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

13 Dia de los Muertos crafts your kids will love!


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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Jorge Bernal comparte todas las FOTOS del nacimiento de su hija


Jorge Bernal, la queridísima estrella de Telemundo, se convirtió en padre por segunda vez el jueves por la noche cuando nació su hijita Kylie. Después de mandar un mensaje con todos los detalles del nacimiento a través de sus cuentas en las redes sociales, el presentador de Suelta la Sopa, fue compartiendo una por una fotos del hermoso acontecimiento y ¡aquí las tenemos todas!

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Ninel Conde shares first photo of baby Emmanuel

It's been four days since Ninel Conde gave birth to her baby boy Emmanuel and she's finally sharing the first picture with all of us! She posted it on her Instagram account and it's one of the most endearing and sweetest photos that most moms like to capture of their newborns. Whenever I look back at similar pictures of my own two kids. I'm always amazed by how incredibly quickly those few first weeks go by! 

Check it out and tell us what you think!

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6 Surprising ways it's better to grow up bilingual

Raising your children bilingual is one of the greatest decisions you can make as a parent. My parents did it with me and now I'm doing the same with my two kids. My reasons are a bit different than my parents', but in the end, it's all about the advantages of being bilingual, which are countless!

My daughter is 8 and she's finally starting to realize the power of bilingualism on her own--and nothing could make me happier! Check out a few of the advantages kids who grow up bilingual enjoy.

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