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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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Read to Your Niño!

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BabyCenter en Español has released the results of yet another survey. This particular survey was about fathers and how they interact with their children. Here is the data that caught my eye: Actividades preferidas que los papás disfrutan hacer con sus niños: • Jugar con él: 60% • Dormir con él: 18% • Bañarlo: 13% • Leerle un cuento: 1% • Otra cosa: 9% Source: BabyCenter en Español Do you see that? Favorite activities for fathers to do with theirRead More ...

Quiero mi Baby: Jenny & Flo Exclusive Preview!

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MTV Tr3s’s new show, Quiero Mi Baby premiered on Monday April 16th – it’s a new series that shows the realities of cross-cultural parenting including language, religion and tradition clashes, in addition to many other issues unique to bi/multicultural families. Check out this exclusive preview (meaning YOU WILL ONLY SEE IT HERE!) of tonight’s episode and then see our interview with the couple, Jenny and Flo, below. Episode description: “Although Jenny & Flo are both Cubans, they are very differentRead More ...

Quiero mi Baby: Caroline & Christian Exclusive Preview!

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Hola Spanglishbaby familia! We’re back with another episode of MTV Tr3s’s show, Quiero Mi Baby – the new series that shows the realities of cross-cultural parenting including language, religion and tradition clashes, in addition to many other issues unique to bi/multicultural families. Check out this exclusive preview (meaning YOU WILL ONLY SEE IT HERE!) of tonight’s episode and then see our interview with the couple, Caroline & Christian, below. Episode Description: Beauty Queen Caroline and Business man Christian have onlyRead More ...

Quiero mi Baby: Jada & Kristian Exclusive Preview!

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MTV Tr3s’s new show, Quiero Mi Baby premiered on Monday April 16th – it’s a new series that shows the realities of cross-cultural parenting including language, religion and tradition clashes, in addition to many other issues unique to bi/multicultural families. Quiero Mi Baby is a show I relate to on many levels and I know a lot of our SpanglishBaby familia will as well. Check out this exclusive preview (meaning YOU WILL ONLY SEE IT HERE!) of tonight’s episode andRead More ...

The Lesser Known Dangers of Bribing a Bilingual Child

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I admit it; I have used bribery with my kids before. I’m not proud of it and I don’t encourage it, but it is just one of those tools in the parenting toolbox that is available when all other tactics have failed. Some parents may disagree with me, but I willingly confess this child-rearing sin; my only problem is that the tables have turned. You see, the secret to a good “mordida” is finding out the one thing your childRead More ...

Quiero Mi Baby Premieres on Tr3s and Celebrates Bilingual/Bicultural Parenting!

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Eli Jas, singer of the bilingual theme song "De Nuevo" for Quiero mi Baby on Tr3s

Tr3s has announced Quiero Mi Baby – “a new series spotlighting bicultural parents as they tackle baby names, religion, superstitions, immigration, language & more.” Show premiers today at 9pm, April 16th and we’re excited to to glimpse into the lives of this generation of bilingual and bicultural parents! Quiero Mi Baby’s bilingual theme song is sung by a rising Latin star, Eli Jas, who we got the opportunity to interview. Check it out! I heard your song Tú Me HacesRead More ...

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