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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

Wordless Wednesday: Amanecer

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La vista desde la ventana de mi oficina en casa. Me levanté temprano para terminar una historia ayer y esto fue lo que me encontré cuando abrí las persianas. Lindo, ¿no? La foto no le hace justicia, pero a lo lejos se pueden ver las Rocky Mountains. Si estuviesen blancas se podrían ver mejor, pero como casi no nos ha caído nieve, no se distinguen muy bien. ...

January Scholastic Parent Circle: Nuestra Comunidad Global {Giveaway}

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One of the best parts of raising bilingual and bicultural children is that from the get go they are exposed to more than just one culture. Plus, because both my husband and I have family outside the United States, my children have had the opportunity to travel and experience how people live in other countries. So I was intrigued when I saw a set of three books entitled Nuestra Comunidad Global (Our Global Community) on Scholastic’s Club Leo catalog and IRead More ...

Parranda: A Puerto Rican Holiday Tradition

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Editor’s note: During the next few weeks, we’re going to be doing things a bit differently here as Ana and I concentrate in meeting the deadline for the forthcoming SpanglishBaby book. We hope you bear with us. Because we’ve been around for almost three years (wow! when did that happen?), we’ll be sharing some classic posts from when it all got started. This post was originally published on February 6, 2009. It’s 2:30 in the madrugada and the rooster won’t stop crowing. IRead More ...

¡Feliz Año Nuevo 2012!

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From our family to yours: Happy New Year 2012! We hope the new year brings new beginnings and continued success in your efforts to raise bilingual and bicultural children! We thank you for your support and can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store for all of us. For starters, we’ll be launching our much anticipated (at least by us) redesign, which we are sure you’re going to love because SpanglishBaby is going to be so much easier toRead More ...

Wordless Wednesday: Así es Colorado en Navidad

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Bilingual Musings: Mami, Do You Speak English?

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When Vanessa was younger I used to tell her I didn’t speak English, but now that she’s in kindergarten, she’s pretty much figured out that’s not true. Although we speak only Spanish at home, because she now spends a lot more time in the outside world, she’s heard me interact in English in more than one occasion. The other day, though, I was really surprised when she asked me – in Spanish – if I spoke English. When I saidRead More ...

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