hispanic culture

Bilingual Learning with El Perro y El Gato: A Hispanic Heritage Month {Giveaway}


As you know, I try my best to raise my children in a bilingual environment. I speak Spanish to them as much as possible, as do my parents, we sing songs in Spanish, read Spanish or bilingual books, and sometimes, we also watch cartoons in Spanish. My husband is very supportive in this effort and […]

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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


“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


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

Puerto Rico

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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