One of the many responsibilities of working as an interpreter in a hospital setting is to be an advocate. Many times patients are unable to express themselves. Through questions, body language and understanding culture, interpreters become advocates. Sometimes I have children serving as interpreters of their parents who don’t speak English. Bilingualism allows these[Read More…]
Every March 8, the world celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe. The theme of last year’s International Women’s Day was “Make It Happen.” It is an invitation to celebrate, reflect and take action. On this day, I would like to celebrate 4 determined Latina women who made it[Read More…]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LimpiaTotal #CollectiveBias My husband grew up in a valley surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. I grew up a few hours away from where the Equator line divides the world. During the winter months, when he was bundled up building a[Read More…]
I was the typical college freshman student who loved to dance and enjoyed finding excuses to go dancing. So, when I heard about the opening of a new dance class, I signed up without hesitation. It was November 2014, and little did I know that the UNESCO had just recognized Capoeira as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage[Read More…]
If there’s something that I miss about Valentine’s Day in Latin America is the music that is playing in every store we go. This day known as “Día del Amor y La Amistad”, “El Día del Amor” or “El Día del Cariño” celebrates love with flowers, chocolates and romantic music. If you are a Spanish learner,[Read More…]
Today is Multicultural Children’s Book Day where we celebrate and encourage the publication of multicultural children’s books. In a period where our country is divided with hate speech, it is essential for our kids to have access to books that promote diversity. 5 Reasons We Need Multicultural Children’s Books i am saying 5 reasons, but[Read More…]
The diverse world in which our children live is challenged by racism, inequality, environmental crisis and terror. We can help our children to cope with and combat against these major problems through knowledge and values. Raising a generation of children who embrace their world citizenship is the way to empower them to be a voice[Read More…]
Raising bilingual children is not as easy as I thought it would be. It requires more hard work, creativity, perseverance and patience than I ever imagined. However, I think the harder my husband and I work in raising bilingual kids, the luckier my family gets.
When my oldest child was learning how to read, her milestone helped me to realize that I needed to learn how to support her better. Several teacher friends offered great tips and suggestions and they all agreed that BOB books were what I needed.
New Year’s Eve in Ecuador is one of the most popular celebrations in the country. It is a joyful time where families and friends gather together to spend the last hours of the year celebrating life. To make sure that the new year will be a good one with love, health and prosperity, there are several[Read More…]