective
Meredith Hispanic Media (MHM), the publisher of Ser Padres magazine, is the premier content delivery and insight resource for and about Hispanic parents. With millions of digital, social, experiential, and media touch points and powerful proprietary and syndicated research capabilities, MHM offers unmatched perspective about the U.S Latino, intimately connecting marketers to this highly coveted demographic. Through continued investment in an expanding portfolio of empowering brands and extensions including Siempre Mujer, Ser Padres, Ser Padres Espera and Ser Padres Bebe, and leading-edge engagement tools including custom publishing, content licensing, research, digital marketing, database marketing, events, grassroots marketing, and video, MHM is the first and only stop for brands seeking to reach action-oriented consumers who embrace media and share passionately.

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