6 Tips to Prepare for Baby’s Arrival

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Huggies. As always, all opinions are my own. Nothing can really prepare you for that magical day when your baby arrives home for the very first time and all of a sudden you’ve truly become a family. You’ve spent months dreaming about this day and making sure every single detail is in order. The nesting stage seems to have put you in overdrive when it comes to making sure that everything your baby willRead More ...

The One Mistake I Made Raising a Bilingual Child

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We all make mistakes, right? Especially along this journey of parenthood, we know that we constantly just don’t know and we try our best every single day. There really isn’t a single parenting manual that is a one-size-fits-all or that’s customized to your particular child and/or parenting journey. But we do have each other. We have other parents that are open enough to share the good and the bad, the pretty and the ugly, and do it without giving orRead More ...

A Reassurance of Love

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“Es igualita al papá,” most will say when they meet my daughter and realize that her mischievous expressions, accompanied by a cynical laughter, are almost a complete replica of her dad’s. Much to her papi’s delight, Camila loves to tell and be told a good joke and is already on her way to being a very creative prankster. I, on the other hand, wasn’t born, nor did I ever cultivate, an outwardly funny bone or jokester attitude. I can’t rememberRead More ...

5 Years of Bilingual Parenting

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My son, Isaías, enjoying a Florida winter. Tomorrow, my son turns 5. It seems like a new milestone, like he’s moving into the big kid phase. He’s tying his shoes and learning to ride a bike without training wheels. Kindergarten is right around the corner, and I’m sure time will continue to whizz by as he discovers elementary school life. Isaiah’s 5th birthday isn’t just a turning point for him, though. It’s a day for me to pause and reflectRead More ...

Our Bilingual Family May Get Bigger — We’re Looking Into Adoption

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I have news to share: My husband and I have finally decided that we’re ready to become foster parents with the goal to adopt. It’s been beautiful and practical to be a family of three, but for months now I’ve been feeling the longing and even the readiness to welcome a new being into our familia. However, we’re still grounded in reality and know our limitations as far as the economic and time pressures we have. I just turned 40Read More ...

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