Apr 18, 2014

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Water or leche?

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As I walk into the Latino hair salon/barbershop where I get my hair done, I observe a sweet scene: a young Latino dad feeding his son a biberón of milk while he talks to his buddies and waits for his turn to get his hair cut. When I take a second look at the scene, […]

College Prep: Starting Early (iVillage Post)

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Getty Images In January, colleges and universities across the country experienced record-breaking numbers of college applications. UCLA reported a stunning 61,498 applications, and Columbia University received a record 34,587, a 32% increase over last year. The increasing cost of a college education and the struggle to pay for those four years are clearly not slowing […]

Unique Back-to School Challenges Military Families Face

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Image credit Summer break has come to an end and school is resuming. Children are filling back packs, parents are scrambling to find all of the school supplies and Open Houses are being attended all over the United States. It is a fairly ordinary occurrence with just a little fanfare via the occasional Back to […]

9 Questions to Consider Before Having Another Baby!

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Mujer, are you thinking about having another baby?  Are cute images of soft-skin, rosy cheeks and baby-powdered-smelling-babies popping all over your head?  If your clock for another baby is ticking, you might be weighing the pros and cons of having another bundle of love in your arms. We’ve put together a list of questions to […]

Un Chancletaso, Time Out or Self-Reflection?

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If you grew up in a Latino home, you know very well the power of the chancleta (slipper).  And for those who don’t, let’s just say that a plain old pair of slippers can command significant fear from rambunctious children, as they run away from stressed-out parents threatening to use it to discipline bad behavior. The […]

A Is For Admission: An Insider’s Guide to Getting Into Ivy League & Other Top Colleges

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Book Pages is our weekend book series where we share pages from books we love, and let you decide if you want more. Today’s featured books is “A Is For Admissions” by Michele A. Hernandez, EdD, the former assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth College. If you want your child to be a competitive applicant […]

Lango: A Language Immersion Summer Camp for Your Kids!

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What is Lango? Lango offers dynamic and engaging Spanish, French and Mandarin classes and summer camps to kids across the U.S. Our classes teach children a new language in an immersion-based setting using songs, stories, games, dance — even yoga to engage children in their new language. At Lango your child will: Learn a foreign language Make developmental strides […]

I’m White, My Daughter is Latina, and I Buy Black Dolls

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photo: source I have to admit, when I was a kid I probably never thought about buying a Black doll. I don’t recall if I’d ever even seen one as a child, but I can tell you that it’s a very important subject for me now. Some may be wondering, “Why are you buying Black […]

Your Story: Monica of Mommy Maestra, Latina Blogger

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Bits and Pieces Let me tell you a little secreto I learned when I was much younger: I am a jigsaw Latina. A puzzle that has taken 36 years to complete… and I’m not done yet. My entire family has done their best to help me put myself together. But they didn’t always know how, […]

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