Home Is Where Mom is

From the moment her baby arrives in the world, a mother’s instincts awaken, guiding her through the joys and challenges of motherhood — offering comfort in times of distress and encouragement in moments of triumph.
Words // Jorge Arauz | Photos // Wioletta Bublik | April 26, 2024 | Lifestyle

Radiant Living

Seeing her children navigate their formative years, Kristina Kubler Pietri was inspired to take her experience as an esthetician, makeup artist and lash expert to create Pipa Skincare, a passion project aimed at providing positive and empowering skincare solutions for tweens and teens. Her children, Alfredo (13), Federica (10) and Bernardo (6), are loving life on the island and thrive in the close-knit community. “My kids are my world — they fill me with strength and motivate me to chase my dreams,” she says. “I’m embracing and cherishing every moment we have together and finding joy in watching them grow and develop.”

Gleaming Joy

As a leading Real Estate Broker, Dolores Urdapilleta knows more than most that there’s no place in the world quite like Key Biscayne. She and her children, Teodelina (14), Rufino (11) and Vicente (7), love taking advantage of the island’s natural wonders together as a family. “The experience of watching them grow to become good human beings, and witnessing the fruits of the love and values you’ve instilled in them, is truly one of the best parts of being a parent,” she says. “It’s truly an amazing journey of selfless devotion, boundless love, and a profound sense of being fulfilled.”

Endless Devotion

Balancing being a mom with her busy schedule as the CEO of Dr. GoodPrice, a one-stop shop clinic and pharmacy providing medical services, lab tests, and medications at affordable rates to those who are uninsured, Yessica Gonzalez always aims to find harmony between family and work. She says that her kids, Victoria (7), Mauricio (6) and Nicolas (5), are flourishing on the island they call home. “Motherhood is the most powerful expression of love,” she says. “Instilling in my children the values of compassion, empathy, and the desire to make a positive impact on society has been an immensely rewarding journey.”