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How to Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

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For weeks now, most have been getting ready for Halloween with costumes, decorations, pumpkin patches and carvings and all-around spookiness.  I’ve never been a big Halloween celebrator, but I’m obviously getting into it now that my girl can have fun with it.  Which is really what this holiday is for-just having fun, getting great pictures and over-dosing on all sorts of sweets. In our bicultural home we also have a fondness for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),Read More ...

Take advantage of Hispanic Heritage Month

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Today is the first day of a month-long celebration of anything and everything Hispanic, or Latino, as we like to call ourselves. Over 20 years ago, then President Ronald Reagan enacted into law Hispanic Heritage Month, a 30-day period which starts on September 15th and ends on October 15th to recognize the contributions of Hispanics in this country. Today, September 15th, has always been a fiesta day in my calendar since my second home-El Salvador- celebrates the anniversary of itsRead More ...

How do you say: Happy Birthday?

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I absolutely love summer…for a lot of reasons, but mainly because my daughter is a summer baby which means we get to celebrate her cumpleaños outdoors in the melting heat (as opposed to indoors hiding from the snow.) In fact, both Vanessa and Camila were born pretty much in the middle of the summer, so both Ana and I will be celebrating their birthdays pretty soon. This got me thinking about a little tradition we have at our house regardingRead More ...

Video of the Week + More: ¡Viva Cinco de Mayo!

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You have no idea how touchy my Chilango (i.e. Mexico City born and raised) husband got when I told him I wanted the three of us to actually celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year. Why would a Mexican not want to celebrate a Mexican holiday? Well, because this is a holiday that, truth be told, has become very commercial – like most every other holiday – and, thus, has lost it’s true meaning. Aside from the fact that this isn’tRead More ...

I bet you know some of these songs…

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Just a few lines to say hola and to tell you all that today I’m actually a guest blogger over at Latin Baby Book Club and I would love it if you went over there to check out my entry about an awesome book called, Pon, pon: A jugar con el bebé! ...

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