A Latina Preschool Teacher's Corner, Meet Dasy

A Latina Preschool Teacher's Corner, Meet Dasy

by Janny Perez April 18, 2018

My sister Dasy Perez, has been a preschool teacher for almost 18 years.  She is a magnet for children.  Simply stated they love her and she simply loves being a preschool teacher.  As a mamá to a 3 year old, Dasy has been my #1 go to person whenever I have any questions regarding Victoria in terms of behavior and education.  I wholeheartedly trust her advice from an educator's perspective and with the amount of years under her belt, I mean who wouldn't?  So here's my first interview where you get to know this Latina Preschool teacher, meet Dasy Perez.

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Cooperate and Pack a Primavera Picnic! - Behind Mi Legasi's April Bilingual Box

Cooperate and Pack a Primavera Picnic! - Behind Mi Legasi's April Bilingual Box

by Janny Perez April 11, 2018

It's Primavera!  Spring has arrived, although if you live anywhere along the east coast you know that Spring has really not arrived for us.  For April we wanted to focus on cooperation and letting the whole family join in on the picnic planning. I'm so happy to share with you a closer look at our April Box.  It was so much fun to put together.  Let's see how we helped mamás and familias Connect & Create so they can Carry on their spring traditions.

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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 1 Comment

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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Easy Easter Activities for Kids in Spanish

Easy Easter Activities for Kids in Spanish

by Janny Perez March 29, 2018

As a busy mama I prefer Easter activities that are easy to do.  If I can teach my daughter a little Spanish in the process that is a plus!  I created these FREE downloadable Easter Coloring activities for you to do with your child to get you in the Pascua spirit. They'll enhance their creativity and will be mess free and stress free.

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25 Unique Hispanic Baby Girl Names

25 Unique Hispanic Baby Girl Names

by Janny Perez March 22, 2018

When I was pregnant with my daughter, alot of fun went into picking her name.  We wanted to make sure that we picked a name that was easy for my Hispanic family to pronounce (cause I've heard them butcher quite a few).  I wanted a not too common name, somewhat Hispanic or at least easy to pronounce in Español, and not so strange that my kid would be picked on.  I've compiled a list from top baby name app "Baby Names" of rare but up trending Spanish & Latin names.  Maybe you'll find your baby's name here :)

 

 

 

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7 Spring Cleaning Tips With a Child So You Don't Go Loca

7 Spring Cleaning Tips With a Child So You Don't Go Loca

by Janny Perez March 14, 2018

Spring is almost here and its time to do some cleaning.  We tend to accumulate a lot of stuff, especially as parents...everything from toys, clothes, craft or art projects.  How can we keep it all organized, stay sane, and not have mom guilt?  These are my principles for keeping it together without going nuts and being on the latest episode of "Hoarders."

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Benefits of Raising a Bilingual Child and How it Makes them Smarter

Benefits of Raising a Bilingual Child and How it Makes them Smarter

by Janny Perez March 07, 2018

There are many benefits and challenges for parents raising bilingual children.  I grew up speaking Spanish at home and English at school.  We hated speaking Spanish.  To us it was simply a way of communicating with our family.  It wasn't until years later that I truly appreciated the effort my parents put forth making sure we were able to speak, read, and write Español.  Fast forward many years and a toddler later, I too am doing my very best to raise a bilingual daughter.  I wanted to share with you my findings and my personal experiences.

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What Cuaresma (Lent) Means to Me - My Spiritual Journey

What Cuaresma (Lent) Means to Me - My Spiritual Journey

by Janny Perez February 28, 2018

It’s cuaresma, lent, and maybe that means something to you or maybe it means nothing.  You don't have to be Catholic or religious to get more connected with your higher power, but you have to make a conscious effort towards it. I'm an "open minded" Catholic and use religion as a base for my spirituality.  For me, lent is when I make a conscious effort get more connected with God, the universe, and my body in order to get more clarity in my life and my journey.    So what does this spiritual journey look like every year?  Take a look and see if it inspires you to get more connected with yourself and that higher power.

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I Thought My Child Had the Flu with These Symptoms, What She Had Instead

I Thought My Child Had the Flu with These Symptoms, What She Had Instead

by Janny Perez February 22, 2018

It was suppose to be a pleasant 3 day weekend, instead, I've spent the last 5 days playing a real life Doc McStuffins to my sick child. I was sure she had the flu, but she didn't, what she had really surprised me. See if any of these symptoms sound familiar to your child.

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How This Bilingual Subscription Box is Helping Latina Moms

How This Bilingual Subscription Box is Helping Latina Moms

by Janny Perez February 13, 2018

Hi I'm Janny Perez, proud immigrant daughter, Latina mom to Threenager Victoria Grace, rockstar wife, and founder of Mi Legasi.™  As a proud Latina, I wanted my multicultural daughter to embrace her Latino roots.  I wanted her to learn Español and grow up in a family rooted in old and new traditions.  As a working mamá I completely understand that we have a million things to do and sometimes while we have the best intentions we simply get caught in the day to day.  I wanted to create a thoughtful, time saving, delivered gift box for Latino or multicultural families striving to pass down their culture and traditions to their children, and so, Mi LegaSi was born. Pronounced "Me Legacy."

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No Lo Hagas!  What Not to Do on Valentine's Day so You can Make Him or Her Happy

No Lo Hagas! What Not to Do on Valentine's Day so You can Make Him or Her Happy

by Janny Perez February 06, 2018

As many of you know I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day.  I prefer to celebrate amor & kindness any other day and avoid the crowds and clichés, but that's just me.  I am now happily married and can tell you the best and worst things to do on Valentine's Day.  So pay attention caballeros.  Ladies, you're not off the hook, I have some advice for you too that'll make him very happy.

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Celebrating tu Amor, Unique Couples Traditions you Can Start to Keep your Relationship Strong

Celebrating tu Amor, Unique Couples Traditions you Can Start to Keep your Relationship Strong

by Janny Perez January 31, 2018

When you have children it's hard NOT to shift your focus to that little human.  We want to raise them, pass down our traditions, teach them what our parents taught us (at least the good parts), create new memories, and hopefully not scar them in any way for life.  According to scientific research couple's with Preschool kids are the unhappiest in their marriages.  What about our spouses and our partners?  We shouldn't have to wait til our kids turn 18 to be happy again as a couple. We can cultivate our marriages and create loving memories and traditions of our very own.

So instead of buying her chocolates and buying him a watch every year, here are some couples traditions ideas that you can start on Valentine's Day (or any day), that will make your bond stronger, give you something to look forward to, and can help your marriage from becoming simple daily routine.

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