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About: Amy Conroy

Amy Conroy is the mother of three young children and holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology. An advocate of bilingualism, Amy founded habla blah blah (www.hablablahblah.com) and is passionate about introducing non-native speakers to Spanish through music and fun. Amy is a native Los Angelean on extended leave in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, MX. She also contributes to Dotcoms for Moms (www.dotcomsformoms.com) and is the Editor for Amigos del Parque (www.amigosdelparquesma.org).

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An Immersion Adventure in Mexico | The Nitty Gritty of Normal Life

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Editor’s note: This is Part 5 in a continuing series by Amy Conroy. To read the other parts, go here. What is ‘normal’? ~ the question of my life ~ To be honest, life in Mexico is really not so different than life in the U.S.  The details vary and one might say there is more ‘flavor’, but the basics are the same: Jack has soccer practice, Calvin does art class, Cecilia is starting gymnastics.  I grocery shop, we goRead More ...

An Immersion Adventure in Mexico | Fun, Festivals & Fiestas

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  Editor’s note: This is Part 4 in a continuing series by Amy Conroy. To read the other parts, go here. I have never lived in such a celebratory environment in my life – the ‘fiesta culture’ here never stops! There are citywide parades and festivals all the time, fiestas and social gatherings for every reason, and childrens’ birthday parties that joyfully extend well past bedtimes. Fireworks are an everyday all-the-time occurrence, which is not easy to imagine until youRead More ...

An Immersion Adventure in Mexico | Making Friends

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Editor’s note: This is Part 3 in a continuing series by Amy Conroy. To read the first two parts, go here. I would like to revisit one of the golden truths I’ve learned, Point C: our children are our best allies, our most gracious and charming ambassadors (when they’re not throwing berrinches or acting like super-ninjas in the local supermarket).  What I mean by this is that my experience right now would not be as rich without my children. TheRead More ...

An Immersion Adventure in Mexico | First Day of School

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This is Part 2 in a continuing series by Amy Conroy. To read Part 1 go here: One Family’s Total Immersion Adventure in Mexico. Some truths I’ve learned: A. Vacation Mexico is not the same as Living Mexico. B. Quaint, charming, ‘manana’ Mexico is different from Mexico 2011 with a family. C. Your children are your favorite people and most ingratiating part of you, i.e. your personal ambassador and ticket in. Some truths I’m coming to terms with: A. NoRead More ...

One Family’s Total Immersion Adventure in Mexico

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Editor’s note: We are so incredibly excited to be able to share the first in a series of posts which will document an LA family’s incredible adventure as they move to Mexico for a few months so they can immerse their three children in the culture and language of that beautiful country. I’m at the edge of a cliff with beautiful sparkling water below. The meadow is great where I’m standing, but I’m going to jump anyway – I haveRead More ...

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