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 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

Laura Posada on Raising Bilingual, Bicultural and Healthy Kids

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Last week I was invited by McDonald’s to a First Taste event to be one of the first to try a new addition to their breakfast menu:  Fruit & Maple Oatmeal and McCafe Caramel Mocha. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of overindulgent mocha coffee drinks, but I am huge on freshly prepared oatmeal, especially if it’s loaded with fruits, cranberries, raisins and brown sugar. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that starting January 3rd, 2011 this oatmeal, preparedRead More ...

Descubriendo los Transportes With Music {Giveaway}

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The first thing Camila said when I showed her the new CD that had arrived in the mail was:  “¡Mamá! ¡El mono de los colores!”  That was a very good sign. She had immediately recognized the Descubriendo Líneas DVD we had watched and reviewed over a month ago where Bubba–the “mono”–engages with “colores.”  I guess she liked it more than I gave her credit for! This music CD, Descubriendo los Transportes, is part of the Argentinean-created Descubriendo Líneas catalog ofRead More ...

Jose Luis Orozco Sings in Spanish for You

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A couple of weeks ago I got the chance to sit down with one of the most prominent and active bilingual educators, singer/songwriter of our times, José Luis Orozco.  This was the second time I got to speak to him for SpanglishBaby (we featured him during Hispanic Heritage Month last year), but the first time we met in person. We share the same mission to connect our children to their heritage and culture through language.  José Luis does this throughRead More ...

Mexico: Siempre Mi Casa, Siempre Tu Casa

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Mexico has been very present in my life lately.  From the continuous buzz regarding the Bicentennial and tomorrow’s Centennial celebrations, to next week’s environmental COP16 summit in Cancún, to the planning of our family trip to spend la Navidad with my husband’s Mexican family. We haven’t celebrated the holiday season with family at all since Camila was born three years ago. So, this trip will be special in many ways.  In an odd way, even though I was raised inRead More ...

Baby Abuelita “Fun with Fruit”

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Here’s a cute singalong music video featuring Baby Abuelita’s characters that will get you all bailando y cantando. Watch the video and then head over to our review of Baby Abuelita’s Javier doll and enter for your chance to win one of your own. ...

Video Interview With Minerva, host of TuBebé on Vme

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Lately, one of the things I´m finding really difficult to control about my personality is the impulse to want to ask every single bilingual Mom I meet if their children are also bilingual.  That´s why I couldn´t resist the offer to sit down with Minerva, co-host of Vme´s TuBebé show, to talk about her 2-year old boy and how she works to keep both language and culture alive at home. The interview is in Spanish. We apologize it does notRead More ...

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