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Tracy López is a writer living outside the D.C. Metro area. Her blog, Latinaish.com, examines cultural differences she discovers as she navigates life in a bicultural, bilingual family.

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Sending Navidad Greetings with Hallmark Go Cards

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I am part of the Windows Champions Program. As a Windows Champion on behalf of SpanglishBaby, I am loaned a laptop, and, on occasion, Microsoft products such as software to assist me in developing content for my blog posts. All opinions are my own. Do you send out Christmas cards? This season is so busy that if you haven’t gotten around to it yet, you’re running out of time to get them to the post office and sent so thatRead More ...

Windows 8 Halloween Apps Para Todos!

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I am part of the Windows Champions Program. As a Windows Champion on behalf of SpanglishBaby, I am loaned a laptop, and, on occasion, Microsoft products such as software to assist me in developing content for my blog posts. All opinions are my own. Some of you may have heard that Windows 8 has rolled out the free Windows 8.1 upgrade! Check out the details here, and then download it from the Microsoft app store. Once you’ve done that, checkRead More ...

Book Review: My Name is Cool {Giveaway}

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BOOK DESCRIPTION/REVIEW Antonio Sacre is an American storyteller born in Boston to a Cuban father and an Irish-American mother and his fun, sometimes touching, stories reflect the diversity of his identity and experience. “My Name is Cool: 18 Stories From a Cuban-Irish-American Storyteller,” is Sacre’s most recent book filled with Spanglish-style writing. Marketed to “young readers” — it’s my opinion that this book not be handed over to children younger than 12 due to some mature themes in a fewRead More ...

Book Review: La fortaleza de la calle cuatro {Giveaway}

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Editor’s note: We continue with our week of Sylvan Dell Publishing Spanish-language book reviews. Check out the book review below and don’t forget to enter our GIVEAWAY for each book reviewed, but also the GIVEAWAY on Friday for a one year subscription to the Sylvan Dell eBooks iPad app Fun eReader! BOOK DESCRIPTION/REVIEW A grandfather builds a fort for his granddaughter using “six simple machines” in “La Fortaleza de la Calle Cuatro: Una historia acerca de seis máquinas simples” byRead More ...

How to Make Fun Spanish Printables for Your Niños!

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I am part of the Windows Champions Program. As a Windows Champion, I am loaned a laptop, and, on occasion, Microsoft products such as software to assist me in developing content for my blog posts. All opinions are my own. This year, as a Windows Champion Ambassador on behalf of SpanglishBaby, I will be exploring all this new platform has to offer you, with a focus on information, tips, and apps for bilingual families. Today we’re going to have aRead More ...

31 Days of Reading in Spanish: Cuadros de Familia

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Editor’s note: We continue with our 31 Days of Reading in Spanish. Check out the book review below and don’t forget to enter our weekly GIVEAWAY of $100 worth of books in Spanish! BOOK DESCRIPTION/REVIEW Cuadros de Familia / Family Pictures, written and illustrated by Carmen Lomas Garza, is a favorite at our house. The book is bilingual, which comes in handy for me as a non-native speaker when I’m unsure of a word in Spanish, and no matter howRead More ...

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