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I’m Thankful for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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As I get ready to welcome friends and family to my house to celebrate Thanksgiving, I can’t help but be thankful for a wondrous place called St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which I was fortunate enough to visit last week. I know it’s weird to describe a hospital as wondrous, but I’m sure that if you’d visit, you’d feel the same way. You see, despite being a hospital for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, St. Jude is aRead More ...

#GivingTuesday For Bilingual Education

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Today we’ll all be making history together as we join a new movement called #GivingTuesday. We’re all way too familiar and entrenched with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but what about a day honoring the tradition of being grateful that we can even enjoy those “celebrations” and give back to others as much as we were able to get deals for us? That’s exactly the idea behind #GivingTuesday, a concept I learned about back in September when I was invitedRead More ...

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Un Árbol de Gratitud

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The very first Thanksgiving my husband and I spent together, was only three months after we had met and started dating.What a valiant boyfriend, to accept an invitation home to meet my family on one of my family’s favorite holidays! This intimidating family feast included 60 of my aunts, uncles and cousins in an animated sit-down dinner. As Toño followed the boisterous conversations, he may not have captured all of the English — but the warm hugs and laughter gaveRead More ...

Ingredients For A Thanksgiving Drama: Butter, Bread and Abuela’s Recipes

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The biggest fights in the early part of my marriage revolved around a recipe. A Thanksgiving recipe. For stuffing no less! It sounds absolutely ridiculous to me now, typing those words out loud — and frustrating that we wasted so much emotion over an innocuous mass of old bread and drippings. But then, it really wasn’t a battle of corn versus white bread to begin with. If this fight had a name it would be Babita v. Hazel, the battle ofRead More ...

Thanksgiving: Celebrating an American Tradition Abroad

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Thanksgiving — the date in November — has never meant much to me. When I was growing up, I was in Costa Rica, and the fourth Thursday in November was just another day. My brother and I were busy with school, my parents with work. My American father would usually make a casual comment in reference to the day, and I had memories of spending Thanksgivings past with his family in California when I was very little, but that wasRead More ...

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