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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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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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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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How to celebrate and honor

How to celebrate and honor "Los Muertos o Difuntos" with our kids

by Janny Perez October 27, 2017

In the U.S. most people associate Day of the Dead with Mexican culture but in reality many Latin American the dead or departed are remembered.  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.

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How do you Keep your Latino Legacy Alive?

How do you Keep your Latino Legacy Alive?

by Janny Perez August 22, 2017

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