Celebrating a Multicultural Christmas While Growing up Hispanic

Celebrating a Multicultural Christmas While Growing up Hispanic

by Janny Perez December 20, 2018

I am Janny Perez.  I was born in Colombia and raised in Miami by two Colombian parents.  Growing up Hispanic in Miami during Christmas time meant listening to “Mi Burrito Sabanero,” on the radio, attending Misa de Gallo, and having your neighbors gift your family everything from turrón, arroz con leche, and coquito  during the holiday season.  It meant Christmas Eve was usually very loud and jam packed with activity.  My husband, on the other hand, grew up in Bulgaria, in a very Americanized home, celebrating Christmas listening to 50’s Christmas classics on vinyl while having a quiet vegetarian dinner, yes vegetarian.  So now that we have a daughter, how can we celebrate a multicultural Christmas and make everyone happy? 

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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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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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