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15 Día de Muertos Crafts Your Kids will Love!

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Over the years, Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has been making its way to the United States and being embraced by all cultures. All Latin American countries celebrate Nov. 1st and 2nd as Día de Muertos or Día de los Difuntos, but most observe it as a somber day of remembrance of those that passed before us. Mexico, on the other hand, has imbued the celebration with rich symbolism and a festive environment that conceives death asRead More ...

How My Local Neighborhood Toy Store Impacted SpanglishBaby

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). When Camila was born, we lived in a very neighborhood-y area of Los Angeles called Silverlake. We loved that even tough we were smack in the center of the bustling city, we felt like we were in our own little bubble. Yes, the area is famous for its hipster vibe, but that also means it’s got a very creative and independent spirit, and with that comes alongRead More ...

Talking Raising Bilingual Kids on the TODAY Show!

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I’m still in cloud nine. We’ve been trying to land a spot on the TODAY Show for a few years now, but especially after we published our book Bilingual is Better last year. Why? Because we want to bring to a national platform our message that raising kids in more than one language is one of the best gifts you can give them. We have been blessed with interviews on Univision and Telemundo to promote the book, but we wantedRead More ...

Help Us Feed a Dream in Honduras

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I need you to pause for a second with me and visualize what your child’s day would look like if  you didn’t have enough money to send him to school with a packed lunchbox and snack bag or money to buy lunch from school? It’s a tough thing to even imagine, right? Pausing to think about it usually leads to an overwhelming feeling of gratitude that our kids have their basic needs met, no matter how challenging our day-to-day mayRead More ...

Baby Names That Work in English and Spanish

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Huggies. All opinions and stories are all own. One of the first things expecting couples do is write down a list of baby names that could be the perfect fit for the little being that is about to join their lives. For some. it’s as easy as continuing along the tradition of passing down either their own names or that of a cherished family member. For others it’s about being unique and/or finding namesRead More ...

What Does ‘Inspire Care’ Mean to You? {Video}

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. All opinions and stories are our own. A few weeks ago I headed out to New York City for my annual trek to the Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) conference. It’s one of the musts in my book because I get to meet some amazing people for the first time and catch up with so many that have now become friends and an essential part of what I do on SpanglishBabyRead More ...

Día de los Muertos Celebrated at Disneyland Park

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For many people the idea of “celebrating” death might seem gory and even disrespectful, but for those in Mexico and other countries in Latin America remembering those that have passed before us is filled with joy and a festive atmosphere. Much of the symbolism associated with the traditional Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday celebrated in Latin America on November 1st and 2nd, has crossed over to the United States and is starting to fuse with Halloween dueRead More ...

The One Mistake I Made Raising a Bilingual Child

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We all make mistakes, right? Especially along this journey of parenthood, we know that we constantly just don’t know and we try our best every single day. There really isn’t a single parenting manual that is a one-size-fits-all or that’s customized to your particular child and/or parenting journey. But we do have each other. We have other parents that are open enough to share the good and the bad, the pretty and the ugly, and do it without giving orRead More ...

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