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April 2017 • Photo Album #3 • Bicultural Familia • Harlingen, Texas

April 2017 • Photo Album #3 • Bicultural Familia • Harlingen, Texas Hola familia!  Every month, I put together a collection of photos from our day-to-day life here in Harlingen, Texas. I worked as a photographer for years and have always had a passion for it, but sometimes life catches up with you.  And before you know it, you’re too busy to pursue the things you love. So, as part of my #Fearless2017 Challenge to myself, I’m dedicating this space to…

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Our First Easter in Texas (Ft. Vianney Rodriguez)

Our First Easter in Texas (Ft. Vianney Rodriguez) We’re extremely lucky to have good friends here in Texas that feel like family. To help us celebrate our first Easter in Texas, our girls at Sweet Life joined us for…

Pero Like: What is a Pocha / Pocho?

What is a Pocha / Pocho? by Ricardo Patiño Pocha or Pocho is negative term used to shame Mexican Americans for not being Mexican enough.  You’re a sellout for embracing American culture.  It’s a really offensive way to tell people…

How To Raise Confident Multiracial Children

How To Raise Confident Multiracial Children Like most parents, I’ve thought a lot about my daughter’s future.  I have considered race, culture, language, religion and so many other factors that will become a part of her developing identity.  Being…

Tacos of Texas Book Review #FamiliaReads

Tacos of Texas Book Review Hola gente! It’s been a little while since our last video.  We’re glad to be back for our first video of 2017! Recently, our friends at SweetLifeBake.com gifted us a copy of Tacos of…

Bicultural Bliss: 10 Benefits of Biculturalism

Bicultural Bliss: 10 Benefits of Biculturalism Recently, I was reading a post from Multilingual Living and I couldn’t help but smile.  I loved Corey’s “10 Reasons Why You Should Marry a Foreigner“!  I can’t say that every point on…

Mexican Raspados / Raspas (snow cones) Fruit Stand

Mexican Raspados / Raspas (snow cones) Fruit Stand Mexican fruit stands carry everything from raspas to nachos.  They are one of the best things in Mexican culture.  You can find one on nearly any corner here in South Texas…