Bilingual is Better

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.

http://deliciouselsalvadorblog.com/

Lucas Gabriel Ginestra

Posted by: | 1 Comment

Parents’ names: Anthony Gabriel Ginestra & Andrea María Urioste City:  Flushing, New York Age: 5 months (3 months in the picture) Languages spoken at home: Spanish Lucas responds to his family and friends with noises in either language. Being bilingual will also prepare him for our first visit to Uruguay were he’ll have the opportunity to meet his cousins and extended family and be able to understand them. ———— Send us a picture of Your SpanglishBaby and we´ll feature him/herRead More ...

Yo Quiero Links

Posted by: | 6 Comments

As we are new to the blogging world, both Ana and I spend what feels like every “available” (i.e. when we’re not being stay-at-home-moms) waking hour scouring the internet in search for anything we can get our hands on regarding raising bilingual kids. There’s not much, but whatever we find out there, we promise to share with you! ...

I still can’t believe it!

Posted by: | 26 Comments

Last year, after my daughter Vanessa turned two, I enrolled her in a Parent’s Day Out (PDO) program at our local church. She goes once a week for 4 hours and seems to get a kick out of it. During orientation, we made sure her teachers were aware that, up to that point in her life, she had been exposed only to Spanish with very few exceptions here and there–we live in Colorado, after all. The first day of theRead More ...

Five Ways to Boost the Minority Language Outside the Home

Posted by: | 7 Comments

One of the biggest challenges we face in our bilingual journey is being consistent and finding ways to nurture the minority language outside the home. No matter which method your family chooses to use–OPOL (One Parent, One Language) or mL@H (Minority Language at Home)–it’s important to have resources and strategies to immerse your child in the second language in fun and playful ways. ...

It’s Toy Time!!

Posted by: | 10 Comments

Every year toy manufacturers from all over the globe get together to unveil the newest and coolest playthings during  the American International Toy Fair held in New York City. It’s that time of the year, and as I sit here writing this, the fair is well underway. Although it’s not open to the public, SpanglishBaby got a sneak peak at the hottest bilingual toys that will be released this year. First, let me warn you: there’s not that many, butRead More ...

¡Gracias!

Posted by: | 4 Comments

Oh, what a great week!  Our dream of a blog to bring together parents raising bilingual kids finally came true and we couldn’t be happier with the welcome we’ve had. It truly makes our day to read your comments.  We’re inspired by the stories so many of you have opened up to share with all of us;  we’re taking down very good notes for future posts from your suggestions;  and we’re ecstatic about the amount of subscribers and emails we’veRead More ...

Page 213 of 215« First...102030...211212213214215

Recent Comments by Alicia Maher

Recent Posts