Traditionally, Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican Army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the United States, it’s more to celebrate Mexican culture. For me, it’s a time for sales at my local Mexican grocery store so I can stock up on chips, avocado and marinated meat. Not this year. For 2016, I celebrated my victory over the routine life of marriage and parenthood. I celebrated life again!