The Wife of a Minority and Immigrant Small Business Owner

Being the wife of a small business owner comes with its ups and downs. Being the wife of small business owner who is a minority and an immigrant comes with a whole other level of complexity. Let’s get the hardships over first— Responsibility – Of course, with any job you have a large amount of … More The Wife of a Minority and Immigrant Small Business Owner

The Waiting Game

I’ve never been a very patient person. Jose knows this best that I hate waiting. Waiting for a task to get done around the house, waiting for my package to arrive from UPS, waiting to hear the results on a test—just in general waiting. In part, I think that’s why this whole immigration process can … More The Waiting Game

Mi Amor

As of February 6th, we’ve been married for 1.5 years. While the 1.5 years sure have not been easy, we’ve done a hell of a job. YOU’VE done a hell of a job being an awesome husband. As an owner of a small business, you work tirelessly to not only provide for us, but for … More Mi Amor


As I write this, I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am for all of the people who have stepped up to share our story, or their own stories with us. Just last week, I had a coworker come up to me, and tell me that he too went through a similar process that … More Change

Full Steam Ahead

It’s been a little hectic at the Galarza home with the holidays. We have been meaning to post a blog sooner, but with hosting Christmas eve and New Year’s eve parties, we’ve been running around like crazy people. Throw in busy work days, and trying to workout three days a week, too—phew! Check out our … More Full Steam Ahead

How Can You Help?

One of the frequent questions Jose and I usually get is, “How can I help?” It’s humbling to know that so many people have stepped up and offered to stand beside us in this journey. Here a few things we thought of that you can do to help! Most importantly, educate yourself and others around … More How Can You Help?

What if..

As many of you know a few weeks ago Haley and I filed all the paperwork for our waiver. It will take about a year for everything to be processed and accepted. If the waiver is granted I will have an interview scheduled in Juarez with a consular officer. This person will decide if I … More What if..