Book Review: Healthy Foods from A to Z

Healthy Foods from A to Z / Comida Sana de la A a la Z is a truly unique bilingual book.  It’s originality along with the quality of the pictures and the wealth of educational opportunities in this book really set it apart. Before receiving Healthy Foods from A to Z / Comida Sana de … Read more

Setting Bilingual Goals for Our Kids and Our Family

I have to admit that keeping Spanish alive is harder than I thought.  Even though both my husband and I speak mostly Spanish at home (I’ll admit it’s not a 100% of the time) the truth is that the amount of time my kids spend immersed in a Spanish only environment is a lot less … Read more

10 Articles & Studies Supporting Bilingualism in Children with Disabilities

It’s a common misconception that for children with cognitive or developmental disabilities learning two or more languages can further negatively affect their language development.  This belief is even shared by many physicians, therapists and special education teachers who regularly advice parents of children with disabilities to speak to them only in English. This advice goes … Read more

Denna Motta: Loving Papito’s Culture

Hi, my name is Denna.  If you saw me walking by in the mall, you would see a thirty-something, white and freckly woman (obviously a mom), with her hair pulled back and in need of more makeup.  What you might not immediately guess about me is that I listen to Luis Miguel mariachi music on a regular … Read more

Embracing Your Roots

When Paula asked me to guest blog I was honored, of course I was honored, but I was also a bit apprehensive. How do you explain one’s culture? Being Cubana is a part of me, like the beauty mark on my face and the extra roll around my hips. I don’t really think about it, … Read more