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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

Villancicos: A Christmas Tradition

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The Christmas season/la Navidad is finally here! The air is quickly filling up with the holiday cheer that our familia and all that great food brings. Along with all of the great traditions that come with the holidays, we cannot forget about music! So let´s get ready to practice our villancicos. Villancicos? Some of you might  know exactly what I’m talking about, and for the rest, you might be more familiar with them than the name leads you to believe.Read More ...

Mizkan Recipe Challenges Roundup

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Over six months ago we were approached by Mizkan Americas to offer us the opportunity to partner with them to test out several of their products from Holland House, Nakano and World Harbors and see how we could incorporate them into healthy Latino dishes. We jumped on the opportunity because it sounded like a great way to bring you some original recipes and get us in the kitchen while at it! We got creative with it and put together aRead More ...

Caramba Kids By José Luis Orozco Is Live! {Giveaway!}

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If you’ve followed us for the last almost three years, you know we are avid fans of bilingual educator and musician, José Luis Orozco. We admire his vision and dedication of more than 30 years for preserving our cultural heritage and language through the use of music and literature aimed at our niños. The restless Orozco and his crew have just announced the launch of a site and project we were already privy to, but were waiting for it toRead More ...

Mariachi Music Recognized As An Intangible Cultural Patrimony

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Mexico once more made the UNESCO (United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture) Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, but this time with Mariachi, string music, song and trumpet. According to the UNESCO, the list is “made up of those intangible heritage practices and expressions which help demonstrate the diversity of this heritage and raise awareness about its importance.” We can all pretty much agree mariachi music fits the bill perfectly as it is one cultural expressionRead More ...

Sundays In My City: Picking Mandarinas

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The Sunday after Thanksgiving and it´s 80 degrees outside. That´s when you know you live in Southern California. So while people are uploading pictures to showcase their freshly cut or unboxed Christmas tree and holiday trimmings, we are trying to figure out what the heck to do with the explosion of sweet mandarins in our backyard. After our backyard picnic brunch with Barbie, Ken, all sorts of princesses and stuffed amigos, I decide it´s time to face the fact thatRead More ...

Holidays at Disneyland

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If I had to choose only one time of the year to visit the Disneyland Resorts, it would be during the Holidays. Both of the parks (Disneyland and California Adventure), the hotels and even Downtown Disney just exude even more magic and completely embody the merry spirit of the holidays. Not only are the streets, the building facades and the characters trimmed with the best holiday decor and costumes, but also many of our favorite rides and shows–like “It’s aRead More ...

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