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Hispanic Christmas Traditions to Pass Down to Your Kids

Hispanic Christmas Traditions to Pass Down to Your Kids

by Janny Perez December 06, 2018

As a Latina mom it’s important for me that my child grows up understanding our family’s Christmas traditions.  As Latinos, there are many traditions you can embrace and pass down.  It’s a way we can honor our history while embracing and creating new traditions of our own.  Every family has their own traditions, whether it’s hosting a tamalada, attending la Misa de Gallo, or making natilla and buñuelos, you can incorporate any of these holiday traditions, even with your youngest of kids.  Check out the list of Hispanic Christmas Traditions you can pass down...

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10 Ways to Honor the Dead with our Kids on Dia De Los Muertos

10 Ways to Honor the Dead with our Kids on Dia De Los Muertos

by Janny Perez November 07, 2018

While it may be easier as adults to celebrate a deceased one's life, a child that experiences the loss of a loved one can be a very traumatic experience.  Helping our kids Honor and remember the dead or departed in a positive and creative way can help them better deal with their emotions and better understand why we as Latinos honor this tradition.  Here are 10 way we can Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with our kids.

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10 Hispanic and Latino Halloween Costumes For Your Entire Family

10 Hispanic and Latino Halloween Costumes For Your Entire Family

by Janny Perez October 17, 2018

Halloween is almost here and if you're anything like me, I love being different than everyone else.  Scrambling for ideas?  Need last minute finds?  Here's a top ten list of some fun Hispanic and Latino costumes that will inspire your very own familia! 

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You Know You're Becoming Your Latina Mom When...

You Know You're Becoming Your Latina Mom When...

by Janny Perez September 27, 2018

I never thought I would say this, but I've seriously become my mom, not a regular mom, but a Latina mom, and yes there's a big difference!  I remember growing up, rolling my eyes at the things my mom would do that were, well different than other moms.  I didn't think much of it back then but now looking back I completely get it.  I can now find humor and see my 3 year old daughter rolling her eyes at the things I do, but I hope that one day she too can look back and appreciate these different things. 

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Guide to Latino & Hispanic Museums in the US - So You Can Celebrate Latino Culture & History

Guide to Latino & Hispanic Museums in the US - So You Can Celebrate Latino Culture & History

by Janny Perez August 16, 2018

The new school year is about to begin (or has already begun in some states) and we have your guide to Latino & Hispanic museums across the U.S. to help your family celebrate your Latino or Hispanic culture and history throughout the year.  Get your kids excited and interested in Latin culture in your state or when you are traveling on vacation.  This is a handy list you'll want to bookmark!

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Growing up Hispanic - 7 summer lessons that I want to pass down

Growing up Hispanic - 7 summer lessons that I want to pass down

by Janny Perez July 19, 2018

It's summertime, where flip flops meet beaches, sun and sand abound, and I can't help but reminisce of my summers growing up in Miami.  It's funny looking back and now that I have a daughter I want to pass down some of the things my parents did and we did as kids, ok maybe not giving my child beer.  Even though some of the things we did seemed like so much work, I can now see the values and lessons learned from them.

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How to Raise Multicultural Kids Proud of Their Heritage - A Latina Mom's Approach

How to Raise Multicultural Kids Proud of Their Heritage - A Latina Mom's Approach

by Janny Perez July 05, 2018

I was born in Colombia, raised in Miami, Florida and both of my parents are Colombian as are my siblings.  My husband was born in Bulgaria, immigrated to the U.S when he was 18 years old and his family is also Bulgarian.  Our daughter, Victoria, was born in Manhattan, NY.  She is now 3 years old and we are doing our best to raise her to be in touch with her roots and heritage while also being a proud American.  We cannot assume that our kids will automatically absorb our cultures and languages, so what are things that we can do to help them?

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My Latina Mom Said What? - Powerful Latinas Share their Mom's Most Memorable Sayings

My Latina Mom Said What? - Powerful Latinas Share their Mom's Most Memorable Sayings

by Janny Perez May 10, 2018

Growing up with a Latina mom means that you likely have a long list of sayings and things your mom used to say and do that maybe doesn't make sense unless you're Hispanic.  Some of us experienced the infamous chancla (slipper), or the vaporú (Vapor Rub) cure all, and maybe your heart tingles when your hear Sana Sana Colita de Rana (Heal Heal Little Tail of the Frog), I told you it may not make sense! 

So for Mother's Day I wanted to honor and pay an homage to our Latina moms by sharing stories from powerful Latinas that I admire.  See what they have to say...

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6 Hispanic- Latino Birthday Traditions To Pass Down

6 Hispanic- Latino Birthday Traditions To Pass Down

by Janny Perez April 04, 2018

My little girl turned 3 on March 27.  We had been celebrating for what seemed like for a month.  Birthdays have always been very special events growing up Latina in Miami.  We adopted Colombian traditions, mixed with Cuban traditions (it was Miami), mixed with American traditions and created our own.  But it got me thinking, how do other Latin countries celebrate birthdays and what do we all have in common?

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Celebrate Your Multicultural Christmas and Make Everyone Happy

Celebrate Your Multicultural Christmas and Make Everyone Happy

by Janny Perez December 20, 2017

I am Colombian, my husband is Bulgarian, and our 2 year old daughter is American.  You can call us your now typical American family. Like our family, there are many multicultural families that want to share their customs with their children, but how can we do it in a way that makes Everyone including abuela happy?

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5 Old & New Latino Holiday Traditions We Can Celebrate With our Kids

5 Old & New Latino Holiday Traditions We Can Celebrate With our Kids

by Janny Perez December 06, 2017

The holidays are my favorite time of year.  It reminds me of the great times we had as kids (me below), the festive parties my parents used to throw, la musica de parranda and of course the food!  But what about those of us that may not have our families nearby or those whose parents have passed away?  How can we continue and pass down our holiday traditions with our children while creating new traditions?

 

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November Artist Highlight:  Conbon, the Story Behind the Postcard

November Artist Highlight: Conbon, the Story Behind the Postcard

by Janny Perez November 15, 2017

I am very proud to introduce you to Conbon, a passionate artist, a teacher, and supporter of our Latino culture.  She is a folk artist who has created several works of art often inspired by images of her proud Latino heritage.

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