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

A Nice Beauty Gift From Nuance Salma Hayek {Giveaway}

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We rarely do reviews and giveaways for the mamás raising these bilingual and bicultural kids and I think it´s time to start changing that. Don´t you? Earlier this year I found out that Salma Hayek had launched her own beauty line called Nuance, available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy locations, inspired by her abuelita in Veracruz, México – a Paris-trained cosmetologist. Something I’ve admired about Salma throughout her career is that she’s always stayed so connected to her roots and has goneRead More ...

Mexico: Family, Food, Beach and Español

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My family and I arrived in Cancun last night to attend a good friend’s wedding in Playa del Carmen. We used to live in Playa – as it’s fondly known – in 2005 when hurricane Wilma destroyed Cancun. The year my husband and I spent here has been the most magical in our lives and the friendships we made still remain strong. My husband’s sister and her family live here as well, so we’ll take any excuse to come downRead More ...

Why It Takes a Leap of Faith to Enroll Your Child in a Dual Language Immersion Program

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I thought I knew *a lot* about dual immersion schools because I’ve been researching them for both the blog and our book for almost four years now, but now that my daughter has been in one for almost four months I have a whole new understanding of them. I know the topic of bilingual education as a whole is so confusing for parents because there are so many different programs (ELL, ESL, full immersion, partial immersion, etc) and because, dependingRead More ...

A T-Shirt Made for Me: Se Habla Spanglish {Giveaway}

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Do I really need to go around announcing to the world around me that in my own little world “Se Habla Spanglish?” Heck yes! Why? Because I’m proud of my Spanglish – the one where you speak both languages fluently and can switch effortlessly between one and the other – and that means I will happily announce it by wearing the cute T-shirt Cynthia, of Dos Borreguitas sent me. The aqua of the background and the two-tone pink of theRead More ...

#GivingTuesday For Bilingual Education

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Today we’ll all be making history together as we join a new movement called #GivingTuesday. We’re all way too familiar and entrenched with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but what about a day honoring the tradition of being grateful that we can even enjoy those “celebrations” and give back to others as much as we were able to get deals for us? That’s exactly the idea behind #GivingTuesday, a concept I learned about back in September when I was invitedRead More ...

Can’t Wait to Watch “Hecho en Mexico”

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On Sunday I took my daughter to the movies and was surprised to see a huge movie poster for the documentary “Hecho en México” with a picture of musician Carla Morrison on one side and of the band Kinky on the other – two Mexican artists I listen to all the time. I immediately went online to find out what this was all about and found this trailer: Now, I can not wait for November 31st to come around becauseRead More ...

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