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About: Diana Limongi-Gabriele

Diana Limongi-Gabriele is mommy to Enzo, a French/Hispanic/European/American (one day trilingual) 2 year old boy. She works hard juggling a full-time job, motherhood, family, grad school and her blog LadydeeLG where she writes about issues she is passionate about including teaching her son Spanish, motherhood, parenting, Latino issues, good quality food and women's issues. She has a MA in Migration Studies, and is pursuing an MPA in Nonprofit Management. Diana is a regular contributor for Mamiverse. She also shares her posts on Momsrising and Multicultural Familia. You can connect with her via Twitter, @dianalimongi or on Facebook.

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Bilingualism Should Be Seen as a Gift — Regardless of Socio-Economic Status

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Recently, Roxana asked “Is it Wrong for Bilingual Children in the US to Learn Spanish before English?” Among the comments on SpanglishBaby’s Facebook page, one comment particularly struck me… a fellow SpanglishBaby contributor Suzanne Mateus, said “the controversy is particularly sensitive when the children come from working class homes.”  Suzanne makes a great point. People’s reaction to a parent speaking to her child in Spanish (or any other minority language) might vary depending on their perceptions of who you are.Read More ...

Starting Day Care Means Stepping Up Our Language Learning Efforts

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My son Enzo recently started day care. Because I was afraid that full time day care or nursery school would introduce too much English too soon, I decided to go with a part time program. I feel I’ve made the right decision because It’s only been about a month and he already throws around English words in our conversations. I do not act surprised or scold, I simply say, “¿quieres decir _____? ” and insert the word in Spanish. HeRead More ...

Book review: Faster! Faster! ¡Más rápido! ¡Más rápido! {Giveaway}

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Two little words leave much to the imagination in this great book! My two year old excitedly watched as the little girl and her dad go faster and faster, transforming into different animals and traveling through different habitats. For Enzo and I, it was an interactive experience. We talked about the pictures  we saw: “¡Qué animal es?”  “Va más rápido!” “¡Qué color es?”  etc. It is a great way to practice vocabulary and to introduce new vocabulary! It also providesRead More ...

31 Days of Reading in Spanish: La Oruga Muy Hambrienta

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Editor’s note: We continue with our 31 Days of Reading in Spanish. Check out the book review below and don’t forget to enter our weekly GIVEAWAY of $100 worth of books in Spanish! BOOK DESCRIPTION/REVIEW Because my parents were immigrants, there were many typical “American” things I was not exposed to when I was growing up. For example, I did not get to experience classic movies or story books. Now that I am a mom, it is very important toRead More ...

31 Days of Reading in Spanish: Buenas Noches Luna

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  Editor’s note: We continue with our 31 Days of Reading in Spanish. Check out the book review below and don’t forget to enter our weekly GIVEAWAY of $100 worth of books in Spanish! BOOK DESCRIPTION/REVIEW Good Night Moon is an all-American classic. It was the first book I received as a present for my son, in English. It was the first book I read to him. Since it was in English, I would translate the words into Spanish asRead More ...

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