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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

Pañales: Cloth or Disposable?

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When I was pregnant with my first child, I wanted to do everything the most natural way possible. To that end, I took hypnosis classes, called HypnoBabies, so I could give birth naturally without any kind of drugs. I did yoga twice a week almost til the end to learn how to relax and channel my inner strength. As soon as we moved to Denver, I looked for a cloth diaper service so I could sign up and be readyRead More ...

The Real Power of Playgroups

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It was a lovely sight. A dozen children, most of them preschoolers, all speaking Spanish — and some English – in the backyard of my house. I hadn’t hosted a meetup for my bilingual playgroup in a long, long time. And I’m so happy I finally did. We’re about to celebrate our three year anniversary as a group and I can honestly say that the friendships both my children and I have made because of it are priceless. I wasRead More ...

Wordless Wednesday | Muir Woods: Bosque de Gigantes

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Have you ever been here? It’s one of the most wondrous places on earth and only a stone’s throw away from the magnificent San Francisco. My husband and I were there this past weekend and I was giddy as we walked into the park because I remembered how as a child growing up in Peru, I used to stare at images of Muir Woods in my fire engine red View Master (remember those?) and dream about admiring these GIGANTES inRead More ...

Keepsakes to Cherish for Father’s Day

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My husband is not huge on Father’s Day, but he loves it when Vanessa (and now Santiago) makes stuff for him, whether it is a drawing or a cookie. Since she is out of school already, there wasn’t going to be any crafts made by her as a gift for him on Sunday. Until I found this really cool and easy-to-do craft to make your own stepping stones for your garden. It’s called Made by Me Stepping Stones Kit andRead More ...

Spanish Friday: ¿Cuál es tu palabra favorita en español?

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Cuando me enteré que mañana 18 de junio, 2011, se celebraría el Día E, o el día en el que celebramos el idioma español, mi idioma natal, me pareció fabuloso. Inmediatamente compartí la información con todos ustedes y les mandé un link a los vídeos hechos por diferentes personalidades hispano-parlantes en los que divulgan su palabra favorita en español. A una amiga bloguera, Carla Molina Martins, de All of Me…Now, se le ocurrió la idea de que todas las bloguerasRead More ...

Wordless Wednesday: I’m in Love

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I’m in love. How can I not be? Just look at those eyes. ...

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