Are you a parent that wants to raise a bilingual child but don't know where to start, how to continue, wondering if it's too late, or not feel supported?
Well, my mission at Mi Legasi (pronounced Me Legacy) is to empower bicultural or multicultural parents with actual useful information to help them in this journey.
Here you will find blogs that celebrate our culture, book recommendations for little bilingual (or soon to be) bilingual minds and even a course to motivate and support you in this bilingual parenting journey right in the comfort of your home.
I also have a podcast where you can learn and be inspired by other mothers like you, and sure, cute wear for the entire familia.
Hola, Hola, I'm Janny Perez, it's so nice to meet you! You're probably wondering if I'm a Spanish teacher, language specialist, or speech pathologist. La verdad? None of those. I'm a passionate mami with a journey growing up Latina that I'd like to share with you...
That's me, with a paleta in my mouth with my familia.I was born in Colombia but my parents immigrated to the the U.S when I was very young. I grew up in Miami among Cubans and South Americans. While we kept our Colombian traditions alive (hello arepitas and buñuelos) I found a love for pastelitos de guayaba, congri, Walter Mercado, and the greatest, Celia Cruz. I always felt Latina first.
I went to fashion design school in Chicago and for the first time in my life, I felt more American. I found and learned about other cultures like Polish and Italian and was introduced to el Barrio Pilsen with their yummy restaurants and the Jibaritos of Humboldt Park. I was the first college graduate in my familia and earned a scholarship to study abroad in London, where I got exposed to even more cultures and languages.
After my studies in London, I made my way to New York City, a designer with a dream. I met my rockstar Bulgarian husband and in 2015 we welcomed our multicultural daughter Victoria. I knew that I wanted her to grow up learning and celebrating her cultures and speaking Español, the idea for Mi Legasi was born.
In 2017, I launched a subscription box based business to help families connect with their culture, raise bilingual kids, and celebrate moms. Well, that didn't turn out so great and I stopped creating the boxes. That's ok, because in the process I found my voice and have now created an empowering Latina mom and family brand.
Today Mi Legasi is home to The Latina Mom Legacy podcast, a top 100 Apple parenting podcast, listened to in 63 countries with thousands of downloads. It's also home to various blogs that help you raise bilingual kids and celebrate Hispanic heritage. You can also take a course to help you in your child's bilingualism journey or madrehood journey .
If you're just looking for cute tees or wear for the entire familia check out our Mi Legasi Shop and be among influencers and celebrity kids wearing our unique items. Can you say Sana Sana Colita de Rana?!
I want to empower you to create a legacy your abuela would be proud of!
Janny Perez, founder, cafecito lover and mami of 1. Always working on something. Lives in NJ.
Dasy Perez, tia, 20+ year early childhood educator. Loves listening to música. Lives in Miami.
Zulema, virtual assistant, mami of 2. Great multitasker. Lives in California.
Lizzy, freelance blog contributor, mami of 2. Proud of her Mexican roots. Lives in Washington, D.C.
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