Roxana A. Soto

I'm a Peruvian immigrant who moved to Miami at 14 after living in Argentina, Mexico and South Africa. I'm a bilingual, multimedia journalist with over 20 years experience. I'm the co-founder of SpanglishBaby, a site for parents raising bilingual and bicultural children, and the co-author of Bilingual is Better. But my most important role is that of mom of 2 kids whom my husband and I are raising between two worlds and with two languages.

I know I'm Latina when...

my children call me mami.

Roxana A.'s Latest Posts
Thanksgiving

5 Bilingual children's books perfect for Thanksgiving

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It's hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This is a favorite holiday for Latinos because it brings together all the things we love: spending time with family and good friends while eating delicious food. It's also a great time to teach little ones about the true meaning of el Día de Acción de Gracias. In other words, we can take advantage of this day to teach or kids about gratitude and being thankful for even the smallest things in our lives. One of the easiest ways to do that is by reading them books like the ones below, which happen to be bilingual or in Spanish. 

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Holiday Activities con los Niños​

Manualidad: Tarjetas de gratitud para el Día de Acción de Gracias

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Yo no soy de hacer muchas manualidades con mis hijos, pero últimamente estoy tratando de cambiar eso intentando hacer algunos proyectos fáciles pero bonitos. Hace unas semanas, cuando comenzaron a caerse las hojas de los árboles de nuestro vecindario, decidimos salir a recoger una variedad de diferentes colores y formas para hacer unas lindas tarjetas de agradecimiento que mis hijos van a compartir con nuestros familiares.

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6 Ways to teach your bilingual children to roll their R's

Ask anyone who has been trying to learn to speak Spanish for a while what's the most difficult part is and you'll undoubtedly hear this: "Rolling my R's!" Am I right? And, believe it or not, this is a problem even for native speakers! My children's first language is Spanish and they still had trouble learning how to roll their R's, that's why I spent a good amount of time trying to figure out what I could do to help them out and today I'm sharing my findings.

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13 Dia de los Muertos crafts your kids will love!

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Dia de los Muertos is one of my favorite cultural traditions to celebrate with my children. This year, we're working on making an altar for my dad, their abuelito, who passed away 10 years ago and whom my kids didn't have the fortune to meet. But if an altar is too much for your family, here are 13 awesome Day of the Dead crafts you can work on to celebrate this very special day. 

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Mom carries her dead baby around for a day & even the police doesn't notice

Kayelisa Martin, a young mother who must have been delirious, killed her 14-month-old baby and then carried him around for a day without anybody noticing. She even took the body to a police station in Canton, Ohio, where she filled out an accident report and not a single cop realized the baby was dead.

How is that even possible?

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