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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

Group Games For A Bilingual Fiesta {Printable Activity}

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This whole week is dedicated to Bicultural Birthday Celebrations and group games have to be part of a good Fiesta. The games below were contribute by Jennifer Manriquez from The Bilingual Fun Company, so you know they must be a tested hit! La Araña La Araña is a fun and active group game. The game is played by a group of children ages 5 and up. The “spider” is confined between two parallel lines on the ground, drawn about 20Read More ...

Win a Set of Hallmark’s Recordable Storybooks {Giveaway}

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Today we kick off a week-long celebration of Latino-style birthdays we´re calling:  Bicultural Birthdays Celebration. No Fiesta is complete without some outrageous gift-giving so we´ve put together four very, very generous giveaways of fantastic products for you to enter to win this week. The best way to make sure you don´t miss any of the giveaways this week (or any other, for that matter!) is to subscribe either to our reader feed or the email feed. The first giveaway comesRead More ...

Elmo Speaks to SpanglishBaby en Español…Un Poquito

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Being Elmo PBS Kevin Clash Independent Lens

How cute is this video?  My daughter couldn´t stop smiling when I played it for her and started laughing when she heard him saying the few words he knows en español. I shot this video this weekend during the PBS portion of the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles. In the video you get to see Elmo´s puppeteer and creator, Kevin Clash.  They were presenting a very special and award-winning documentary, Being Elmo:  A Puppeteer´s Journey, which willRead More ...

Riviera Maya: The Ideal Destination To Travel With Children

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The Riviera Maya in Mexico is a place that has truly been blessed by nature.  Its claim to fame is the turquoise Caribbean sea that embraces the coastline of the state of Quintana Roo.  But there is more to this paradise than the ocean; natural marvels, ancient history, quaint towns, eco-adventures and more provide the perfect setting for the ideal travel plans where the whole family will have  a fun vacation in a safe environment. Just be careful, very careful,Read More ...

Juicy and Crunchy Jícama, Beet and Cucumber Slaw {Recipe}

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  The heat is definitely on now that we’re smack in the middle of the summer months.  What I crave during these days is a light salad, but am always looking for ways to get creative and try different fruits and veggies. I love jícama–a crunchy and sweet root veggie–and usually like to eat it just cut up in pieces with lots and lots of lime, salt and chile en polvo.  In El Salvador it´s street vendor fare and servedRead More ...

Pueblos Mágicos: A Must Visit For the Real México

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Pueblos Magicos Magical Towns Mexico

During last week´s #MexicoToday Twitter party I co-hosted, I noticed that many tweeps (myself included) were using the words “magical” and “mágico” to describe México and their experiences in this country.  It´s difficult not to include the word magical when talking about a country that exudes so much mysticism because of the force of its natural beauty and the juxtaposition of ancient, colonial and modern cultures all at once.  The unexplainable and unattainable becomes magical for a loss of aRead More ...

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