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Sharing Heritage By Keeping Memories Alive and Creating New Ones

Latino Culture

As I’ve mentioned before, my father has dementia. He was diagnosed with it about three years ago, but began to show symptoms close to six years now. His dementia manifests itself in many forms and shows in various things my dad says and does. Forgetting things is not all it’s about, but it does play […]

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

Giveaways

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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Old-fashioned Lessons Inherited from My Mami

Latino Culture

Photo: Melissa Audrey Last week, my mami fell ill and was in bed for a day and a half. Since my dad has dementia, he’s unable to help in such circumstances. Thankfully, my Tía (aunt) was staying at my mom’s house and was able to help mami out a bit before calling me to come over […]

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Small Steps Towards Creating Healthy Habits {#CheckinforCheckups Giveaway}

Giveaways

Last month I shared information with you about my role in the Check-in for Checkups campaign and the goal of the program. As a reminder, the Check-in for Checkups program was designed to help the Children’s Health Fund provide health checkups to children in need. The idea is that for every healthy habit shared on […]

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