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
A man was cleaning out his mother's house after her death when he discovered something that made him run out screaming. According to a maintenance worker at the mobile park where the lady had lived, the man said he'd found something very weird inside a foot locker. After calling the police, it was determined that the gruesome discovery were the skeletal remains of two infants!Continue Reading >
Tashawna Caldwell was hysterical when police arrived at her home in South Texas on Sunday and found she had stabbed her almost 2-year-old son to death with a kitchen knife. Her older sister and her 7-month-old son, whom Caldwell had also hurt in the vicious attack, were barricaded in a bedroom. Caldwell was arrested and charged with capital murder, which makes the 26-year-old mom eligible for the death penalty.
But what caused her to commit such a brutal act?Continue Reading >
Two women were going through a dumpster looking for aluminum cans late Thursday night in Mesa, Arizona when they made a grisly discovery: the body of a teen girl who'd been strangled to death. Police later identified her as Claudia Lucero, a 14-year-old whose mother had reported her missing when she didn't come back from school. Now, the mom's ex-boyfriend has been charged with killing her, but not before committing another heinous crime against her.Continue Reading >
Kids love to sing or at least mine do. And music is a great way to expose your kids to Spanish. So since Nochebuena is right around the corner, why not teach them a few Christmas carols in Spanish? Known as villancicos, there are some really beautiful options out there. But if you don't know any or you don't remember the ones from your own childhood, check out the list below that includes videos of my kids favorite villancicos:Continue Reading >
Si estás embarazada o lo has estado antes, lo más probable es que hayas padecido de uno de los síntomas más comunes cuando una está encinta. Me refiero a la picazón o comezón que a veces nos dan ganas de arrancarnos la piel de tan fuerte que puede ser. Por lo general, esto es algo pasajero que suele sentirse más que nada en la panza porque la piel se está estirando o porque hay un mayor suministro de sangre. Pero a veces esta comezón puede ser una señal de algo mucho más grave que puede poner la vida de tu bebé en peligro.Continue Reading >