Roxana A. Soto
I'm a Peruvian immigrant who moved to Miami at 14. As a journalist, I've been creating bilingual/bicultural content for print, online and television for 20 years. I'm also a mom and my Puerto Rican husband and I are raising our two kids – Vanessa + Santiago – in gorgeous Colorado where they're growing up between two worlds and in two languages. In 2009, I co-founded SpanglishBaby a site for parents raising bilingual and bicultural children. Our first book Bilingual is Better was published in September 2012.I know I'm Latina when...
my children call me mami.
Roxana A.'s Latest Posts
Mis dos hijos nacieron antes de mi fecha de parto. La primera se adelantó sólo unos 3 ó 4 días y el segundo casi dos semanas. Así que aunque no sé lo que se siente que llegue tu fecha de parto y no pase absolutamente nada, tengo varias amigas a quienes les ha pasado y entiendo que no es nada agradable. Algunas hablan de cosas que puedes hacer para tratar de inducir el parto naturalmente, pero ¿será que realmente funcionan?Continue Reading >
Children learn through play, so if you want your kids to speak Spanish I highly recommend you join a Spanish-speaking playgroup in your area. I know for a fact that that they are a must when raising bilingual children because we've belong to one ever since my eldest daughter was 2. Not only is it great for the children to interact with others who are growing up with two languages, but it's also great for the moms (and dads) who have decided to embark in this journey and need all the help and support they can get.Continue Reading >
Two days after the monster category EF5 tornado that destroyed a large part of Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 people including 7 children, we're learning about all the heroes who did everything in their power to save other people's lives. Since the devastating twister obliterated two elementary schools, many of these heroes are teachers who put their own lives at risk to protect their students. Undoubtedly, these kids' parents will be indebted to these amazing teachers for life.
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Cuando vi el vídeo de un presentador de televisión holandés probando la leche materna de una de sus invitadas casi vomito. Se trata de un tal Paul De Leeuw que tiene un show en vivo los sábados por la noche. Al parecer, el de la semana pasada era acerca de mamás que donan su leche materna a otra que no pueden amamantar.Continue Reading >
When I got pregnant with my first child, naive little me thought it'd be a great idea to have my mother, my sister, my MIL--and my hubby, of course--in the room while I labored and delivered my baby. Honestly, it wasn't that bad. But then again, they didn't get to experience much action since after a couple of hours of pushing with no progress, I ended up having a C-section.Continue Reading >