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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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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps For Your Niño!

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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 I want to tell youRead More ...

4 Favorite Windows 8 Apps for Practicing Spanish – (which weren’t meant for practicing Spanish)

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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. For this second post I promised to show you some Windows 8 apps which aren’t intended for bilingual learning, but which can be used that way nonetheless. Here’s a video that will take you through our 4 favorite apps, and then details along with links toRead More ...

5 Windows 8 Apps For Bilingual Families

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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. For this first post, let me just give you a general idea of what Windows 8 is and highlight a couple language apps my family has enjoyed so far. Windows 8 is the new version of the Microsoft Windows operating system, and as a lifetime WindowsRead More ...

Learn with Lego – En Español!

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While Lego have never gone away, it seems they’re experiencing a resurgence in popularity. This past Christmas, every boy under the age of 12 that I know, had Lego on their wish list – my own 11 year old included. Although Lego sets can be expensive, it’s one of those toys I’m willing to spend money on because of the quality. Mixed in with my son’s Lego collection are many of the Lego bricks which I played with as aRead More ...

Capture Your Familia’s Stories on The National Day of Listening

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This Friday, November 23rd is the 5th annual National Day of Listening — a relatively new holiday created by StoryCorps. What is it? The National Day of Listening is a day to honor a loved one through listening – and your opportunity to capture the precious stories of your familia for your hijos, nietos and future generations. How does it work? You can have a chat with your mother, your abuelos, a great aunt, sister, tío, your esposo’s step-father, aRead More ...

Transforming The American Table

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Last time I visited the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C., I noticed that a section was closed as they were making changes but I didn’t know why – Now I discover it’s due to an addition that I cannot wait to go check out with my family! “FOOD: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000″ opened yesterday, November 20th, 2012. The 3,800-square-foot exhibit includes seventy years of Latino food history and explores the social and cultural changes of eatingRead More ...

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