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Every morning this month we've been posting "You Know You're Latina When…" quotes on Facebook inspired by Latinas like you and I. It doesn't matter if you were born in the U.S. and only speak English or if you were born in Latin America, but have been living in the U.S. for decades, we can all relate!
I have listed the quotes based on the responses they've gotten from the fans of our "I Love Being Latina" Facebook page. Take a look!
A recent study revealed that Latino kids are "half as likely to have family members read to them, and a third less likely to be sung to or have stories told to" compared to their white, non-Latino peers. This basically means that Latino kids are starting kindergarten with a clear disadvantage over non-Latino kids who are also more likely to attend preschool!
When my son was diagnosed deaf, his speech therapist gave me three tips that I credit for my son's success. He is now 17. He is profoundly deaf but uses a cochlear implant to "hear" and he ranks among the top 5% in his high school. I promise you that if you and your family implement these tips from birth through Kindergarten, it will pay off for the rest of their lives!
My familia and I recently spent five amazing days in Puerto Rico. This time, we stayed with friends who grew up on the Island which was a totally different experience! Here are 5 things that we learned and experienced about Puerto Rico that I didn't know!Continue Reading >
My family loves when I make meals that can be adapted to fit their individual tastes. These dishes are usually easy to make, affordable and fun. This "made-to-order" food can be made with quesadillas, tacos and pizza. Take a look at my make-your-own pizza recipe.
This week I tried this custom-made approach with omelette and it was a hit!
Every summer I create a playlist that includes the best Latin and American hits that my familia and friends--a blend of Latinos and Gringos--can enjoy while barbequing, hanging at the beach or at our house. Before recommending them to my friends I make sure that the Latin songs are popular with my gringo audience--in other words that they've been gringo approved and tested.