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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 SpanglishBaby.com and LatinaBloggersConnect.com, 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.

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Twitter: @laflowers

Latina Food Bloggers’ Favorite Recipes, Cookbooks and Holiday Meals

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As 2011 comes to a close, we want to celebrate those Latina food bloggers we love and the recipes, cookbooks  and meals they love. Browse the pages below and discover some Latino culinary gems. Blogger: Vianney Rodriguez Blog: Sweet Life Vianney´s top 3 Latino cookbooks of 2011: Paletas- by Fany Gerson I spent my entire summer drawing inspiration from the flavors of my childhood featured in each page. Truly Mexican: Essential Recipes and Techniques for Authentic Mexican Cooking- by RobertoRead More ...

Four Generations–Two Cultures

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Camila, my husband and I are spending the holidays in El Salvador. One of the highlights of the trip so far was getting to celebrate mi abuelita´s 89th birthday and getting to snap this first picture of four generations of Martinez girls. My abuelita is really the one who set the stage for my bicultural upbringing since she was, in part, responsible for getting my dad the job in Houston which forced the newly married Salvadoran couple (mi mami yRead More ...

Feliz Navidad Villancicos Playlist

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On this Noche Buena/Christmas Eve, we want to wish you the most beautiful and heartwarming time with your familia y amigos. Few things say Navidad better than villancicos and music. We’ve created a special You Tube playlist of 15 popular Christmas songs in Spanish for you and your kids. There’s even some Luis Miguel thrown into the mix! If you want to sing-a-long, click here for a collection of printable lyrics of five loved villancicos. ¡Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas!  Read More ...

Language, Culture and Familia Immersion in El Salvador

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It´s been a little over a year since the last time we came to El Salvador. That time Camila celebrated her third birthday with her familia Salvadoreña. She also spent three weeks completely immersed in a Spanish-only preschool during the weekdays. Her Spanish was flowing beautifully since it was the language she heard the most since she was born. Aside from strengthening her Spanish skills and connecting a need to it, the bonds she made with her cousins, abuelita andRead More ...

Posadas in Mexico: The Largest Nativity Scene in the World

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  The tradition of posadas have begun and Mexico honors this celebration a lo grande. So big, that they’ve even broke two World Guinness records this year for having the biggest nativity scene, as well as the most amount of figures in one scene. This massive nativity scene, which is a recreation of what the city of Belén must have looked like two centuries ago, has been set up on the parking lot of the famous Estadio Azteca of MexicoRead More ...

Santa Claus: Does It Matter What Color He Is or What Language He Speaks?

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I have to admit the first time I saw a brown Santa Claus I was taken aback. He didn’t seem right. He didn’t fit into the mold of the Coca-Cola envisioned Santa Claus we’ve all grown up with. This was years ago, and I had honestly not given Santa’s skin color any more thought until a couple of weeks ago when a friend asked a group of us (almost all Latinas) if we cared if the jolly man was brownRead More ...

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