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

15 Books that are perfect gifts for bilingual kids


I love books and I've passed on my love of reading to both my kids, especially my daughter. One of the ways I've done this is by making sure that my kids have access to all kinds of books, particularly in Spanish or in both languages, since I'm trying to raise them bilingual. 

Here's a list of some of my children's favorite bilingual books. As you'll see, there's something for everyone's interests.

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10 Best gifts for bilingual kids


The one thing I've promised myself this holiday season is to avoid waiting until the last minute to get gifts for everyone on my list. And since several of those on my list speak English and Spanish, including my children, I've already started searching for the perfect gifts for bilingual kids.

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5 Tips para mantener tu piel hidratada en el invierno (FOTOS)


Ya no falta mucho para que llegue el invierno, y lo más probable es que tu piel sea la más afectada y tú ni te des cuenta. Vivo en uno de los estados más secos del país, así que siempre me estoy preocupando por hidratar mi piel. Pero aún si vives en lugares que tienden a ser más húmedos, lo cierto es que entre las gélidas temperaturas, la calefacción y las duchas con agua hirviendo que la mayoría de nosotras solemos tomar para calentar un poco nuestros cuerpos, nuestra piel tiende a deshidratarse más que nunca.

Así que aquí te comparto unos consejitos para que mantengas tu piel hidratada ahora que llega el invierno:

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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?


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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