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Books to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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Hispanic—or Latino—Heritage Month, a celebration that runs until Oct. 15, started last week. Unlike years past and because of the influence of the growing Latino population, many more communities have special events and activities during this month-long celebration which are a great way to expose your bilingual children to our culture, food, music and arts. Our good friend Melanie, from ModernMami, has compiled an awesome list of resources to celebrate this month with your niños. In it you’ll find linksRead More ...

Using Music to Learn About Heritage

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As I was rummaging through some baby toys and books getting them ready for Santiago, who just turned five months and is so much more interested in all kinds of things, I came across a CD of lullabies that I received as a gift from one of my mother’s sisters in Mexico. I immediately remembered how lucky my kids are to have family in South Latin America that can help them appreciate their culture even more through amazing examples. TheRead More ...

5 Ways to Strengthen an Adopted Child’s Heritage and Identity

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Week of Mamás Blogueras is going strong and we couldn’t be happier with the stories these amazing women have posted. If you missed the first two entries in this series, you can click here and here to catch up. Today’s post is by poet and writer, Violeta García-Mendoza. Violeta and her husband adopted three children from Guatemala and have made a commitment to raise them bilingual and bicultural with strong connections to their heritage. So much to admire about thisRead More ...

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