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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

Kid-Friendly Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos Activities + Crafts

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Some of the images associated with Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos can be frightening to small children, but most of the traditional symbols that represent this ancient celebration depict the concept of death in a joyful and colorful way.  Make use of this celebration to create crafts and activities of objects like papel picado, calaveras, paper flowers and kitschy altars that your kids will have fun with in a non-spooky way and will, at the same time, learnRead More ...

A Nutritious and Traditional Snack for Halloween and Day of the Dead {Video}

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The weather is chilly, pumpkins sit on front porches and fires are lit up in chimneys. Fall is officially here, and with it the holiday season of excess kicks off with Halloween and, for some of us Latinos, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  Nutrition is always a huge topic around the holidays and more so around Halloween because of the insane amount of candy our kids are exposed to. Now, we know we can´t stop our kidsRead More ...

Day of the Dead Viva Greetings {Giveaway}

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Inject some originality into your Day of the Dead and Halloween celebrations with these colorful, campy cards from Viva Greetings. We´ve told you about their original bilingual and bicultural cards before and how ideal they are to express palabras y sentimientos in our unique Latino way. Now, we have our own cards to celebrate Día de los Muertos, with playful calacas to toot. Any of the six new Day of the Dead designs can set you apart from the pumpkinsRead More ...

Video of the Week: La Bella y la Bestia

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As much as my husband hates to admit it, his “princesa” is at a stage where fairies, princesses and pink are what make her happy.  It’s difficult for a man to understand that this is a natural right of passage for a girl. One that, when embraced with acceptance, can fuel her imagination. Her new obsession is Belle, or “Bella” as we know her by her Spanish name, from Disney’s classic “Beauty and the Beast.” My aunt had given herRead More ...

Discovering Spanish with Línea Descubriendo and Bubba {Giveaway}

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The more the bilingual (English/Spanish) community continues to grow and have a loud presence, the more quality educational products for our children will be made available. We hope to always be in the forefront of letting you know about these products and services for our niños. Such is the case with Witty Planet, a small company that is bringing the popular Línea Descubriendo line of educational DVDs, CDs and flashcards featuring Bubba y Sus Amigos to the United States.  BubbaRead More ...

México Learning Puzzle

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We are happy to see that Ingenio, one of our loyal sponsors, continue to create great educational bilingual toys to nurture our kid´s learning.  Ingenio has added three more toys to their catalog and we will be giving each one of them away during the next weeks.  Make sure you receive our RSS or email feed so you don´t miss any of our giveaways. I received the México Learning Puzzle and am pleased to say it´s a great product toRead More ...

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