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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

Our Trip to Perú: Experiencing Our Culture Firsthand

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One week. That’s how long we’ve been here already. We’ve done so much, yet it feels like such a short time. Our trip back to my home is almost over. When I mentioned that I wasn’t sure how to start this post my husband promptly responded “with the food!” Because, yes, we’ve been eating like there is no tomorrow. Peruvian food is one of the things I miss the most and so we’ve been doing a lot of eating. MostRead More ...

Traveling to Perú to Embrace Our Heritage

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I’m going home. Finally. It’s been three years since I was there last. It feels like a lot longer. The trip takes pretty much the whole day since there are no non-stops flights from Denver to Lima. Still, I can’t wait for the smell of my beloved Pacific Ocean to hit me as soon as we clear customs and the airport’s doors open to the outside world. I can’t wait to be embraced by my loving family who will undoubtedlyRead More ...

Bilingual Musings: When In Doubt, Make It Up!

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My daughter has show and tell every Monday at her preschool. Recently, she wanted to take the Pillow Pet she got from her padrino for Christmas and which she absolutely adores! But on the way to school, and with her Chanchi by her side, her daddy convinced her that her pink pig pillow was too big for show and tell and that most probably it’d get pretty dirty from all the kids touching it! So, she found herself without aRead More ...

We Have an Old Navy Winner!

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Last week we brought you a super popular giveaway: an Old Navy $100 shopping spree! I gave you an idea of what you could use the dough for when I shared what I was able to get for my kids as we prepare for our trip to Peru — where it’s summer — on Friday. Luckily, I was able to take advantage of the huge sale Old Navy is having on its kids and baby clothing too which means IRead More ...

What Two Recent Studies Reveal About Latina Moms: We Love Our Culture

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In the past couple of weeks there have been two studies released related to Latina mamás which have been of particular interest to us here at SpanglishBaby for the insights they’ve revealed related to how ingrained our culture is in our daily lives regardless of our acculturation level. Just this past Monday, BabyCenter released The Hispanic Moms Acculturation Study, which is part of their larger 21st Century Mom Insight Series. The study interviewed 2,479 Hispanic moms — from recent immigrants toRead More ...

Growing Up Bilingual

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I’ve always been a sucker for old photographs, letters, diaries, lists — anything that will somehow give me an insight into my and my family’s past. My parents were pretty good about saving stuff like that in an old wooden trunk which has seen better days and is currently in my sister’s possesion. So I was absolutely ecstatic when just a few days ago my mom handed me a small brown envelope with something I’d never seen before — orRead More ...

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