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Ana Roca Castro is a social entrepreneur and the founder of Latinos in Social Media #Latism, the largest organization of Latino professionals engaged in social media. She is also the publisher of Plaza Familia, a national multiplatform/bilingual magazine for Latino parents. The Plaza is also the home of KidsFunPlaza, a platform that offers fun, educational games and teaching tools for parents and teachers who seek culturally relevant content. Ana’s most important role is to be a mom to three energetic and creative boys and a 2-year-old geek princess. Ana’s priority will always be to raise happy kids who see the beauty in diversity and understand the need to change the world — one cause at a time.

Nora The Latina Geek Princess

Nora The Latina Geek Princess

I’ve been having fun with Disney’s newest app: Story It’s a great app for moms because it captures the moments.  Too many times I feel like I lose the moment and that explains my obsession with photography.  Now Vines has become my new obsession.  The best part Storybox is that I can add context to MORE »

Keeping My Latino Traditions During the Holidays

Keeping My Latino Traditions During the Holidays

For most Latinos the holidays aren’t over on New Year’s Day.  The celebration goes for another week until the Three Kings Day. In many Latin American countries (and Spain) that’s when kids receive their gifts. The tradition is to have the kids leave water, grass and candy to the three kings and their camels.  Instead, MORE »

Global Motherhood Means Global Sisterhood

Global Motherhood Means Global Sisterhood

When you help a mom you help a sister. You support not only her family but her entire community. Who didn’t cry last week whenever we saw the mothers in Newtown? Who doesn’t feel her breast swollen in front of a breastfeeding mom? Who doesn’t spend crazy hours reliving every single detail of each labor? This is why I MORE »

Mami I’m Brown

Mami I’m Brown

The other day, Pepe (my oldest) came home from a field trip and started a pretty interesting conversation: Pepe: Mami, I’m brown. Me: That’s right Pepe, Isn’t that great? (with a super exciting face to show him no sorrow nor shame) Pepe: Yeah Mami, but I’m brown Me: And that’s the best color one could MORE »

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