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 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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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 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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