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Balancing Traditions in a Multicultural Family

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If you are a family with multiple cultures represented, a family that has immigrated to a new country, a mixed race family, an interfaith family, una familia multilingüe, an adoptive family, an expat family, a host family, holidays are a balancing act of choosing “which,” “how,” and “when” to incorporate the different traditions and customs. In our family, my husband is from Mexico, I am from the U.S., and we have two biological daughters, and two sons who are adoptedRead More ...

Free eBook: Ofrendas — Celebrando el Día de Muertos

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Can I say again how much I love this time of year? I feel that the celebration of Día de Muertos just really brings out the most amazing creativity and artistic expressions from so many talented people. Of course, this occasion to remember our muertos, is a meant to be joyful, colorful and one to fill our senses and spirit with. The symbolisms surrounding the celebration are so beautiful and rich that it’s easy to want to join in. SuchRead More ...

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 ...

Día de los Muertos: Funerals, Death and Questions from a Three-Year-Old

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  Her obsession with all things death began when my grandmother passed away last year. My then 3-year-old daughter Kalila had grown fond of Mamá Leonor, and I never really considered not taking her with us to the funeral. Just the year before, she had sat on my lap at my grandfather’s funeral, although I’m sure she didn’t remember. There were other small children there, too, and I had always grown up believing that children were just as much aRead 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 ...

10 Original and Fun Ways to Make Cascarones this Easter

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Out of all the Latino cultural traditions we embrace and celebrate in our Mexican/Salvadorean/North American home, the one my girl now looks forward to the most is the making of cascarones for Easter. Yes, it does have a lot to do with the fact that she gets to smash an egg shell filled with confetti on her mamis head and make a huge mess at it, but who can blame her? This year I’m looking to get a bit moreRead More ...

Celebrating Mexico’s “Día de la Bandera” {Printable}

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This week Mexico is celebrating “El Dia de La Bandera Nacional” or The National Flag’s Day and I would like to share this tradition with you. The photo above is my beautiful niece Maria Camila as the flag-bearer at her school’s ceremony in Guadalajara, Mexico. National flag celebrations take place every year on the week of February 24 in Mexico, which is the day the flag was first implemented  in 1937. As a national holiday and to pay respect to the nationalRead More ...

How ‘Encargos’ Help Me Teach My Kids to Love All Things Peruvian

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There are a ton of things I miss about my birth country, but the food and the Pacific Ocean are probably the two I miss the most. The only way for me to solve this is to travel back home, but since it’s been almost two years since our last trip there, I have to settle for the “encargos” my mom brings with her to Denver every time she goes back to Peru. Through the years, the list hasn’t reallyRead More ...

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