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 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

4 Reasons Why Children in the U.S. Should Speak Spanish

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Editor’s note: During the next few weeks, we’re going to be doing things a bit differently here as Ana and I concentrate in meeting the deadline for the forthcoming SpanglishBaby book. We hope you bear with us. Because we’ve been around for almost three years (wow! when did that happen?), this week we’ll be sharing some classic posts from when it all got started. This post was originally published on January 3, 2011. Last week, Chelsea Kyle shared on our Facebook page an excellentRead More ...

Staying Close To Family Even When Far Away

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I left El Salvador when I was 18 years old to study college here in the U.S. Back then, in the very early nineties, we really didn’t have any affordable options to communicate with our family abroad. Not even email! *Gasp* Howdidwedoit? Over the course of two decades, the speed, ease and affordability of communication has made it so easy for us to stay in touch with our loved one who live abroad. It’s even allowed for my daughter toRead More ...

Happy Feet Two Red Carpet Premiere Giveaway

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The sequel to Happy Feet splashes into theaters on November 18 returning audiences to the world of Antarctica and dancing penguins. We once again join our hero, “tap-master” Mumble, who now has a son named Erik. Unlike his light-footed father, Erik is reluctant to dance and runs away. Shortly thereafter, he encounters a charismatic penguin named Sven, who can fly. As Mumble competes for his son’s attention and admiration, their world is turned upside down by powerful forces. Erik beginsRead More ...

Martha Stewart Takes Her Show to Mexico City

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Mexico City got yet another moment to shine in the spotlight thanks to a visit from Martha Stewart and her show’s crew.  Their culinary, architectural and artisanal adventures were captured into a one-hour “The Martha Stewart Show” which aired yesterday, Wed. Nov. 2 on the Hallmark Channel. No worries if you missed it like I did, we can catch a repeat today at 1pm Eastern time on Hallmark. From the press release: Mexico City shines in the spotlight of HallmarkRead More ...

Celebrate a Traditional Mexican Holiday: Día de los Muertos

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In our bicultural home we have a fondness for Día de los Muertos {Day of the Dead}, which is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd, and is a traditional Mexican holiday dedicated to the memory of the loved ones we’ve lost.  The idea is that we celebrate and remember them with joy, cheerfulness and colors. This tradition is so full of history and symbolism that it’s one I’m hanging on to tightly to instill some meaning into these over-hyped holidays.Read More ...

Raising Awareness: October is Spina Bifida Month

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Editor´s Note: We have joined the Latina and Latino blogging community in an impressive effort let by NewLatina.com to bring awareness and raise funds for Spina Bifida, “the most commonly occurring birth defect in this country.” One of the strongest voices for spina bifida is Laura Tellado through her blog HoldinOutForAHero.org. Below is a letter from her to you. October is an eerie month, filled with monsters, mummies, and the macabre. But while the occasional witch or skeleton might freakRead More ...

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