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

Bilingual Mamá Maria Canals-Barrera Gets Fresh with SpanglishBaby

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Recently, we got a chance to speak to Maria Canals-Barrera, known for playing mother to teenage wizards on Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place.” This year, Canals-Barrera will reprise her role as Theresa Russo for an upcoming special, “The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex” that will air March 15. Canals expressed love for her role, the cast and the show saying that going back was fun and easy. “The affection that we have for each other and the gratitude that weRead More ...

International Women’s Day: Empowering Women Together

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Today we join in the celebration of International Women’s Day with joy and a great outlook for a future where women across the globe will enjoy the same access to equality and girls can grow up to live to their full potential. However, the reality is that women are still much more likely than men to be poor and illiterate. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in an article yesterday that, “No country can get ahead if it leaves half ofRead More ...

The Women That Make OZ The Great and Powerful

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As I sat in the theater watching Disney’s “OZ The Great and Powerful” one phrase came to mind: “Behind every great man there’s a great woman.”  In director Sam Raimi’s vision of the origins of the beloved wizard from Frank L. Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” books, there are actually three great women, plus one precious China Girl, that help reveal the true greatness and power of Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician who’s unmoral ways lead him to aRead More ...

Volunteering In My Daughter’s Dual Immersion Classroom

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Some weeks ago I posted an update on my personal Facebook profile sharing how much I love volunteering at my daughter’s kindergarten Spanish immersion classroom. Not even five minutes later I get a text from a very good friend whom I spend a lot of time with teasing me about using the word “love” in the same sentence as “volunteering.” She kept on going that there was no way I could love that and I had to be exaggerating. IRead More ...

Celebrating Diversity and Teaching Kids Empathy

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Not only is my daughter an only child, she’s also a mom blogger’s only child. You could correctly assume she’s a bit — okay, a lot! — spoiled. It’s just the nature of our life. She gets mom’s and dad’s undivided attention when we’re together, and there’s nothing we want to change about that. As a mom blogger’s daughter who lives in L.A., she’s gone to Disneyland and Disney World as a VIP more times than she should have atRead More ...

Kids Fashion In a Box {Giveaway}

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  Some days I wished my daughter could just wear a uniform to school like I did. Sure, it limits her style and her self-expression through fashion, but it’s such a relief for parents to have one less thing to think about and to spend money on. I must admit, though, and contradict myself a bit, that I love spending money on my daughter’s clothes. I love the crazy fashions for girls that are so colorful , so daring andRead More ...

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