Sharing more than I should, maybe

There are certain moments in life when one has to learn to shut up. For the last several months I’ve been doing a lot of silent thinking and holding the pause button on my public expressions of emotions for one very complicated and difficult reason. My father is battling cancer […]

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 […]

Where does the time go?

Where does the time go?

That’s what I’m contemplating tonight. In just the blink of an eye he’s gone from uttering a word here and there, to thinking on his own and rationalizing the world around him, a su manera.  Honestly, I can’t put into words the feelings that come pouring into my heart when I look […]

Sharable Moments: Oops… that’s piña colada!

Sharable Moments: Oops… that’s piña colada!

Last week we had the opportunity to stay at a nearby resort. A local blogger group was hosting a one night special as part of their tour of this R&R facility about an hour away from where we live. Of course, we immediately jumped at the opportunity because hey, the […]

Why Mom Lost It This Christmas

Why Mom Lost It This Christmas

After reading Crafty Chica’s hilarious flying-Christmas-tree story, I had to share my own account of how I managed to become the hysterical woman locked out of her own home this Christmas. This happened very recently and is very much freshly-engraved forever in my memory now. We are in the midst […]

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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 […]

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Sorry, Kiddo. We Are Not That Cool!

In every parent’s life, there comes that moment when despite all of our best efforts we have to come to terms with facing the reality… well, of our reality.  It’s not a pleasant experience and very rarely do we get to choose when it happens.  Most of the time it’s […]