hispanic culture

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Latino Culture

Photo: Jose Oquendo Having been born in Puerto Rico and growing up in a Latino household with parents that maintained our culture alive, celebrating our culture wasn’t something that was on our minds. We sort of lived it and “celebrated” every day. Now that my culture has blended with that of my husband’s and we […]

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Not Much of a Woman – Es Poca Mujer

Latino Culture

“Es poca mujer.” These were words I heard at various points growing up and that have stuck with me. Literally it means “she’s not much of a woman,” but the phrase is used to mean a woman is not strong enough or cannot handle a situation. For example, if a woman is unable to handle […]

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Raising Latinos

guest-posts

The following is a guest post by Maria Castro. Lately, I have been reflecting on some of the ways that I could expose my sons more to Latino culture. There are many ways that my husband and I model cultural practices at home such as the kinds of foods we cook and spices we use, […]

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The Importance of Keeping Cultural Traditions Alive

guest-posts

I’m on maternity leave as of December 8: The following is a guest post by Roxana A. Soto. There’s really no better way to expose our children to our Latino culture than to travel with them to the place where we — or our family members — were born. We try to travel to both […]

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Resources to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Your Kids

Puerto Rico

Today is the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Unlike other heritage months, where an actual calendar month is dedicated, Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 – October 15 each year. This year’s theme is “Heritage, Diversity, Integrity and Honor: The Renewed Hope of America” and because my husband and I are big […]

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