Bilingual is Better

Last week I was invited by McDonald’s to a First Taste event to be one of the first to try a new addition to their breakfast menu:  Fruit & Maple Oatmeal and McCafe Caramel Mocha. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of overindulgent mocha coffee drinks, but I am huge on freshly prepared oatmeal, especially if it’s loaded with fruits, cranberries, raisins and brown sugar. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that starting January 3rd, 2011 this oatmeal, prepared fresh when ordered, will be a part of McDonald’s menu during the whole day.

All this talk about oatmeal in the swanky McDonald’s in Manhattan was a great excuse for me to get a chance to interview Laura Posada, author of Fit Home Team, and to learn more about how she and her husband, famous NY Yankee catcher Jorge Posada, manage to raise two fully bilingual and bicultural children.  They both speak Spanish at home to each other and their son and daughter and take frequent tips to their homeland of Puerto Rico.  Another huge ingredient in their bicultural home are the fresh and natural meals Laura herself prepares to keep a fit and healthy family, without sacrificing taste or traditions.

Disclosure:  I was invited by McDonald’s to attend the event in New York at their expense, and reimbursed for my time.  All opinions and reactions are my own.

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