7 Cultural Activities for Global Learning at Home

7 Cultural Activities for Global Learning at Home

Last week people in Spain were celebrating La Tomatina, a yearly festival in which participants throw tomatoes at each other. My seven-year old was very intrigued about this peculiar event and asked me several questions that I didn't know the answers to. So we surfed the internet together to learn about this Spanish tradition and wished we were there, throwing tomatoes at each other! [caption id="attachment_3422" align="alignleft" width="642"] Photo Source: Creative...Read More
The Beauty of the Andean Music

The Beauty of the Andean Music

I learned about Daria's work when I wrote this post about music around the world. Her cd album named Cancioncitas De Los Andes / Little Songs Of The Andes caught my attention the most. Not only because it features the traditional music of the area where I am from, but also it reminds me of my mother.   RELATED POST: Quechua Words That Are Widely Used In English As most of the Ecuadorian people, my...Read More
Super Easy Hawaiian Haystack

Super Easy Hawaiian Haystack

This Hawaiian Haystack recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CampbellsShortcutMeals  #CollectiveBias Last Friday we arrived home after spending amazing weeks in Ecuador. The weekend was much needed to catch up with sleep, grocery shopping at Walmart and conquer a big stack of mail. As I was putting the last suitcase away, I felt we were officially in school season. I...Read More
Around Latin America in Bilingual Books

Around Latin America in Bilingual Books

We just got back from our trip to Ecuador! It was a fabulous experience to have my children visit again the place that is so dear to my heart. (Check out our adventures on the gram!)  This recent trip to Ecuador was by far the busiest one; we were hopping from one place to another!  The girls are getting older so they are more interested to discover a country that seems...Read More
5 Places You Should Visit in South America

5 Places You Should Visit in South America

When I was twelve years old, I owned a world map where I marked all the places that I wanted to visit someday. From Monaco and Tokyo to India and Egypt, I made sure to marked the spots that I only knew in magazines.  A few weeks ago, I found my world map hidden inside a box with other items of sentimental value. As I carefully inspected it, I thought it...Read More
Learning and Pampering with New Moms at Bloom

Learning and Pampering with New Moms at Bloom

When I was pregnant with my first child and I felt that I had one million of questions about ahem.. everything, I remember reading in a magazine this phrase: "When a baby is born so is a mother". This simple phrase struck a chord with me. It brought so many feelings and emotions.  It gave me permission to feel oo-kay that I really didn't know what I was getting into! As...Read More
9 Phrases That Latina Moms Say

9 Phrases That Latina Moms Say

Latina moms come in all different sizes, shapes, and colors. But if there is one thing that we all have in common is the love that we have for our children. It's a strong, deep and intense feeling that changes us forever. We will never be the same. Every child brings us an opportunity for new beginnings. We are reinventing ourselves over and over again. And then one day, we become...Read More
How A Salsa Song Gives You A Glimpse Of A Mother’s Heart

How A Salsa Song Gives You A Glimpse Of A Mother’s Heart

There's a popular salsa song that beautifully describes the love that is found in a mother's heart.      Growing up I used to have neighbors that were fans of listening to salsa music at a high volume in their living room. My bedroom's window was next to their home so I was..ahem the lucky one of my family to listen to the mid-afternoon serenades. My hardcore-salsa-music neighbors would often...Read More
12 Bilingual Children’s Books About Mothers

12 Bilingual Children’s Books About Mothers

From Mamá Goose to Tortillas Para Mamá, discover our favorite bilingual children's books about mothers. They are the perfect gift to celebrate motherhood.     As my girls grow up, it's interesting to see how their preferences for books are also changing. They have pretty much graduated from Dora The Explorer's bilingual books and other similar titles that they used to love...ahem too much! But they haven't got tired of...Read More
Discovering The World’s Best Popcorn

Discovering The World’s Best Popcorn

This post sponsored by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. All opinions are mine alone. #homegrownfare17   Today kicks off Teacher Appreciation Week!  In many schools in the country, it's a popular tradition to send some creative presents to the teachers every day during the week. As a mother of three kids, I have several amazing teachers to recognize the lasting contributions they make to my children's lives. This year, the...Read More
12 Best Hispanic Novels Of All Time

12 Best Hispanic Novels Of All Time

I never forget my Spanish Literature teachers from middle school, Miss María Piedad and Miss Carolina. They were AH-MA-ZING teachers and mentors. I remember how they would inspire us to read, read and read Hispanic novels. Although the task was not always an easy one, I am thankful they introduced us to many jewels of the Hispanic Literature. Whether you're majoring in Spanish or taking advanced classes, these 12 novels are great options to...Read More
Everything You Need to Know About Easter in Latin America

Everything You Need to Know About Easter in Latin America

Easter in Latin America is a major holiday since it's the region with the most Catholics in the world. Although I am not a Catholic, I learned to appreciate the beauty and solemnity for the Holy Week festivities (Semana Santa) in Ecuador. It seemed to me like the whole country would shut down to renew their connection with their Catholic faith. The festivities of Easter or Holy Week (Semana Santa)...Read More
Fun Easter Resources For Your Bilingual Kids

Fun Easter Resources For Your Bilingual Kids

Easter at my home is truly a multicultural occasion. We celebrate it with the traditions that I grew up in Ecuador and with those that my American husband has introduced to our family. I look forward to Easter every year. Not only the meaning of the Easter celebration is dear to me, but it's also a beautiful time since it marks the beginning of spring where we can feel the...Read More
Peruvian Fish Ceviche With Avocado Salsa

Peruvian Fish Ceviche With Avocado Salsa

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #40DaysOfFlavor #CollectiveBias     One of the perks of growing up in Ecuador was the proximity to the different cuisines of South America. Whenever I had the chance to travel to our neighbor countries, I always wanted to try a traditional dish that included seafood. As a culture enthusiast, I enjoyed finding the similarities...Read More
Latino Parenting Book: Arroz Con Pollo And Apple Pie

Latino Parenting Book: Arroz Con Pollo And Apple Pie

A few years ago, multicultural parenting books became a hot topic of discussion in the media. At the time we had the Tiger Mother book about Chinese parenting and Bringing Up Bébé about French parenting keeping the conversation alive. I remember reading both books and enjoying what these two mothers had to say. They offered an excellent insight into different perspectives on parenting. Although both books were an enjoyable and interesting read, they didn't represent...Read More