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Are You Ever Enough As A Latino?

You know how in the movie Selena Abraham made that speech about not being American enough and not being Mexican enough …ever!?  Pos this is something like that, only not really.  Growing up neither one of us ever really fit in where we were supposed to.  Maybe that’s why we […]

Will Fusion by ABC & Univision Flourish or Flop?

So it’s official.  There’s now an estimated date for when Univision and ABC’s new joint venture – the Fusion network (they have a name for it too now) – will be on the air.  According to the two major US networks by the end of this summer is when we […]

Ask Juan: Is It Possible To Speak Spanish Quietly?

So the other day I just happened to overhear this conversation.  Believe it or not, I wasn’t even trying to listen.  My Metiche tendencies have very purposely been subdued over the past couple of months.  Okay, okay… so not really.  I’ve just been kind of too busy to be as chismoso as […]

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 […]

What’s The Secret To Raising a Bilingual Kid? …Hiring a Bilingual Nanny!

What are hardworking parents to do these days when they can’t find the time to teach their children the language skills they want?  ¿Pues qué más?  Hire a bilingual nanny!  At least, that’s what the website FindaNanny.net is insinuating in their latest post, 10 Ways Bilingual Nannies Can Benefit Children.  […]

Raising a Bilingual Kid… While Dumpster Diving

Lately we’ve been making a lot of trips to the city’s dump sites.  It’s not by desire by any means.  Instead, by obligation.  Por obligación… y más o menos a la fuerza también, I would say.  But the thing is we’ve had a lot of junk to trash, and well, […]