Something special has happened this year because music, song and dance have completely transformed our holiday with a beautiful and positive energy.
“Mami, I want to give gifts to kids that don’t have any gifts,” said my 6-year-old daughter in a very serious and, most importantly, convinced tone this week. She’s babbled these words out before, but this is the first time I can see she actually means them. It’s like she finally grasped the concept that Christmas MORE »
“We want people to remember our faces… because we don’t want anyone else to go through what we’ve gone through. Remember the pain that’s in our faces when we have to talk about our daughter no longer being here. We want you to remember there are things you can do instead of being in this MORE »
A few original ways to create personalized gifts featuring your child’s artwork!
I have a Google Alert set up with the keywords “Spanish for Children” to monitor that trend for fodder for my posts about raising bilingual kids here and on SpanglishBaby. Yesterday’s email alert was flooded with headlines about Gwyneth Paltrow “urging” and even “forcing” her kids to speak Spanish to her. The gossip headlines ranged MORE »
Disney’s California Adventure has added a Latino-style Christmas to their special holidays celebrations. ¡Viva Navidad! embodies the spirit of the festive environment with which most Latin American countries celebrate la Navidad. We Latinos love to make everything a party, play loud music, dance, eat, and be surrounded by family and friends. ¡Viva Navidad!, happening at MORE »
Those of us embarking on the journey of raising bilingual kids know that even though we wouldn’t have it any other way, it definitely is not an easy thing to do. Not only does it require commitment, ingenuity, planning and consistency, but also a sense of hyper awareness because we’re always placing language input as MORE »
October 29 marks the first anniversary of the wake of devastation left after Hurricane Sandy ripped through New York and New Jersey leaving a death toll of 162 and 650,000 homes affected. Not only were homes distressed, schools and more than 250 child care centers were damaged, leaving thousands of children deeply affected by the MORE »
I have no shame whatsoever in admitting that I’m a wanna-do-it-all kind of woman that finally, finally, came to terms a few years ago with the fact that no one can do it all — especially not me. I let go of my ridiculous quest for balance, and instead embraced the fact that balance in MORE »
I admit to being obsessed with astrology for many years now. Not a day goes by that I don’t check my Susan Miller Astrology Zone app for my daily horoscope and I get my astral projections done and read twice per year now with Sue Valencia, an astrologer and blogger from México. Why am I MORE »
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