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About: Diana Limongi-Gabriele

Diana Limongi-Gabriele is mommy to Enzo, a French/Hispanic/European/American (one day trilingual) 2 year old boy. She works hard juggling a full-time job, motherhood, family, grad school and her blog LadydeeLG where she writes about issues she is passionate about including teaching her son Spanish, motherhood, parenting, Latino issues, good quality food and women's issues. She has a MA in Migration Studies, and is pursuing an MPA in Nonprofit Management. Diana is a regular contributor for Mamiverse. She also shares her posts on Momsrising and Multicultural Familia. You can connect with her via Twitter, @dianalimongi or on Facebook.

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Super Adventure –Review {Giveaway}

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I loved watching Enzo’s face as he watched Super Mickey Mouse and his friends, Wonder Minnie, Super Power Pup, Super Good , Dynamo Duck and Upsy Daisy,  fighting the villains (Megamort and Power-Pants Pete) who want to shrink everything. This movie was action packed, and Enzo’s eyes would open wide and he watched Mickey and the Gang fight the bad guys. “Mira mama!” “Oh no! Dónde está Mickey?”  (Look mama! Oh no! Where is Mickey?) As with any Mickey MouseRead More ...

Why Consistency & Repetition Are Key for Bilingual Kids

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Enzo has made incredible progress in English, and just when I wonder if English has replaced Spanish as his first language, Enzo surprises me by saying things like “Mama, en español por favor.” (Mama, in Spanish please.) He was referring to one of his favorite TV shows, Doc McStuffins, which I usually play for him in Spanish. I was, of course, thrilled. It was very different from a meltdown he had one morning when I switched the Doc McStuffins episodeRead More ...

¿Quién fue…? Collection Book Review {Giveaway}

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I was delighted to get a chance to review some books in the “Quién fue…?” collection for Young Readers. It was so refreshing to see books written in Spanish about important characters I had learned about when I was younger. I didn’t have these growing up — everything was in English. This collection is amazing! The books are written in an interesting way with information that is both educational and entertaining.  Each book has vocabulary that is age-appropriate and containsRead More ...

Arte Kids Bilingual Board Books Collection {Giveaway}

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I had the opportunity to review the five bilingual board books that form part of the Arte Kids Books collection: Black & Blanco!, Colors Everywhere, 1,2,3 Sí. Animal Amigos! Hello Círculos!  are colorful and full of learning opportunities! The sturdy board books provide colorful images, text in English and Spanish and at the end of each book, an explanation of the artwork that is included on each page. The artwork in the books are quite diverse, coming from all over the world. OneRead More ...

Will I Ever Stop Being Mama to Become “Mommy”?

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Last week I picked up Enzo at daycare and he ran to me with arms open wide. “Mommy!”  he said. I said no, “Yo soy mama, abuela es mami.” He started to giggle and pointed his finger at me, “no tú mommy.” Only four months into daycare and Enzo’s English is flourishing. At home, sometimes we hear him playing by himself and he is playing en inglés! His Papa swears English has already become his first language. Enzo hears his otherRead More ...

Homework Is In English. Now What?

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This September Enzo started in the pre-nursery school classroom. I was very excited when I got the supply list and I saw that Enzo would be having “homework” — until I got the first worksheets and I sat down to do them with him. The worksheet had a big picture of an apple: A is for Apple. Well… hhhmmmm. OK. So I went ahead and did the worksheets the best way I knew how, I just translated the sheets asRead More ...

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