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Talking to Our Kids About Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos

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For years now we’ve been talking about and celebrating the Day of the Dead festivities on SpanglishBaby, but this is the first year I’m finally going all out with Camila since I feel she can now get a better grasp of what it means. My plan is for us to put an altar together for the bisabuelos and bisabuela she never met. We’re also invited to a party this Saturday where all families have been asked to dress up asRead More ...

Celebrate Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos + a Blog Hop!

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It’s October and that can mean only one thing: Día de los Muertos is almost here! In the past three years since we launched SpanglishBaby, we’ve found that this is one holiday we’ve all grown to love and embrace. Not only because it’s a beautiful way to remember and celebrate our loved ones who have passed, but also because the holiday is so rich in colors, foods, traditions and symbolisms that represent so well what makes our Latino culture soRead More ...

Mickey’s Halloween Party Is Here Again!

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That special time of year has finally arrived! Fall is here, and to much of our little ones delight we can start preparing for Halloween. Disneyland is a great place to go year-round, and it gets even better during Mickey’s Hallloween Party. Mickey’s party takes place after regular park hours and it offers a great, fun-filled time for our little ones to have age-appropriate Halloween fun. During this time all of the Disney villains take over the park, and there isRead More ...

Four Generations–Two Cultures

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Camila, my husband and I are spending the holidays in El Salvador. One of the highlights of the trip so far was getting to celebrate mi abuelita´s 89th birthday and getting to snap this first picture of four generations of Martinez girls. My abuelita is really the one who set the stage for my bicultural upbringing since she was, in part, responsible for getting my dad the job in Houston which forced the newly married Salvadoran couple (mi mami yRead More ...

Posadas in Mexico: The Largest Nativity Scene in the World

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  The tradition of posadas have begun and Mexico honors this celebration a lo grande. So big, that they’ve even broke two World Guinness records this year for having the biggest nativity scene, as well as the most amount of figures in one scene. This massive nativity scene, which is a recreation of what the city of Belén must have looked like two centuries ago, has been set up on the parking lot of the famous Estadio Azteca of MexicoRead More ...

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