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Elmo Speaks to SpanglishBaby en Español…Un Poquito

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Being Elmo PBS Kevin Clash Independent Lens

How cute is this video?  My daughter couldn´t stop smiling when I played it for her and started laughing when she heard him saying the few words he knows en español. I shot this video this weekend during the PBS portion of the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles. In the video you get to see Elmo´s puppeteer and creator, Kevin Clash.  They were presenting a very special and award-winning documentary, Being Elmo:  A Puppeteer´s Journey, which willRead More ...

Riviera Maya: The Ideal Destination To Travel With Children

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The Riviera Maya in Mexico is a place that has truly been blessed by nature.  Its claim to fame is the turquoise Caribbean sea that embraces the coastline of the state of Quintana Roo.  But there is more to this paradise than the ocean; natural marvels, ancient history, quaint towns, eco-adventures and more provide the perfect setting for the ideal travel plans where the whole family will have  a fun vacation in a safe environment. Just be careful, very careful,Read More ...

Pueblos Mágicos: A Must Visit For the Real México

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Pueblos Magicos Magical Towns Mexico

During last week´s #MexicoToday Twitter party I co-hosted, I noticed that many tweeps (myself included) were using the words “magical” and “mágico” to describe México and their experiences in this country.  It´s difficult not to include the word magical when talking about a country that exudes so much mysticism because of the force of its natural beauty and the juxtaposition of ancient, colonial and modern cultures all at once.  The unexplainable and unattainable becomes magical for a loss of aRead More ...

The Women of México Today

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As most of you know, I’ve been hired as a Community Manager and Ambassador for the México Today campaign. I´ve gushed enough already (here and here) about how I couldn´t ask for a better partnership, but I haven´t gushed enough about the other women ambassadors I have the privilege of sharing this space with. Today, I want to introduce you to them (yes, there are 12 male ambassadors as well and we´ll feature them soon), not only because I thinkRead More ...

Discover Monte Albán in Oaxaca, México {Video}

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MOnte Alban, Oaxaca, mexico, tour

If one thing makes México special (and pointing out just one doesn´t ever make it justice), it is the vast amount of ruins from various ancient–and very advanced–civilizations that exist throughout the country.  Every single one of these archaeological sites, be it Mayan, Aztec, Olmec, Zapotec or other, uncover mysteries that give us just tiny clues to understand the way these people lived, celebrated, adored, communicated, calculated and sustained themselves. During my recent travel as a Mexico Today ambassador toRead More ...

Local Waterways Putting Latino Families At Risk

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moms clean air force, mcaf, ana lilian flores, roxana soto

In the past months, Roxana and I have been pouring over tons of information that is making our eyes open up to the dangers associated with air pollution and mercury contamination. What has us the most worried, and motivated to act and raise awareness, is the fact that Latinos are particularly vulnerable to the effects of bad air quality because of the communities´ tendency to live in areas with high levels of pollution. Now, a new study released by theRead More ...

Getting Summer-Ready With Friends

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A busy blogger mom will take any opportunity to get pampered along with friends.  I really never get to host get togethers or parties like I used to (actually, nowhere near!), so I jumped at the opportunity offered to me by Aveda to gather a group of local LA friends for a morning of relaxation, bonding and learning about their Summer Solutions products. I used to be an avid Aveda hair care  user before our personal recession-woes hit and IRead More ...

México Today Ambassador {A Dream Come True}

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I haven´t been this excited about sharing news in a while.  And that´s a huge statement considering the last two and a half years since Roxana and I launched SpanglishBaby have been blessed with partnerships, opportunities and a community that went beyond our expectations. A month ago I received a phone call that I know will be life-changing:  I was invited to be one of 24 Ambassadors for the México Today Program–a public and private initiative which is officially launchingRead More ...

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