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."
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.
Valentine's Day has never been a big event in our home. My husband and I focus on our love for each other and want our daughter to start to understand this concept, that It's not about a specific day or material things. There are many books that help teach kids about amor and kindness. These are from my soon to be 3 year old Victoria's personal collection and among her favorites, in no particular order.