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Hispanic Heritage Month

Confessions of a Gringa Latina

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You know those butterflies we tend to get when we’re about to do something big? Whether it’s giving a speech, stepping into an important meeting, jumping out of a plane or participating in a race, I am constantly looking for opportunities that provoke this simultaneous feeling of nervousness and excitement. While I admit that I am far from a good singer, and still have much to improve on in terms of speaking in front of a crowd, the favorite butterfliesRead More ...

Hispanic Heritage Month: On Raising Two Little Latino Americans

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My husband claims I’m obsessed with being Latina, (and maybe he’s right), but I just can’t fathom the idea of not teaching my kids about their roots because that’s part of their identity. As the Peruvian mother of two first-generation Latino Americans, I take every opportunity I get to teach them to be proud of their Latino culture. In essence, we celebrate our Hispanic heritage every day through the food we eat, the language we speak, the music we listenRead More ...

Disney Junior Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and We’re Part of It!

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Hispanic Heritage Month is all abuzz with celebrations happening all over the country to recognize the richness of the Latino cultural heritage in the United States. From Sep. 15 through October 15 we have so many opportunities to immerse our children in the beauty of one of their cultures and teach others about it as well. Disney Junior is joining the celebration with four beautiful :30 second spots featuring Latino children and parents talking about elements of their heritage thatRead More ...

3 Fun & Easy Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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Today marks the beginning of the month-long celebration known as Hispanic Heritage Month. Today’s also the Independence Day of several countries in Central America, así que ¡Feliz Día a los salvadoreños, nicaragüenses, guatemaltecos, costarricences y hondureños! Tomorrow it’ll be Mexico’s turn and on Sept. 18, it’ll be Chile’s Independence Day, so it obviously made huge sense to have this celebration of all things Hispanic during this time of the year. Now, I’m not going to lie, I’ve never been aRead More ...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with El Chavo (and Shakira!)

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My daughter Vanessa always wants to know what kinds of games I played as a child or what kinds of song I sung or what kind of books I read. Sometimes I use that as an opportunity to expose her to our culture in a fun way. Well, the other day she asked me what kind of stuff I used to watch on TV. When I found “El Chavo del 8″ DVDs at Walmart, I knew I had to getRead More ...

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