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 […]

Kids say the darnedest things!

My niece said something this weekend that made me laugh. Then it made me think. And now, it’s making me contemplate life. She’s under five years old and we were flying a kite together this weekend. She was a natural at it, but that wasn’t really the big surprise. When […]

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 […]

¡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 […]

Funny Random Moments You Probably Might Find Entertaining

Funny Random Moments You Probably Might Find Entertaining

I’ve been busy lately.  My sister and my niece are in town and that’s very exciting.  We’re having a party soon, and well tambiên me ha pegado la hueva a little bit.  But I do want to share some funny moments we’ve had recently that I may or may not blog about […]

For Raising Boys: Is Being a Drill Sergeant Dad Required?

For Raising Boys: Is Being a “Drill Sergeant Dad” Required?

My father was not a drill sergeant.  The truth is I didn’t really have one of those growing up.  Except that is if you count the neighbor kids at the Bali Hai apartments, who were always up for torturing each other in the name of “proving who was tougher.”  I […]

The generational differences in Latino families are funny

The generational differences in Latino families are funny

So the other day my sister, her husband and her kids were getting ready to go out of town.  They had packed, loaded up the truck, and we were all just sitting around talking and laughing while they finished getting ready to leave. My sister has two teenagers, one preteen, […]