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

The Language of Family

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Many of you know through our tweets and our Facebook updates that my daughter and I are currently in El Salvador visiting the family for one whole month. It has been two years since the last time we were here and a trip was long overdue, especially for Camila. My daughter, who just turned three, has a long-distance relationship with everyone in her family, except for mamá and papá. I always feel guilty that, not only will she be anRead More ...

Video of the Week: Stand By Me by Prince Royce

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I had never thought of including a music video as part of our Video of the Week, but our reader and friend, Melissa Basadre,  recommended this one by the very popular bachata artist Prince Royce.  In her words: “I’m sure you’ve heard this version of Stand By Me but I wanted to share it with you anyway, as I think it’s a perfect example of bilingualism! ¡Me encanta y tiene mucho ritmo!“ We agree with Melissa.  It’s a beautiful songRead More ...

Video of the Week: At the Zoo

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Found this cute video by Clever Little Peas on You Tube. It’s meant to help your Spanish-learners to recognize the names of zoo animals in Spanish. ¡Disfruta! By the way, we just found out that are most popular post is a Video of the Week featuring the Cantinflas Show! Thought that was an interesting tidbit showing how nostalgic we are. ...

Your SpanglishBaby: Sabrina

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One of our amazing contributors, Suzanne García Mateus, introduces us to her beautiful baby girl. Baby’s Name: Sabrina Marie Mateus Parents Names: Suzanne & Marcus Mateus City where you reside: Austin, Texas Languages Spoken: We are speaking Spanish and English simultaneously with the intent of merging towards Spanish only. Still getting the hang of the life with a newborn and it makes our language goals difficult. Age of Child: Almost 10 weeks. Born June 8th, 2010. Languages spoken: Our bebitaRead More ...

Got Milk? Part of who we are

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You’ve already been reading on our Facebook page, Twitter stream and on Tuesday’s post that last week Roxana and I spent four days together in NYC during the BlogHer annual convention.  To be able to continue to grow SpanglishBaby into an organic community with real and loud voices, we need to branch out where people are paying attention. Let me tell you, SpanglishBaby was getting lots of attention at BlogHer and it’s all yours! Part of that attention was aRead More ...

Video of the Week: A glimpse into a bilingual playdate

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I am lucky–very lucky–to have many friends who are raising bilingual children around me.  Our weekly playdates with Dariela´s son, Adrián, have become a source of intense joy for Camila.  I can´t help but say how cute they are together! I´ve told you before how Adrián, who´s being raised with the OPOL method,  knows to speak in Spanish as soon as he sees Camila and me coming.  A couple of weeks ago, I took care of both at my house. Read More ...

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