Toys and Books that Celebrate Hispanic Heritage and Latino Icons

Toys and Books that Celebrate Hispanic Heritage and Latino Icons

by Janny Perez September 19, 2018

It's Hispanic Heritage Month and as a Colombian mom raising a multicultural daughter, it's important to me that she grows up playing with toys that reflect the diverse world that we live in and that celebrate her Latino roots.  I've created a list of toys that celebrate important Hispanic icons, diversity, and that would be a great addition during this month or as an early Christmas gift for your child!  Check it out...

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Children's Books that Celebrate Hispanic Heritage By Country

Children's Books that Celebrate Hispanic Heritage By Country

by Janny Perez September 12, 2018

Hispanic Heritage Month is here and it's time to celebrate our Hispanic Heritage!  I couldn't find a list of children's books that were specific to Hispanic and Latin countries so I decided to create one. There are so many countries and each one celebrates it's culture, traditions, and even may speak Spanish differently, um plátano or banano?  Though we may be grouped by many as simply being Hispanic, Latino, or Mexican, the truth is that our countries are all different and these books celebrate our individual countries.  See what great children's book you can get to celebrate your Hispanic Heritage this month!

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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 1 Comment

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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Lessons learned from my father - Stories from 3 Latino entrepreneurs.

Lessons learned from my father - Stories from 3 Latino entrepreneurs.

by Janny Perez June 13, 2018

It takes a certain type of person to be an entrepreneur, freelancer, or contractor.  The uncertainty of tomorrow, the desire to take action and go after your dreams, the rejections, the highs and lows are all things we have to deal with.  Our mothers and fathers had a huge impact on us as children.  You take what you've learned and you want push harder, aim higher, and go farther, why?  Maybe because you are now a mamá or papá.  Maybe you want to make your familia proud or maybe you simply want to break a cycle and prove that yes you can.  Whatever the reason, there are lessons that you can learn.  These are the lessons that I've learned from my father...

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25 Unique Hispanic Baby Boy Names

25 Unique Hispanic Baby Boy Names

by Janny Perez May 31, 2018

When I was pregnant, before we knew we were having a girl, we (well I) had some boy names picked out. Good thing we had a girl cause those names were not going to be easy for mis padres (my parents).... we named her Victoria Grace and my parents only butcher Grace, not so bad.

I've compiled a list from top baby name app "Baby Names" of rare but up trending Spanish & Latin baby boy names and narrowed it down to 25. Maybe you'll find your baby's name here :)

 

 

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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 1 Comment

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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November Artist Highlight:  Conbon, the Story Behind the Postcard

November Artist Highlight: Conbon, the Story Behind the Postcard

by Janny Perez November 15, 2017 5 Comments

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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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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Top Hispanic Halloween Costume Ideas & Safety Tips for Your Tricotri!

Top Hispanic Halloween Costume Ideas & Safety Tips for Your Tricotri!

by Janny Perez October 19, 2017

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 Coming to an End, Y Ahora Que?

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 Coming to an End, Y Ahora Que?

by Janny Perez October 12, 2017

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America's Top Hispanic Last Names

Fun Facts About America's Top 10 Hispanic Last Names!

by Janny Perez October 05, 2017

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