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
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!Continue Reading >
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.Continue Reading >
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.
Ask anyone who has been trying to learn to speak Spanish for a while what's the most difficult part is and you'll undoubtedly hear this: "Rolling my R's!" Am I right? And, believe it or not, this is a problem even for native speakers! My children's first language is Spanish and they still had trouble learning how to roll their R's, that's why I spent a good amount of time trying to figure out what I could do to help them out and today I'm sharing my findings.Continue Reading >
Dia de los Muertos is one of my favorite cultural traditions to celebrate with my children. This year, we're working on making an altar for my dad, their abuelito, who passed away 10 years ago and whom my kids didn't have the fortune to meet. But if an altar is too much for your family, here are 13 awesome Day of the Dead crafts you can work on to celebrate this very special day.Continue Reading >