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 […]

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¡Nanais!

¿Te gusta esto?  Can you do this? What do you do for a living? How many of those have you had? What do you know about them? ¿Cuánto me puedes prestar?  What did you say? These are all pretty simple questions, right?  For the most part they are.  Except for […]

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When and Where is it Okay to use “Malas Palabras”?

So you guys like cursing.  That’s good.  A mi también me gusta, pero I’m also kind of sensitive about how and when curse words can be used around me.  Growing up we were never allowed to curse in front of my parents… or any other adults for that matter.  Words like […]

The Associcated Press Decides To Drop The “I” Word… Finally!

I guess you could say it’s been a long time coming.  Too long perhaps.  I mean how long have people been asking for respected news organizations and reporters to stop using the “I” word when referring to a human being?  No human being is illegal regardless of their legal status […]

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Why All Latinas In Hollywood Should Learn Conversational Spanish

It wasn’t too long ago that celebrities like Eva Longoria, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Alba, and yes even La Diva Del Bronx Jennifer Lopez could speak only a couple of words of Spanish before staring blankly into space in confusion and resorting back to their more comfortable tongue of English.  They […]

Raising a Bilingual Kid: Schoolyard Crushes!

So the other day Edgar and I were talking. Of all things our conversation ended up turning out to be about girls. He’s right about that same age that I was when all the little boys in my classroom, including myself, first began to discover that not all the girls […]

Is Samy on ‘Mira Quién Baila’ a Sign of the Times?

So Samy is on Mira Quien Baila this season.  “Samy from Miami” to be more precise – who knew?  That in it of itself is not really that much of a shock.  I mean what else is the Divo up to these days?  What was kind of a little eyebrow-lifting, […]