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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

Mole de Chocolate {Recipe}

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Now that the weather has chilled and we’re getting ready for the Day of the Dead celebrations, qué mejor than a sweet and decadent mole de chocolate to indulge in? Here’s a recipe sent to us by NESTLÉ featuring Abuelita chocolate. Feel free to make it your own! Abuelita Chicken Mole Estimated Times · Serving Size: 8 · Preparation Time: 10mins · Cooking Time: 30 mins Ingredients: · 6 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon,divided · 1 (3 to 4Read More ...

Disney Junior’s Sofia the First Is Supposed To Be Latina? Why I’m not buying it

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Let me start by saying that my girl and I couldn’t be more excited about next month’s premiere of Disney Junior’s Sofia the First. I first wrote about her on SpanglishBaby back in June and just with that sneak peek my girl was hooked. What little girl wouldn’t love the story of a girl turned princess? But I’ll tell you one thing, as much as we already love Sofia, never for one second did the thought cross my mind that she would be aRead More ...

Talking to Our Kids About Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos

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For years now we’ve been talking about and celebrating the Day of the Dead festivities on SpanglishBaby, but this is the first year I’m finally going all out with Camila since I feel she can now get a better grasp of what it means. My plan is for us to put an altar together for the bisabuelos and bisabuela she never met. We’re also invited to a party this Saturday where all families have been asked to dress up asRead More ...

How One Scarf and Many Moms Can Make a Difference

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Remember when I went to Haiti in January with a group of bloggers and the Heart of Haiti? That trip enlightened me to the fact that the decisions we make when we’re going to purchase a gift for someone else or ourselves can have a huge impact on a community and even directly on the family that created it. I call it conscious purchasing and I’ve seen first-hand the difference it makes in the smile of a woman that feelsRead More ...

One of Baby’s First Words: ¡Agua!

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Any parent that has spoken only in Spanish to their child from birth can tell you that one of their baby’s full and intentional words to come out of his mouth was “Agua,” the word for water in Spanish. Yes, it’s an easier word for them to pronounce in Spanish, but it’s also one they have heard repeatedly for six months or so since they started drinking water. It’s also one of the first words that gets them exactly whatRead More ...

Watch: Los Monstruos Video for Halloween!

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Music with Sara and friends have done it again! They’ve created the most adorable and fun-to-watch video for their catchy tune, Los Monstruos. Sara tells us that Los Monstruos is actually her most-requested song by students ever since she wrote it four years ago. Last week we premiered the song here and today we bring you a first view of the video that will have your kids going “¡Uuuuuuuu!” {insert scary voice}. Oh, and click on the Close Caption option toRead More ...

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