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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: Our SpanglishBabies at Disney World

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Our SpanglishBabies, Vanessa and Camila, at the Grand Floridian in Disney World, completely oblivious to our pleas not to get their pants wet… We’re spending this week at Disney World as part of Hanes #ComfortCrew. ...

My Bilingual School Library Contest

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UPDATE: Due to the great response we’ve received, we’ve decided to extend the deadline to enter this contest by one week. Please click on the graphic above for updated information. Thanks for your support! For more than a year now both Ana and I have been trying to come up with a way in which SpanglishBaby could give back to the bilingual community we so wholeheartedly support. We always knew we wanted to make sure we incorporated bilingual literacy inRead More ...

Spanish Friday | Viernes Santo

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Llevo semanas queriendo hacer lo que nuestra amiga Latinaish hace todos lo viernes: Spanish Friday. ¡Por fin lo puedo hacer! Hoy es Viernes Santo y yo estoy trabajando. ¡Qué horror! De todas las cosas que se me hicieron difíciles de asimilar cuando me mudé a éste país hace casi 24 años, trabajar — o ir al colegio — en Semana Santa es una a las que jamás me acostumbraré. Mientras que toda mi familia y amigos en el Perú yRead More ...

Wordless Wednesday: Language Lover

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My dad LOVED languages and he was so aware of the benefits of knowing more than one language that he made sure we grew up bilingual. This week marks seven years since he passed away, and I miss him so… He was always such a huge supporter of everything I did. I think he would’ve been proud of SpanglishBaby, ¿no?   ...

How to Make Cascarones for Easter

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I wanted to learn how to make cascarones (confetti-filled eggs) for Easter and I almost died when I walked into my local Walmart, went to the Easter section and found these cascarones on the shelves. Truth be told, I didn’t know much about cascarones before. I’d been wanting to do something special with my daughter for Easter (Pascua), so when I heard of cascarones, I decided I’d check them out. While I must report that I’ve absolutely no skills whenRead More ...

5 Biggest Obstacles When Raising Bilingual Children

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Last week we posted the following question on our Facebook fan page: “What has been your biggest obstacle in raising a bilingual child?” Within minutes, we had tons of answers explaining all kinds of different obstacles. But soon it was clear which were the most prevalent (in no particular order): #1 You’re the only one who speaks Spanish at home (or the OPOL method is hard to do) I’ve always kind of silently envied those who use the OPOL methodRead More ...

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