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Why We Chose San Miguel de Allende for Our Summer Abroad

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I’m not sure at what moment it hit me, but this summer I was determined to take my three kids, ages 9, 6, and 5 abroad for a cultural immersion experience. I wasn’t sure where we were going yet, I only knew that I wanted to be immersed in either the French or Spanish language and culture. Why did I want to do this? Well, 34 years ago I was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to a Mexican mother andRead More ...

Identifying Yourself When The World Says Otherwise

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We were in William Sonoma, admiring Le Creuset’s brand new color of cast iron cookware (a turquoise blue, the hue of Miami beach water), when a brown skinned woman wearing an apron embroidered with WS approached us. As her steps drew near, I dreamt of telling the woman, “Yes, we’ll take every piece you have in this whimsy turquoise, please. I’m Cuban and belong in Miami, just like this Dutch oven belongs in my kitchen. Thank you very much.” ButRead More ...

Bicultural Birthdays Celebration | Puerto Rico

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Editor’s Note: This whole week is dedicated to the topic of Bicultural Birthday Celebration. Make sure you’re subscribed to receive our posts because we have an awesome round up of guest posts and fabulous giveaways. I remember one of the first birthday parties I attended after I moved to Florida from Puerto Rico. I was taken aback by how laid back it was. I was so used to the celebrations we had in Puerto Rico that it took me some time toRead More ...

Bicultural Birthdays Celebration | Spain

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Editor’s Note: This whole week is dedicated to the topic of Bicultural Birthday Celebration. Make sure you’re subscribed to receive our posts because we have an awesome round up of guest posts and fabulous giveaways. Growing up in New York during the late 70s and 80s (shhh… don’t tell anyone), birthday parties in the United States were low key as compared to today. They consisted of sandwiches or pizza, pin the tail on the donkey, musical chairs, cake and a big oldRead More ...

Bicultural Birthdays Celebration | Mexico

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Editor’s Note: This whole week is dedicated to the topic of Bicultural Birthday Celebration. Make sure you’re subscribed to receive our posts because we have an awesome round up of guest posts and fabulous giveaways. I asked my 7 year old if he thought birthday parties were different in Mexico than in the U.S.  He said, “Totally”.  Sweet, I thought, some food for fodder… How? “Spanish”. Thanks for the insight, love.  I will argue, however, that is the cool thing with kidsRead More ...

Bicultural Birthdays Celebration | Venezuela

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Editor´s Note:  This whole week is dedicated to the topic of Bicultural Birthday Celebration.  Make sure you´re subscribed to receive our posts because we have an awesome round up of guest posts and fabulous giveaways. I have so many great memories of birthday celebrations growing up in Venezuela, they are memories that make me very happy and nostalgic. My mom used to get us the prettiest new clothes to wear that day, there was always a cake with some quesilloRead More ...

Laura Posada on Raising Bilingual, Bicultural and Healthy Kids

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Last week I was invited by McDonald’s to a First Taste event to be one of the first to try a new addition to their breakfast menu:  Fruit & Maple Oatmeal and McCafe Caramel Mocha. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of overindulgent mocha coffee drinks, but I am huge on freshly prepared oatmeal, especially if it’s loaded with fruits, cranberries, raisins and brown sugar. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that starting January 3rd, 2011 this oatmeal, preparedRead More ...

The New Anglo-Latino Household, or Colombia 90210

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The following is a guest post by Rubén González, who blogs at “Love, Translated – Raising Bilingual, Bicultural Children” If you were a teenager in the United States in 1991, you were likely to either have the hots for Kelly Taylor or for Dylan McKay (or maybe Brandon Walsh, if you preferred goody-two-shoes). But more interestingly, if you were a teenager in Colombia in 1991 (namely, me,) from that great distance and thanks to the magic of television, you knewRead More ...

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