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Para Tí, Mamá

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One of the toughest things about living many borders away from my family is not getting the chance to create more loving memories with mi mamá. Not only the memories I want for myself now that I am more mature and also a mom, but those I want my girl to have of her Abuela. I have to admit there’s also a feeling of guilt embedded in me for not having outwardly expressed to my mom just how much IRead More ...

I’m Becoming My Mom, and That’s a Good Thing

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Disclosure: We’re working with Hallmark on a series of posts for Mother’s Day for which we’re being compensated. As usual, all stories and opinions are our own. Time and motherhood definitely play the biggest tricks on you. Just when you think you’re wise enough to have it all under control, a little being comes into your life to let you know that there’s still a whole lot of inner work to be done and lessons to be learned. I trulyRead More ...

L.A. Moms: You are Invited to a Celebration of Latina Motherhood at the Zimmer Children’s Museum

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Next week I will be representing SpanglishBaby at the Zimmer Children’s Museum on Wednesday, May 8th from 2:30-5pm for a free afternoon of play that celebrates Latina motherhood! I would love to meet some of you there! Bring your kids and your Moms for a special afternoon where you will enjoy a bilingual concert by Birdie’s Playhouse, make a tea hat for Mami, and enjoy bilingual story time. Food will be provided by Chipotle. Yum! Plus, each family present will beRead More ...

A Week of SpanglishBaby Moms: A Tribute to my Bilingual Mamá

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The story of my mom is not that of a single mom who sacrificed everything to make sure I had a better life. Or of an immigrant mom who came to this country not knowing a word of English and raised three successful professionals by working two jobs. Neither is it the story of a mom who slaved in the kitchen to ensure we had the most comforting home-cooked meals to cure all our ailments. No, the story of myRead More ...

Week of SpanglishBaby Moms: A Commitment to Spanish

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There are so many wonderful reasons why I love being a mom to a bilingual and bicultural child. And beyond the long-term benefits that it will have for my son as he navigates through life, I keep coming back to a nostalgic feeling of keeping a connection between my son and my home country of Venezuela. I was born in Caracas and we moved to the Unites States in 1980 when I was just 6-years-old. According to my mother, IRead More ...

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