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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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Wordless Wednesday: ¿Te acuerdas de esto?

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Si eres muy joven, seguro no sabes lo que es esto. Pero si eres de mi época, entonces sí. Estoy en una conferencia de periodismo en UC Berkeley esta semana y en el aeropuerto de San Francisco tiene una exhibición relacionada a la televisión. En cuanto vi este poster, me transporté al principio de los años 80 y el día que mi papá trajo un Betamax a la casa y todas las películas que vimos en casa gracias a esa máquina.Read More ...

Ama Tu Cereal: Findings of the Kellogg’s Breakfast in America Survey

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My daughter, who is only 5-years-old, already knows the importance of eating breakfast and, truly, it’s her favorite meal of the day. Even in the midst of the craziness that is our household on weekdays as we get her ready for school and ourselves for work, we make sure she never ever skips this meal. Sadly, this is not always the case for all households, according to the recent Kellogg’s Breakfast in America survey. It found that even though 9Read More ...

3 Methods to Raise Bilingual Children

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Before Vanessa started preschool a couple of months after she turned two, I often wondered how she was going to survive for four hours surrounded solely by English. I worried that others would think she had no manners because even though she already understood the concept of “gracias” and “por favor,” she knew nothing about “thanks” and “please.” I explained the situation to her teachers and they reassured me everything would be fine. You see, up until then, her lifeRead More ...

Wordless Wednesday: ¿Conoces Aspen?

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La vista desde el apartamento donde mi esposo y yo celebramos 10 años de matrimonio el fin de semana pasado. ¿Conoces Aspen? ...

Top 5 Myths About Raising Bilingual Kids

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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?), this week we’ll be sharing some classic posts from when it all got started. This post was originally published on February 3, 2009.  In most parts of the world, beingRead More ...

Why Should I Raise My Children Bilingual?

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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?), this week we’ll be sharing some classic posts from when it all got started. This post was originally published on February 2, 2009.  It Can’t Hurt I never really questioned whetherRead More ...

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