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

Nostalgia for our '80s


I love taking walks down memory lane, particularly if it means reliving the awesome '80s--the decade I grew up in. So many amazing things came out of the '80s: music, movies, boy bands, telenovelas and toys that we'll never forget. Remember the Cabbage Patch Kids? How about your beloved Walkman? Take a look at the following slideshow and live the grandeur of the '80s all over again.

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8 Crafts to make with your kids to celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth


Although I think we should celebrate our Latino heritage all year long, there's nothing wrong with taking advantage of #HispanicHeritageMonth to motivate your children to be proud of their roots. I'm not the expert when it comes to crafts, but my kids love them, so I make an effort to make these with them whenever possible. Check out these eight easy and fun Hispanic Heritage Month crafts you can do with yours!

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12 Manualidades para celebrar el Día de los Muertos con tus hijos


El Dia de los Muertos es una de mis tradiciones culturales favoritas para celebrar con mis hijos. Este año, vamos a preparar un altar para mi papá, su abuelito, quien falleció hace 11 años y a quien mis hijos no tuvieron la fortuna de conocer. Pero los altares no son la única manera de celebrar este día tan importante. A continuación, 12 otras manualidades que puedes hacer con tus hijos. 


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This is how to raise your kids to be #ProudLatinos

Hispanic Heritage Month is in full swing and although in my house we celebrate our Latino culture all year long, this is a great time to remind your kids where their ancestors come from and why our traditions should be passed along. While this may be easier for some families than for others, the truth is that you don't have to go crazy trying to maintain our culture alive so that your kids can be #ProudLatinos.

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Niños en marcha

5 Tips importantes para cuando tu bebé empieza a caminar

Una de las etapas más bonitas de un bebé es cuando empieza a caminar. Yo jamás olvidaré la emoción que sentí cuando vi a mis hijos dar sus primeros pasitos. Si tu bebé ya está gateando, hay varias cosas que debes tener en mente para así estar lista cuando empiece a caminar--algo que va a pasar en menos de lo que te imaginas.

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