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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.

Twitter: @roxanaSB

Sharing My Most Messy Moment

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A series of messy moments… the perfect way to describe (one part of) motherhood – especially when there’s a baby involved. Before I became a mom, one of the things I dreaded most about having babies was the idea of changing diapers, particularly the poop type. Everybody used to tell me that it wasn’t that bad when it was your own child, but I didn’t feel any different once my daughter was born. I wanted to barf every single timeRead More ...

Wordless Wednesday: Cuba en Colorado

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My husband and I just found a tiny Cuban restaurant in Denver which opened only a couple of months ago and it was like being transported to, well, Miami… because, unfortunately, I’ve never been to Cuba. ¡Delicioso! ...

February Scholastic Parent Circle: Art and Imagination Pack {Giveaway}

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Like any little girl her age, my 5-year-old daughter loves to draw. Like any little brother, my 2-year-old son loves to copy her. And so they can sit there for a nice long while surrounded by paper and crayons, markers, pens and pencils. She drawing and making up her own little books and him scribbling. I’m not a very artistic person, but I do love art. Although my husband doesn’t really draw, he’s been a photographer and videographer for moreRead More ...

Bilingual Musings: The Art of Speaking Spanish

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Every time I think about it, I can’t stop laughing. Not the “making-fun-of” kind of laughter, more like the “that’s unbelievable” one. A couple of days ago, a colleague of mine told me our office assistant was going to make an order for office supplies and she wanted to know what we all needed. He said, “So, if you need any supplies like staples, tape, file folders o tal vez unos biromes, just let her know.” — ¿Unos qué?, I blurtedRead More ...

Will My Grandchildren Speak Spanish?

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Will my children be as passionate about Spanish as I am? I sure hope so… I know it’s crazy for me to even think about this right now considering my kids are only 5 and 2, but it’s something I often wonder. In fact, I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while, but then I got the February issue of Latina magazine which has an article titled Are we losing our Language? on the cover and I decidedRead More ...

Moona In The City

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Our friends from the awesome bilingual family band Moona Luna just shared with us the first episode of their brand new web show Moona In The City and we think you’re going to love it: Hosted by the talented lead singer Sandra V. and a friendly cow called – what else? – Moona, this is a food, travel and adventure show for kids. The idea is that together, Sandra and Moona will explore the diversity, both cultural and culinary, in theirRead More ...

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