Bilingual is Better

About: Ana Flores

Ana L. Flores is co-founder of SpanglishBaby and co-author of the book, "Bilingual is Better." A bicultural and bilingual mom who is committed to holding on to her heritage, for over 15 years she's been dedicated to creating content by and for Latinos in the U.S. and in Latin America. Now, through and, her boutique agency connecting brands to Latina bloggers, she is living her dream of being a self-motivated entrepreneur and sharing the stories and resources which matter the most to her. Su casa is now in L.A. where family traditions from Mexico, El Salvador, the Netherlands and the U.S. are dearly embraced...en español.

Twitter: @laflowers

I’m Becoming My Mom, and That’s a Good Thing

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Disclosure: We’re working with Hallmark on a series of posts for Mother’s Day for which we’re being compensated. As usual, all stories and opinions are our own. Time and motherhood definitely play the biggest tricks on you. Just when you think you’re wise enough to have it all under control, a little being comes into your life to let you know that there’s still a whole lot of inner work to be done and lessons to be learned. I trulyRead More ...

L.A. Moms: You are Invited to a Celebration of Latina Motherhood at the Zimmer Children’s Museum

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Next week I will be representing SpanglishBaby at the Zimmer Children’s Museum on Wednesday, May 8th from 2:30-5pm for a free afternoon of play that celebrates Latina motherhood! I would love to meet some of you there! Bring your kids and your Moms for a special afternoon where you will enjoy a bilingual concert by Birdie’s Playhouse, make a tea hat for Mami, and enjoy bilingual story time. Food will be provided by Chipotle. Yum! Plus, each family present will beRead More ...

A Behind-the-Scenes Look of Pitbull as Bufo on EPIC

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Pitbull is definitely Mr. Worldwide now. He’s jumping into the fantastical world of animated movies with his role of Bufo on 20th Century Fox’s upcoming animated adventure, EPIC, starring Beyonce Knowles, Steven Tyler, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell and Jason Sudeikis. EPIC is a 3D CG adventure comedy that reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good who keep the naturalRead More ...

A Reassurance of Love

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“Es igualita al papá,” most will say when they meet my daughter and realize that her mischievous expressions, accompanied by a cynical laughter, are almost a complete replica of her dad’s. Much to her papi’s delight, Camila loves to tell and be told a good joke and is already on her way to being a very creative prankster. I, on the other hand, wasn’t born, nor did I ever cultivate, an outwardly funny bone or jokester attitude. I can’t rememberRead More ...

Are Two Languages Better Than One? {Infographic}

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It’s always fun to see the benefits of bilingualism laid out in a colorful infographic like the one below I found on Monolingual VS Bilingual infographic ...

The Ideal Balance of Softness and Strength When Raising Bilingual Kids

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One of the toughest moments in the raising bilingual kids journey is when we realize we’ve put so much effort, time and even money into making sure our child is exposed to a second language and he just really won’t hold a conversation in Spanish with you. It happens to all of us; we call it the “bilingual rebellion stage” and pretty much everyone I know has gone through it at some point and at varying degrees of intensity. OursRead More ...

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