The truth about Raising a Bilingual Kid

It’s definitely not a topic we’ve ever shied away from, but it is one we’ve given a lot of thought to. Especially as parents of a bilingualish teenager. See what I did there? It’s a play off of the hit TV show Blackish, in case you’re wondering. What I’m talking […]

¡Chinelas con estos huercos!

We had Nintento. Kids today have Vine. We had VCRs. They have bluetooth and DVD players. We had cassette tapes and then CD players. They have iPods and iPhones. We had beepers. They have iPads and tablets. We had watches with cartoons and superheroes on the wristbands. They have smartwatches […]

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Bilingual Living: Why Language and Culture Matter when Parenting

It’s no secret that I’m not the most structured when it comes to teaching bilingualism.  We’ve talked about it before, in past blog posts.  It’s not that fluency in English and Spanish for Edgar is not important to me.  It is.  For more reasons than I can explain, pero desde […]

My Mamá Is Gangsta: Sending Tamales Via USPS!

I wouldn’t normally say this about my mother, much less in front of her, as she would either: a) be insulted by the use of the word “gangster” to describe her, even if it is in slang form and very loosely used; or b) kind of confused and probably insulted […]

Raising a Bilingual Kid: One Generation at a Time – Progress

Every once in a while, if we’re lucky, and it doesn’t happen all that often at all, we kind of get a glimpse at ourselves that we normally wouldn’t otherwise see.  I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true.  It happened to me just the other day.  A local university […]