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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: ¡Feliz Cumpleaños Hijito!

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5 ‘Must-Read’ Books for Parents Raising Bilingual Children

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Recently, I realized that we haven’t updated our list of recommended reference books for parents raising bilingual children in more than two years. Unlike other parenting topics, books on bilingualism do not abound. So, whenever a book in this subject comes out, we try to get our hands on it both for our own research and to share it with all of you. Last time we wrote about this subject matter, I gave you a list of 10 books IRead More ...

The Only Convertible Car Seat Your Niños Will Need

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One of the best parts of living close to my familia is that I have several loving people who help me take care of my niños. The only bad thing is that this means everyone has to have two cars seats in their car so they can help with school pickup and drop-off when necessary. So, between my car, my husband’s, our nanny’s, my mom’s and my sister’s, all in all we need 10 car seats! Well, you can imagineRead More ...

The Everyday Beauty of Bilingualism

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My plan was to write about a completely different topic today, but something pretty amazing has been happening the last couple of days with Vanessa in her Kindergarten class. When I informed her teacher that Vanessa is bilingual, she told me there were two kids in her classroom who also spoke Spanish, but are not bilingual yet and so they are attending ESL classes. I wanted to ask who they were and if I could meet their parents, but IRead More ...

Wordless Wednesday: ¡Vamos a la playa!

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Living in Colorado is awesome, but it would be completely perfect if it had the ocean! Whenever I travel anywhere near the ocean, I make it a point to go – especially if it’s the Pacific. It calls me. I identify with it. We’re connected. Not only because I’m a pisces, but because I’ve always lived near it. My dad put me in the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean back home in Lima when I was barely aRead More ...

Motorola XOOM: Staying Connected at BlogHer ’11

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As many of you know, Ana and I were in San Diego for the BlogHer ’11 conference a week ago where we were able to spend a bunch of time with other fellow Latina bloggers – some of which you can see in the photo below which was taken with my new Motorola XOOM. One of the things I’ve never liked about going to conferences is having to schlep my laptop with me. So I was thrilled to get the XOOMRead More ...

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