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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: Mickey, Minnie & SpanglishBaby

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The one and only picture of Ana, Camila, Vanessa and I during our awesome trip to Disney World as part of Hanes Comfort Crew. This was during the Pirate Party they hosted for us at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. I’ve no idea how Vanessa spotted them, but she was first in line to take her picture with them and get their autographs. Total happiness doesn’t even do justice to what she was feeling at the time the pictureRead More ...

Club Leo Pick: La Aventura del Día Mundial de la Escuela {Giveaway}

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I was recently invited to become one of  Scholastic’s Mom Blog Friends which means that every month,  I get to review one or two books from their Book Club catalogs. I immediately jumped at the opportunity because I wholeheartedly support Scholastic’s mission. For obvious reasons, I’ll be reviewing books from Club Leo. By the way, if you are not familiar with Club Leo, you’re missing out on a great option to grow your niños bilingual and Spanish home library. ThisRead More ...

A Week of SpanglishBaby Moms: A Tribute to my Bilingual Mamá

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The story of my mom is not that of a single mom who sacrificed everything to make sure I had a better life. Or of an immigrant mom who came to this country not knowing a word of English and raised three successful professionals by working two jobs. Neither is it the story of a mom who slaved in the kitchen to ensure we had the most comforting home-cooked meals to cure all our ailments. No, the story of myRead More ...

A Great Gift Idea for Abuelita: Kodak Digital Frame & EasyShare Camera

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My suegra has been visiting us from Puerto Rico for the last four weeks. She’s spending Mother’s Day with us and a couple of days later she’s going back home. This is only the second time she sees my son Santiago since he was born. The first couple of days, he wasn’t sure who she was, but now he’s grown to love her and calls her Ta — since he can’t say Abuelita — and she melts. Vanessa and IRead More ...

A Mother’s Day Gift…for my Niños

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Queridos hijos, I’ve never been one to care too much about celebrations like Mother’s Day. I feel they are way too commercialized and too much effort is put into material gifts. Plus, my dad — your abuelito — used to say that Mother’s Day is everyday! But I guess you’re too young to understand any of that. You’re also still too young to understand the perilous state of our planet. But, I’m not. I’ve called earth home much longer thanRead More ...

Worldess Wednesday: Mickey Ears

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My son, Santiago — who didn’t get to go with us on our Hanes Comfort Crew trip to Disney World last week — was digging all the awesome Mickey Mouse goodies we brought him back. From his very own Mickey Mouse T-shirt (his sister and I made it especially for him at Downtown Disney’s Hanes Design-A-Tee shop) to the Mickey ears with my name embroidered on the back, all courtesy of Hanes. His daddy is a photographer and every timeRead More ...

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