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My Daughter Is Not As Bilingual As I Thought

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Did that headline shock you? It shocked me to write it and admit it because I’ve been claiming for years now that my 5-year old is completely bilingual. I mean, we’re doing everything right, or at least we were for a while. First let me tell you why and how I realized she’s not as bilingual as I thought and then I’ll explain where I think we messed up. Fisher-Price invited Roxana and I to be one of their PlayRead More ...

Why We Spend Our Summers in Mexico

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Ever since I met my husband, when he was an exchange student from Mexico at my U.S. university, he has been bragging about an amazing summer camp he went to as a child in Mexico D.F.: “There were sports and games, we would swim and have gymnastics every day, they taught us about leadership and did team-building activities.” He always said that one day, he would send his kids there. Fast-forward 13 years, when we had three kids ages 5,Read More ...

Quiero mi Baby: Jada & Kristian Exclusive Preview!

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MTV Tr3s’s new show, Quiero Mi Baby premiered on Monday April 16th – it’s a new series that shows the realities of cross-cultural parenting including language, religion and tradition clashes, in addition to many other issues unique to bi/multicultural families. Quiero Mi Baby is a show I relate to on many levels and I know a lot of our SpanglishBaby familia will as well. Check out this exclusive preview (meaning YOU WILL ONLY SEE IT HERE!) of tonight’s episode andRead More ...

My Childhood Spanish Intervention

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Growing up, I had always been proud of my Mexican heritage. I spoke Spanish at home, and I based many of my school projects on Mexican history and folklore. That all changed in fourth grade… when we studied the Mexican-American war. I proudly exclaimed that I was Mexican, and Brian Wedemeyer and the rest of the boys in my class began to tease me. In the 1980s, Leesburg, Virginia did not boast a lot of diversity, and in that moment,Read More ...

Are You One in #10MillionTourists Visiting Mexico Right Now?

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I will take a wild guess that many of our readers are part of the 10.4 million tourists estimated to be visiting Mexico during the last two weeks of 2011, as recently announced by Mexico´s Secretary of Tourism Gloria Guevara Manzo. According to a press release by Marca País-Imágen de México: The Mexican newspaper Excelsior reported that 10.4 million national and international visitors will vacation in Mexican tourist destinations between December 16, 2011 and January 2, 2012. This statistic representsRead More ...

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