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My Quinceañero – Reminiscing on a Latino Tradition

Puerto Rico

You know how a lot of women say they dreamed of their wedding ever since they were little girls? For me, I would think about my Quinceañero. Ever since I learned about this tradition and knew that I’d have a choice of celebrating with such a party, I knew that I wanted one. I’d sit […]

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What Does Being Latina Mean to Me?

Puerto Rico

This post was first published on October 7, 2009. Since I’m speaking today on a panel titled “Latinas in Social Media” at the BlogHer 2010 conference and exploring how being Latina influences our social media interactions, I thought this post was timely. I’ve been asked a difficult question. I was asked to write about what […]

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The Gifts We Get And Give

guest-posts

Guest post by Melissa Minchala of Mis Hijos También, where she seeks to create a community of Hispanic parents that can support each other in their traditions. Melissa is the first born child to an immigrant Ecuadorian father and first generation Puerto Rican mother and is a mother of 4 children. Find Melissa on her […]

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Celebrating Three Kings Day

Puerto Rico

Happy Three Kings Day! Feliz Dí­a de los Tres Reyes Magos! We did it. Last year, after not celebrating, I resolved to celebrate Three Kings Day this year. And, though it’s a normal work day and baby girl is at preschool today, she did get her gift this morning and participated in the traditional Three […]

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Celebrating Christmas Eve with Coquito!

Puerto Rico

It’s Noche Buena…Feliz Navidad! It may sound strange, but as I’ve mentioned before, Christmas Eve is actually the day that we get together and celebrate. Normally, our whole family gathers at someone’s house and we have our typical Noche Buena dinner. A traditional Puerto Rican Christmas Eve dinner has the following dishes: Arroz con Gandules […]

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