Roxana A. Soto
I'm a Peruvian immigrant who moved to Miami at 14. As a journalist, I've been creating bilingual/bicultural content for print, online and television for 20 years. I'm also a mom and my Puerto Rican husband and I are raising our two kids – Vanessa + Santiago – in gorgeous Colorado where they're growing up between two worlds and in two languages. In 2009, I co-founded SpanglishBaby a site for parents raising bilingual and bicultural children. Our first book Bilingual is Better was published in September 2012.I know I'm Latina when...
my children call me mami.
Roxana A.'s Latest Posts
After being a stay-at-home mom for several years, I had to go back to work when my youngest son was 10 months old. Since I couldn't fathom the idea of leaving him in a daycare center so young, we decided to hire a nanny. Someone recommended a male college student who wanted to become a teacher, but I didn't even consider him as an option because, in all honesty, male nannies, babysitters, instructors and coaches gave me the creeps.Continue Reading >
When I first wrote about Leslie Rivera last week, I knew her story would have a very sad ending, but I never imagined it would happen so quickly. The 18-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia back in April and was told her survival chances were pretty slim. Two weeks ago, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Leslie was granted her wish to marry her high school sweetheart, Daniel Mendez, who had lovingly and selflessly taken care of her from the beginning.
On Wednesday, Leslie lost her battle against cancer.Continue Reading >
La doctora Angela Siler-Fisher debe haber estado cegada por los celos cuando decidió cometer un delito que la mandó a la cárcel en Houston y puede haber puesto su futuro profesional en peligro. Según la policía, la mujer de 42 años se metió a la fuerza en la casa de la supuesta amante de su marido, Brandon Fisher, y escribió varios insultos en el espejo del baño con lápiz labial rojo. La doctora también llamó a su rival amenazándola que la iba a golpear y le mandó 25 mensajes de texto en 16 horas.Continue Reading >
Siempre que escucho historias acerca de jovencitas que caen en la prostitución pienso que eso nunca le podría ocurrir a mi hija. Pero de acuerdo a algunas víctimas de esclavitud sexual esto es algo que le puede pasar a cualquier niña, sin importar su crianza. De hecho, una de las chicas que cayó en este pervertido mundo, dice que vivía una doble vida y sus padres ni enterados.Continue Reading >
When Evelyn Taveras met a spiritual healer called Dorian in a well-known mall in South Florida, she says she trusted him immediately. The 36-year-old woman had been soul-searching and had recently become more spiritual. Since Dorian seemed so humble and knowledgeable, she decided to follow his recommendations. That's how this swindler managed to convince this poor woman that she was possessed by evil spirits and that the only way she could be saved was through a cleanse that ended up costing her dearly.Continue Reading >