Mal de Ojo: 5 Real Life Mantras that Ward Off Curses

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UPDATED June 6th, 2018 Every culture has its own traditional curses such as mal de ojo, or the evil eye, in Latin America. And almost every culture around the world has its own version of the evil eye. Each also has its own formula for how…

Elevate Your Corn: Tamale Recipe Ideas to Try Now

UPDATED June 6th, 2018 If you've never tried to tackle a Mexican tamale recipe, you're missing out! Tamales are one of the oldest Latin American traditions, dating back to the Ancient Mayans. Today, tamales are still so much more than just…

Family Bonding in the Kitchen

UPDATED November 16th, 2017 I have a special place in my heart for all things Abuelos and for allowing children to learn, grow and respect the elders in their lives. Sometimes it’s easy to take grandparents for granted as either always…
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On Thanksgiving—An Attitude of Gratitude

UPDATED November 14th, 2017 Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto, goes the first line of the world famous Mercedes Sosa song that tells the story of the singer/writer’s gratitude for the many blessings that life has given to her.…

10 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Thanksgiving

UPDATED November 7th, 2017 Thanksgiving has, and probably always will be, my favorite day of the year. It is a time for gathering together with family and friends—those whom we hold closest to our hearts. Although I try to teach my…

10 Hispanic Wedding Traditions that We Should Never Lose

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UPDATED June 17th 2017 Young people want to fit in—it’s just how they’re hardwired. They quickly adopt the mainstream lifestyle, often at the cost of their cultural traditions. In a world that applauds conformity, embracing their Hispanic…

Taboo Review: Where Does Superstition Come From?

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Even the most rational people have at least one superstition. There are a few common superstitions — like crossing your fingers — that have become so ingrained we hardly even realize we're doing it. People have been trying to get to the…

5 Life Lessons We Can All Learn from Indigenous Cultures

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Life can get complicated, especially if you get caught up with all the daily distractions, modern sources of stress, and experiences that are often out of your control (but that you try to control anyway). And while there are many perks of…

The New Family Tree: Modern Christmas Tree Decorations to Try

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The holidays are all about tradition but that doesn't mean you can't modernize your Christmas tree decorations. Make 2015 the year you spruce up your spruce and create a photo-worthy tree with flair. There are tons of simple and inexpensive…