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About: Ruby

Ruby is a wife and mother to 2 little ones. She is the Blogger at www.growingupblackxican.com where she blogs about raising her kids to be proud of their 2 cultures- Black and Mexican. Her family recently moved from the West Coast to the East Coast and are transitioning from being a military family to a civilian family. She is passionate about family, education and all things crafty.

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A Bicultural Christmas Photo {Ruby}

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Editor’s note: They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so this holiday season we asked all of our regular contributors – we’re up to nine! – to just send us a photo that expresses what the holidays mean to them for this collection of Bicultural Christmas Photos. What kind of photo would you have sent in? “When the holidays are near, I like to sit and create holiday crafts with the kids. It makes us get in theRead More ...

Posada Piñata Ornaments {Craft}

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One of our goals this holiday season is to attend our first Posada as a family. I remember going to one as a kid but vaguely remember what it consist of. I do remember piñatas and lots of candy. I decided to create these super colorful Posada inspired Piñata ornaments to kick off our holiday season! To get started you will need: • a small box preferably with lid • Tissue paper in festive colors at least 3 colors •Read More ...

Thanksgiving Craft: Pavo De Hojas De Maíz {Corn Husk Turkey}

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Thanksgiving in my family is a time where everyone near and far come together, eat and celebrate life. When my grandparents were alive the production was big. Food was served from morning to night. The grown ups would sit and talk while the kids went in and out of the house playing with each other. I remember one year, my Tia O brought crafts to keep us entertained. She was always the crafty one. This year I am far fromRead More ...

My Struggle to Raise my Kids Bilingual

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Before I married or even had children I decided that my children would be raised bilingual, English and Spanish. Spanish was my first language. I grew up speaking Spanish to my grandparents and other family members. I watched TV in Spanish and could read most things in Spanish. Through my school years I would speak mostly English but never hesitated to use my Spanglish. As I grew older and started working, I realized how important it was to be bilingual.Read More ...

Day of the Dead Kids Craft: Shoebox Altar

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In celebration of Dia De Los Muertos {Day of the Dead} many build Altares {Altars} in honor of their loved ones who have passed. I wanted my children to be involved and decided to do our own mini altar in a shoebox. An altar is a space used to place all the wonderful things that remind you of those who have passed. It consists of pictures, candles, flowers, treats, and of course yummy foods. They are considered offerings to the dead who comeRead More ...

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