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About: Alicia Maher

Alicia Maher was born in El Salvador and resides in Los Angeles CA since 1986. She learned to cook at a young age authentic Salvadoran food from her grandmother, great aunts, aunts and her Salvadoran friends. For almost thirty years Alicia has passionately carried and shared her country and ancestors’ culinary traditions with family and friends. In her cookbook Delicious El Salvador: 75 Authentic Recipes for Traditional Salvadoran Cooking, she sets out to preserve and teach El Salvador’s home cooking history, flavors and dishes to future generations. She is also the former owner of two full service bakeries in the Los Angeles area, and has taught private cooking classes for the last five years. Before moving to Southern California, Alicia lived in Israel and Washington, D.C. She graduated from UCLA in 1992 with a BA in Art History. Alicia has been married to Joseph since 1988; they are the parents of three sons. Delicious El Salvador: 75 Authentic Recipes for Traditional Salvadoran Cooking is her first book.

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Are playgroups really that important?

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Playgroups. We’ve mentioned them in prior posts, the Multilingual Children’s Association recommends it as do our experts. Plus, the truth is they’re really fun. In an effort to show you just how important they really are, I’ve decided to use the playgroup Vanessa and I belong to as case study. I hope you enjoy reading about it… ...

Video of the Week| La Gallina Turuleca

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The idea behind posting a different video, podcast or song every week is to give you easy access to fun media in Spanish to share with your kids. Soon enough, we’ll have such a great collection under one click for you to entertain your kid in español for a while–which might give you enough time to make dinner! I admit I tend to get a bit nostalgic when it comes to sharing Spanish-language music with Camila. I rely a lotRead More ...

Yo Quiero Links!

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Hola! Here’s this week´s round up of stuff we found online related to raising bilingual kids which might be of interest to you: ...

Assimilation vs Identity: An Opinion

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I haven’t been able to stop thinking about something I read recently. As I have already mentioned, since starting SpanglishBaby, I feel like I spend most of my waking hours here, surfing the internet. Every single time I sit in front of my laptop’s 13-inch screen, I find something new and interesting regarding bilingualism, languages, Spanglish. Anyhow, I still don’t know how I feel about the blog entry in question; the one I can’t get out of my mind. IRead More ...

The mistakes we make

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I hate to use the word “mistakes” because I think the journey can be difficult enough without adding any more pressure. Mostly I just wanted to compile a list of some of the things that parents have been known to do which have hindered the process of raising a bilingual child. They’re really meant more as reference than as a list of “thou shalt not” dos. While I was researching this topic, ...

Video of the Week + GIVEAWAY: Habla Blah Blah

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This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the winners:  Laureen & Middy06.  Thanks to all who entered. Today’s video of the week is an animated version of the popular song “Un elefante se balanceaba”.  This is one song I can bet we’ve all sang to our chiquitos several times. This version is simply titled  “Los Elefantes” and is part of the Habla blah blah Volume Dos CD. What is Habla Blah Blah? Habla blah blah music and classes are aRead More ...

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