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15 Weird Facts About Tequila You Never Knew

May 5 is (duh!) Cinco de Mayo and we are so excited about celebrating with some classic traditions including parades, mariachi music, street festivals and, of course, tequila! Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican heritage and culture and honors…

5 Ways Latino Birthday Parties Are Better!

My son just turned 9, and I can’t help but notice how different his birthday party was in comparison to having had one in South America. If you are new to Latino culture, you might not know what to expect from Latino birthday parties. In…
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Grandparents! 7 Reasons to Love Our Multi-Generational Reality

Grandparents’ involvement in raising children is the new normal. As KidsHealth explains, “Establishing a bond with grandparents can benefit kids in many ways. Grandparents can be great role models and influences, and they can provide a sense…

Happy New Year! 12 Grape Champagne Gelatina Recipe

At the stroke of midnight, my family has always followed the 12 grapes tradition. Gobbling down 12 grapes and reminding all the young ones in the tribe that the grapes will bring you great luck in the New Year. GOING MODERN As an adult,…
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Latino Traditions & Superstitions for the New Year

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Latino traditions & superstitions for the New Year vary from those in the US! When I first came to the United States from Mexico, people made fun of me because I had my superstitions all wrong. I used to fear martes y trece, instead of…
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5 Perfect Gifts for Mom This Christmas and Anytime

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The perfect Christmas gifts for moms, in my opinion, don´t cost a lot of money. But they take some thought and a little effort. Cooking dinner for the busy mom in your life and taking it over to her, babysitting your best friend´s kids so…
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Tamales From Start to Finish

Latino families have been making tamales for generations, recipes handed down from grandmothers to mothers to daughters and so on as in the story of Rebecca Lopez in Tamales: A Gift of Love, Culture and Fellowship. There are many variations,…
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How to Deal With Your Kid's Fear of Santa Claus

If your kid is afraid of Santa Claus, taking a picture of her on his lap won't be easy! I was at the mall doing some early Christmas shopping when I heard a child screaming at the top of his lungs. I thought maybe the boy was lost or…
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Name Change After Marriage: I Do or I Don’t?

Making the decision to change your name when you get married can be a difficult choice; at least it was for me. I struggled and went back and forth with my decision. So today, even though I sometimes go by my hyphenated last name, legally…