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. 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. My first book, Bilingual is Betterwas published in 2012.

I know I'm Latina when...

my children call me mami.

Roxana A.'s Latest Posts

6 Fun videos in Spanish to share with your bilingual kids

I have yet to meet a kid who doesn't like watching YouTube videos. Mine are no exception. And since videos in Spanish are a great option for those of us raising bilingual kids, I'm always on the lookout for good stuff out there. I hope the six I'm sharing here will be useful to you and fun for your kids!

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Christina Aguilera gives birth to baby girl!

Christina Aguilera become a mom for the second time on Saturday when she gave birth to a baby girl at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The newborn baby girl's father is Christina's fiance, Matthew Rutler. The 33-year-old artist already has a 6-year-old son from her first marriage to Jordan Bratman. 


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Lola Ponce y Aaron Díaz ¡son padres por segunda vez!

¡Ya nació la segunda hija de la artista argentina Lola Ponce y el actor mexicano Aaron Díaz! Hasta el momento, los únicos detalles que conocemos es que la niña se llama Regina Díaz Ponce y que nació el sábado en la ciudad de Miami. De hecho, la pareja famosa le avisó a todos sus seguidores en las redes sociales cuando iba camino al hospital a través de dos videos.

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Brutal beating of autistic teen caught on tape will enrage you (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

It happened during a house party last weekend. Aaron Hill, a 16-year-old autistic teen, was brutally beaten by 18-year-old Andrew Wheeler in Okeechobee, Florida. The horrific incident was caught on tape and the video went viral after being uploaded to Facebook. Wheeler was arrested and now people all over the world are understandably outraged and demand justice for Aaron. 

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5 Free apps to help your kids speak Spanish


Although I've written about some great apps out there to help your kids learn Spanish, today I just want to concentrate on those that are completely free. Seems like every time I check on iTunes there's at least a couple new ones. The thing about apps is that it's so normal for kids to use them that they won't even realize they're actually learning Spanish along the way!

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