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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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Celebrating Birthdays Latino Style

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My firstborn is turning 5 tomorrow. I can’t even begin to tell you how difficult this is for me to believe. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was trying to figure out if it was time to go to the hospital to give birth to her. A week from today she starts Kindergarten and they tell me that once they start school, time flies even faster. Is that even possible? Anyhow, we celebrated her birthday yesterday withRead More ...

Wordless Wednesday: Arcoiris Doble

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Double Rainbow {© SpanglishBaby Media} I love, love rainbows. After a humongous storm last week, I took a look out the window and this is what I saw! ¿Pueden ver el segundo arcoiris?   ...

Wordless Wednesday: Huevos Rancheros

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I’m so not a morning person, nor do I like to eat breakfast, but once in a while, especially on a lazy Sunday mid-morning, I crave huevos rancheros. I made them this past weekend and my niños (and husband) devoured them! What’s your favorite desayuno? ...

What the First National Spanish Spelling Bee Means to Latinos

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I was thrilled when Ana posted a link to a story about the first national Spanish spelling bee on our Facebook fan page this past weekend. I eagerly read the BBC story and then went searching for more because, by that time, the bee had already taken place and I wanted to find out who had won. It was a seventh grade girl, Evelyn Juárez, from Santa Fe, N.M. I wasn’t surprised since that state has been holding spelling bees sinceRead More ...

A Latino 4th of July: Anticuchos Peruanos

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Have you ever had an anticucho? Some like to describe it as a Peruvian shish kebab, but I’m not sure that’s an accurate description. Save for the bamboo skewers, there’s really no other similarities. For starters, anticuchos are traditionally made with beef heart (but you can also make them with other cuts such as beef, chicken breast and fish). The only thing threaded onto the skewer are the pieces of beef heart, no veggies or fruits. Just the beef. AlthoughRead More ...

Wordless Wednesday: ¡Bienvenido Verano!

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Nothing like cooling off with a sprinkler on a hot, hot summer day! This day brought back so many memories of my childhood in Mexico and my siblings and I playing with the manguera in the front yard of our house in Satelite in el D.F.   ...

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