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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

Ceviche… A Classic Peruvian Dish

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Although it will never and I repeat NEVER be like the one you can have in a real cevichería in any of the many places along the coast of the capital of the beautiful country where I was born – and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise – I’d still like to share with you my father’s recipe for Peruvian ceviche-the authentic one. (I’m just a bit biased, can you tell?) But before we even get there, let me justRead More ...

Simple Tips for when Your Bilingual Child Refuses to Use Minority Language

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From all the reading I’ve done since the creation of SpanglishBaby, it seems to be that one of the biggest issues parents who are raising bilingual children eventually face is that their kids won’t answer back in the minority language – particularly after they start school. Although I really can’t envision this being a problem for us, I know I’m delusional – especially now that we live in Colorado! As I’ve mentioned in the past, I helped raise my nowRead More ...

Yo Quiero Links!

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Another week, another roundup of great stuff related to all things bilingual, including a summer reading list that you will love! 1) Census Bureau Estimates Nearly Half of Children Under Age 5 Are Minorities – The U.S. Census Bureau today released national population estimates showing that our nation is becoming older and more racially and ethnically diverse. The estimates found that nearly half (47 percent) of the nation’s children younger than five were a minority in 2008, with 25 percentRead More ...

In The Name Of… Culture?

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I recently went through my running list of possible names for our second child – to be born in September – with my husband. I’m sad to report it didn’t go very well – although I was not surprised. He didn’t really like most of them. So we’re kind of back to to square one. For some – especially within the Latino population, naming their child might not be a very difficult task for they have no problem choosing theRead More ...

Yo Quiero Links!

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Happy Mami’s Day to one and all! Ana and I both hope you have a wondrous day – whatever you end up doing. ¡Felicidades! Over at my house, we’re praying the weather cooperates so we can take a trip to the Rocky Mountains, but before I leave, here’s our weekly roundup… Enjoy! ...

We Must Be Doing Something Right…

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I love Vanessa’s escuelita for a lot of reasons including the fact that I was able to reserve a space for her three times a week next school year. Considering I’ll be back to infinite days of diaper-changing and breastfeeding, this will be a life-saver, if you know what I mean… But the biggest reason I love her preschool is that they are in constant communication with parents. Recently, I had the chance to attend a mini parent/teacher conference. First,Read More ...

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