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Thanksgiving: A Multilingual & Multicultural Affair

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Editor’s note: While we spend a lot of time talking about Latin American traditions, truth is we’re raising bicultural children. Since nothing could be more representative of American culture than Thanksgiving, we decided to bring you a few essays related to this tradition, which most Latinos have so happily embraced. After all, how can we say no to food, family and being grateful, right? Thanksgiving gives us a chance to reflect on our lives to be aware of and thankfulRead More ...

¡Muchas Gracias!

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Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you’re spending time with your family and friends, eating delicious food and feeling loved. Today, I want to take the time to thank the two little people responsible for the existence of SpanglishBaby, our daughters, Camila and Vanessa. In the past three years, we’ve shared stories about them and our journey to raise them bilingual and bicultural. But I don’t think we’ve ever really stopped to tell you that without them, this blog wouldn’t exist. ItRead More ...

This Thanksgiving I’m Thankful for our Differences

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My family has always celebrated Thanksgiving, and as long as I remember it has marked the official start of the holiday season. Last year, I wrote about how mi familia comes together for the holidays, and how it makes for a crowded and busy time. Now that I have a family of my own, we alternate holidays with each side of the family, allowing our kids the opportunity to form memories with everyone in their large, beautiful, diverse family. It’s not always easy.Read More ...

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you enjoy your pavo, guajolote, or chompipe!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! We hope you’re enjoying the holiday surrounded by those you love! We are so thankful for many, many things this year, but especially for the awesome bilingual and bicultural community you’ve helped us create. ¡Gracias! I’ve been wanting to write this following post for a while and then I realized today’s the day because the Thanksgiving menu lends itself perfectly for this. The variations in the Spanish language have always interested me. As I’veRead More ...

So Many Reasons to be Thankful!

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For some reason I can’t even explain, I’ve always said Thanksgiving is not a holiday I feel connected to…until now. You see, even though I’ve never hosted a Thanksgiving feast, I’ve always attended one. It’s usually over at my sister’s who loves to entertain and always has the best and most delicious concoctions for any feast. This year, however, she’s not around and for the past couple of weeks, I’ve had this strange feeling, a kind of empty feeling everyRead More ...

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