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
For the past few weeks I've been debating whether or not I should send my 4-year-old son to Kindergarten come fall. The cut-off is October 1 and his birthday is the last day of August, so for all intents and purposes, he meets the age requirement. But does that means he's ready? I kind of went through a similar debate with my daughter, whose birthday is at the end of July, but we were pretty confident she was ready much quicker than with our son.
So, how do you determine if your child is ready for Kindergarten?
It's nothing new, but this idea seems to be getting more and more popular among parents who are so exhausted that they claim they have no time for sex. According to a survey by British parenting website Netmums, 6 out of 10 couples admit having to schedule when they're going to be intimate, just like they would their child's soccer practice. Otherwise, they can go for weeks without having sex.
If that works for them, more power to them ... but I'm not so sure I could do it.Continue Reading >
Una maravillosa abuelita se ofreció a ser madre suplente para ayudar a su hijo y a su nuera por segunda vez. Sandy Lawrence dio a luz a su nieto, Jarrett Jacob, el miércoles en Missouri después de haber dado a luz a su nieta hace dos años. La abuelita de 50 años dice que hizo lo que cualquier madre haría por su hijo.Continue Reading >
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is under fire for using a super offensive name to identify a recent anti-gang sweep. While hard to believe, the name they chosen is "Operation Guacamole," but the department claims there's a perfectly reasonable explanation for their blatant racism...Continue Reading >
Una nueva tendencia conocida como NekNomination o NekNominate está de moda entre los adolescentes y debes estar al tanto de qué se trata porque es extremadamente peligrosa. Resulta que los jóvenes se están retando los unos a los otros a beber alcohol en cantidades exhorbitantes en un corto tiempo y de las maneras más disparatadas posibles. Después de completar el reto, la persona nomina a otro para que haga lo mismo o algo aún más loco. Todo esto sucede y se promueve a través de las redes sociales.
Lamentablemente, ya han habido dos muertes a causa de esta estupidez y lo más probable es que los números sigan aumentando.Continue Reading >