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About: Roxana A. Soto

Roxana is a bilingual and bicultural mamá to Vanessa, an inquisitive second-grader, and Santiago, an adventurous preKindie – both of whom are growing up between two worlds and in two languages. A long-time journalist, Roxana oversees SpanglishBaby's editorial content.

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The New Year’s Resolution That I Hope Will Keep My Kids Bilingual

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My kids are too little to understand what New Year’s resolutions are all about, so I’m making just one for them. I’ve never been too much into resolutions because they’re so hard to keep, but this one is of extreme importance, and I plan on doing everything in my power to make it a reality in 2014 and in the years to come. You see, my kids have started doing something I dreaded ever since Santiago was born: they areRead More ...

¡Feliz Navidad 2013!

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May you discover the magic of la Navidad all over again! Merry Christmas! ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — Dec. 20

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The Mysteries of Bilingualism II on Psychology Today — Prof. François Grosjean delves into aspects of bilingualism that remain an enigma. In this case, he writes about language choice, code-switching and language interferences — topics that have been researched at the linguistic level, but not at the cognitive and neurolinguistic ones. ¡Aprender español está de moda! on El Sentinel — A look at how more and more people are realizing the importance of learning Spanish as a second language. New Fort Worth program will graduate bilingualRead More ...

Las Posadas Craft: Make Your Own Farolitos

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Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Although Las Posadas is not something I celebrated as a child, I believe the beautiful tradition is something worth exploring with my kids. In a way, it’s similar to the Puerto Rico tradition known as parrandas, where a group of people go from house to house singing and playing musicalRead More ...

Christmas Craft: Easy DIY Ornaments with Messages in Spanish

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Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. My 7-year-old daughter, Vanessa, loves it when I tell her we’re going to do a craft together. Although I’m never sure if I’m doing things right, just quality spending time with her and my younger son trying to make something beautiful and unique with our own hands is enough toRead More ...

Let’s Fill The Truck with Toys for Kids in Need

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Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. One of the things I want to make sure my two kids understand is that there are lots of children who are not as fortunate as they are — especially this time of year when the words “I want” become part of their daily lexicon. That’s why we adopted aRead More ...

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