Latino Culture

Our Trip to Puerto Rico: Must-Do Wish List

Puerto Rico

I told my husband that I wanted to celebrate my upcoming 35th birthday in a big way. I wasn’t sure what I wanted exactly, but just felt an urge to “do something big for my birthday.” Being the incredible husband that he is, he responded with, “Want to go to Puerto Rico?” So, a couple […]

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The Time My Daughter’s Multicultural Voice was Called Un-American

Baby Girl

“Mommy, when Mrs. [Teacher] was talking to us about the Southwest region, she called the Rio Grande, Rio Grand. I told her it’s pronounced Rio Gran-de, not Grand, and she said, ‘Well, yes, if you were Mexican or Spanish, you’d say it like that, but if you’re American, we say Grand.’ I didn’t say anything […]

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Living in 2 Culturas, A Bicultural Story by René Colato Laínez

Kids

For the 3rd year in a row, Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL) is hosting their Día Blog Hop in honor of Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)! This year, the blog hop has paired up 12 Latino authors and illustrators with 12 Latina bloggers to promote Latino children’s literacy. The event kicked off yesterday, […]

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Appetizer Idea for Lent! Puerto Rican Tostones with Shrimp & Tomato Topping Recipe {Video}

Puerto Rico

We are almost 4 weeks into the Lenten season and you may be looking for unique seafood or fish recipes you can serve your family for those meatless Fridays. I don’t know if your family was/is the same as mine, but once Ash Wednesday came around, we honored the Lenten season by abstaining from meat […]

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Fun, Simple Three Kings’ Day Craft for Kids!

Kids

While the holidays may be over for many of you, in many Latino households (including ours) we’re anxiously awaiting for Three Kings’ Day (El Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos)! Always celebrated on January 6th, Three Kings’ Day honors the journey of The Three Wise Men to meet Jesus. It’s a special holiday, one I’m […]

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