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5 Must-Do’s at Disneyland Resort This Holiday Season

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Last week my family and I were lucky enough to be invited to see for ourselves the transformation the Disneyland Resort goes through to celebrate the holidays. Simply put, it’s magical and the festive holiday feeling is all around you. In true Disney style, no detail is spared and the result is the feeling that the holidays are here. We were there just for one day, so we focused on seeing and doing as much of the special holiday attractionsRead More ...

Why Raising a Bilingual Child is Always a Work In Progress

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My daughter has been attending her dual immersion school in Spanish for almost three months now and I can honestly say she’s made a lot of progress. I think the most noticeable improvement has been in her increased self-esteem and the value she’s now given to speaking Spanish.  She tries much harder to complete sentences in Spanish and doesn’t get frustrated when I nudge her to speak it. My husband keeps insisting that she’s speaking way too much English andRead More ...

Celebrating Generación América and Raising Bilingual/Bicultural Kids

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Several weeks ago I got an email from an online producer at Univision saying she would like to feature me on an interview for a new series profiling Latinos in the U.S. that are helping preserve our culture. Of course, I was excited about the opportunity and quickly submitted the responses to the interview questions she had sent me. A couple of weeks later, she sends me the two links where I, along with SpanglishBaby, had been featured y meRead More ...

Check out our ‘Blog de Bebés’ on Discovery Familia!

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When Discovery Familia asked Roxana and I to work with them on a new project called ‘Blog de Bebés’ for their client, Dreft, I hesitated a little because I thought I wouldn’t be able to remember what it was to have a newborn baby in the house. I was wrong. As much as you forget the little details, you never really do forget the smell of a new baby, or the anticipation and joy with which you wait, plan andRead More ...

Interviews from Disney’s ‘Sofia the First’ Lavender Carpet! {Video}

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For weeks now my girl has been asking me every day if today is the day when Sofia the First starts airing on Disney Junior. I kept saying “Todavía no,” but reminding her that she would get to watch the movie, Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess, in an actual theater at the Walt Disney Studios lot. I’m sure she really has no grasp at just how special and exciting that is, but she felt it once last Saturday cameRead More ...

María Celeste Arrarás Shares Her #1 Tip for Raising Bilingual Kids

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Two weeks ago I flew out to my birth city of Houston, TX to be part of the Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) 2012 National Conference. I was excited to be there for a book signing for Bilingual is Better and to accept an award for SpanglishBaby as Best Parenting Blog and for Latina Bloggers Connect (my other endeavor) as Best Latino(a)Social Network Leader. That sounds like enough action for one conference, but I couldn’t refuse an invitation from JohnsonRead More ...

Mi Gente Finally Speaks Up….We Speak Up

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Note: Up until now we never wrote on this blog or our Facebook change who our candidate was or which party we endorsed because this site is not about politics. But now that the election is over, I have many thoughts I want to share. Thanks for this space. We always try to stay away from politics in SpanglishBaby, but it’s unavoidable to talk about the most important event in our recent history: the reelection of our first African-American President,Read More ...

Let’s Show What a #LatinaPrincess Really Looks Like

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It’s been three weeks since the controversy of whether Disney Junior’s Princess Sofia the First is Latina or not exploded. I was skeptical from the moment I saw the first headlines proclaiming she was Disney’s first Latina princess were shared all over social media. I became obsessed with the story and in trying to get a quote from Disney that either confirmed or denied that the adorable Sofia was really “our” princess because I just didn’t believe she was. ForRead More ...

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