I have sat on this post for many days, writing, re-writing and looking for a perfect title. I’ll be honest, I was at a loss for words. How do we have this conversation with our sweet 9 year old?
I’m Frances a native Spanish speaker, married to a Southern gentleman and a multicultural & Latina mamá to a tween. I started blogging when my son was 4 years old.
This blog is the story of our lives, a multicultural family living, learning and discovering the world through our son’s eyes.
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Remembering and honoring the dead in Guatemala is very different from other Latin American countries. In Santiago y Sumpango Sacatepéquez, on All Day’s Saints on November 1st, they celebrate el Festival de Barriletes Gigantes. You can read more on this celebration on Multicultural Kid Blogs: Guatemala With Kids: The Sumpango
Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated in October and Native American Heritage Month is celebrated during the month of November. Last year I wrote a lengthy post on Taíno children’s books to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day but somehow I lost it when I updated my blog. Eeek! I know! Nonetheless, I
José Ramón Andrés Puerta was born on July 13, 1969, Mieres, Spain. He is a world-renowned celebrity-chef, philanthropist and a 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. He owns various restaurants in the U.S.A and has been credited for bringing to America the small plate concept popular in Spain called tapas. He
Oh boy oh boy! Do I have a treat for you! I created two sets of mini-flashcards for Hispanic Heritage Month that you can download for free! These mini-flashcards are the size of a business card. The one thing these notable Hispanics have in common besides being Hispanics is that
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José Martí was born on January 28, 1853, Havana, Cuba and died on May 19, 1895, Dos Ríos, Cuba. From an early age, he showed a talent for writing and revolutionary politics. He was a poet, essayist, journalist, translator, and publisher. However, he’s mostly known to be a patriot, revolutionist
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“Yo sería borincanoaunque naciera en la luna.” Juan Antonio Corretjer ¿Cómo mantener los lazos culturales cuando se vive lejos de la patria de uno y cómo sembramos la semilla del amor? En la crianza bicultural y multicultural muchas veces nos encontramos en la encrucijada de cómo celebrar nuestras costumbres cuando vivimos
Yo crecí desayunando crema de harina de maíz. Tengo lindos recuerdos de mi santa madre preparándolo en las mañanas antes de irnos a la escuela. Es un plato que más bien para mi es un “comfort food” un plato de confort. Sin embargo, esta servidora ha adoptado un estilo de