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Week of SpanglishBaby Moms: Celebrating Cultura on Mother’s Day

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As someone who was raised by a single mother, Mother’s Day has an extra special significance to me.  Not only because we celebrated it twice in my home. Dominican’s Mother’s Day is on the last Sunday of the month. To me Mother’s Day signifies something bigger — the daily struggles, endurance, determination and influence of a woman who came to this country for a better life. My mother promised to make certain my brother and I had a better life than the one she had growingRead More ...

Baking Alfajores With Our Kids As a Tradition

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The inspiration for this recipe was my mother and my daughter. I thought that since Mother’s Day is around the corner I should  start thinking about our  present. And what better idea than to do something with our kids. I truly believe there is no  better gift than an unforgettable moment with my family. Rarely we mothers find the time to play with our children. The daily activities are so hectic  that we find it a challenge to devote qualityRead More ...

Week of SpanglishBaby Moms: The Bilingual Mom Police

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As a first generation Latina it is of the utmost importance for me that my children learn to speak and write proper Spanish. Much more than that, I find myself lecturing my closest friends and family — also first generation — when I hear they don’t speak Spanish to their children. The answer I often get from these parents is that it is effortless to talk to them in English because they are learning the language in school and theyRead More ...

Week of SpanglishBaby Moms: The Adventures of Raising a Multilingual Child

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Before our baby was born, my husband and I had a silent agreement, “We’d raise a multilingual child.”  I won’t deny, I was worried, would this delay her speech? I often wondered if she’d be confused by hearing all three languages spoken at once. Friends said babies were like sponges, they absorb everything, so my worrying went away, well, decreased.  And so our daughter was born and we began speaking all three languages.  My husband’s native language is Croatian, mine isRead More ...

Week of SpanglishBaby Moms: Moms Are Memory Makers

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Having kids is a lot of work, as a mom of a 2-year-old, I’ll be the first to admit that it makes me a little crazy at times. There are so many situations to handle, so many decisions to make, so many daily tasks and hardly ever a break. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and then, being a bicultural mom, go ahead and pile language and cultural lessons right on top of that list. Sheesh! How do we do itRead More ...

Week of SpanglishBaby Moms: Perdida in Translation

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Editor’s note: In celebration of Mother’s Day next week, we are honoring all mothers who do everything they can to give their children the awesome gift of bilingualism and biculturalism. We’ve invited several amazing mamás who are doing just that to tell us all about it in our Week of SpanglishBaby Moms. Each one of them brings a completely different look at bilingualism. All the moms are bloggers too and if you didn’t know about them before, I’m sure you’llRead More ...

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