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Un Trabajo That Has Changed my Life: It Could Change Yours Too!

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Editor´s note:  The following is a guest post from Clara Carrier from the Ronald McDonald House of Charities After thirteen years as a Colombian-American, life in the U.S. has come with many challenges, but also very gratifying experiences. One of these is my own job. Yes, you read it right, my very own trabajo. For the first time in many years, I am able to dedicate my time and efforts to further a mission of improving the health and wellRead More ...

Latinas: Our Heart Truth

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Editor´s note:  We asked Yvonne Condes to contribute this important article to play our part to help spread the word about The Heart Truth´s mission of informing women about heart disease. Okay, I think we got the message. Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women. It’s been in the news so much lately, how can anyone not know. But what I didn’t know and what was so shocking to me were the alarming rates of obesity, diabetes, and hypertensionRead More ...

Virtual Book Tour: The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred {Giveaway}

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Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Samantha R. Vamos, author of The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred. It is part of a week-long virtual book tour which ends today. For more information about the book, the author, the illustrator and more chances to enter the giveaway, please visit the rest of the blogs in the tour: Monday, February 28th – The Latin Baby Book Club Tuesday, March 1st – The Tiki Tiki Blog Wednesday, March 2nd – La Bloga Thursday,Read More ...

How Can it be Illegal to Teach Our Children Latino History?

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On Monday, I sat down with my 2 boys and read them a copy of “Free at Last! The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr.” I read to them about the bus boycotts and the March on Washington. I tried to explain to my 5-and almost 7-year-old boys that sometimes people are so uncomfortable with a group of people that they will do anything they can to keep them down. My 7-year-old said that Martin Luther King, Jr. lived aRead More ...

The Power of Music and Culture (or Your Parents are Right)

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Editor’s note: the following is a guest post by Sandra Velasquez, the talented lead singer of Moona Luna, a bilingual family friendly band from the members of Latin-Alternative musical group Pistolera.  Read all the way through to find out how your child can be in their music video! Growing up in San Diego my mother used to speak to me in Spanish and I would answer her in English. “Contéstame en Español!” she would demand. I would run to myRead More ...

Easy Translator {Giveaway}

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Editor’s note: The following review was done by Sisi Martinez Purfield, a bilingual teacher mom of a bilingual preschooler. When I first saw the Easy Translator by Ingenio I was excited to see if my 3.5 year old son would like it.  My son is pretty bilingual although not nearly as fluent in Spanish as he is in English.  I gave it to him and thought he might be interested in doing a few of the “theme” vocabulary cards.  WhenRead More ...

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