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 Tips to keep kids entertained on Thanksgiving

There is nothing that bores children more than going to a party for adults where no one has thought about them and their needs. So if you don't want your Thanksgiving feast to be ruined by a few bored kids or you're worried that your children won't be able to last too long at the dinner you've been invited to, here are five tips to make sure they're entertained and a good time can be had by all!

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QUIZ: Are you having a boy or a girl?

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Congratulations on your pregnancy! One of the most exciting parts of being pregnant is finding out the sex of your baby. Although, these days, you can find out as early as at the 13-week mark, there are a bunch of traditional tricks you can use to determine if you're having a boy or a girl way before that and without the need of an ultrasound. Some call them old wives tales, but many swear by them. Good thing is that none of them are harmful to you or your baby, so give them a try by taking this quiz and find out!

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'Tis the season for familia

9 Bilingual holiday books to share with your niños

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I love reading to my kids. Books have always helped me explain certain concepts and traditions to them and Christmas is no exception. Although we don't own a bunch of bilingual books about the holidays, we do have a couple of really good ones and, through the years, I've found several more at our local library. 

Check out my list of recommendations:

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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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