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Our Trip to Perú: Experiencing Our Culture Firsthand

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One week. That’s how long we’ve been here already. We’ve done so much, yet it feels like such a short time. Our trip back to my home is almost over. When I mentioned that I wasn’t sure how to start this post my husband promptly responded “with the food!” Because, yes, we’ve been eating like there is no tomorrow. Peruvian food is one of the things I miss the most and so we’ve been doing a lot of eating. MostRead More ...

A Celebrar: International Mother Language Day

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Today many of us are home with the kids in observance of the President´s Day national holiday.  Coincidentally, this year it fell on the same day as another celebration which has been held around the world every February 21st since the year 2000.   Yes, it is called International Mother Language Day and it was proclaimed as such by the UNESCO. “International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity andRead More ...

Traveling to Perú to Embrace Our Heritage

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I’m going home. Finally. It’s been three years since I was there last. It feels like a lot longer. The trip takes pretty much the whole day since there are no non-stops flights from Denver to Lima. Still, I can’t wait for the smell of my beloved Pacific Ocean to hit me as soon as we clear customs and the airport’s doors open to the outside world. I can’t wait to be embraced by my loving family who will undoubtedlyRead More ...

How Conducting Business en Español Can Help Your Bilingual Child

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Given that workplace compensation for bilingualism is becoming more and more scarce in the U.S., I am grateful that I can reap the benefits of my Spanish skills as a self-employed tutor. While I do not get paid more per hour for being bilingual, I often book Spanish-speaking clients, whose business I would otherwise lose due to an inability to communicate. In Orlando (where I live) and all over Florida, there is a particularly great need for ways to bridgeRead More ...

What Two Recent Studies Reveal About Latina Moms: We Love Our Culture

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In the past couple of weeks there have been two studies released related to Latina mamás which have been of particular interest to us here at SpanglishBaby for the insights they’ve revealed related to how ingrained our culture is in our daily lives regardless of our acculturation level. Just this past Monday, BabyCenter released The Hispanic Moms Acculturation Study, which is part of their larger 21st Century Mom Insight Series. The study interviewed 2,479 Hispanic moms — from recent immigrants toRead More ...

Video of the Week: A Lavarse los Dientes

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A mom needs all the help she can get to get her preschooler to brush her teeth. Music and songs always drive the message home with my girl, so this animated video from Kids Concept has been fun and motivating to get her to brush, brush, brush those dientes! Do you have a favorite video, song or book to get your kids excited about brushing their teeth? W2DU658K5373 ...

Growing Up Bilingual

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I’ve always been a sucker for old photographs, letters, diaries, lists — anything that will somehow give me an insight into my and my family’s past. My parents were pretty good about saving stuff like that in an old wooden trunk which has seen better days and is currently in my sister’s possesion. So I was absolutely ecstatic when just a few days ago my mom handed me a small brown envelope with something I’d never seen before — orRead More ...

How Much Does It “Cost” To Become Multilingual?

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Who gets to be trilingual? The situation always seems to present itself as such: one parent speaks one minority language and the other parent another minority language and they live somewhere, where the majority language is spoken. What about those parents who are monolingual? What about parents who are both what they call heritage speakers of a minority language, like myself? What about parents who would LOVE for their children to speak more than one language, but can’t afford toRead More ...

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