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A Little Back Story on Me & the Hubs: How We Met

This month is the 15th anniversary of when hubby and I first met and to celebrate, we’re sharing how we met and our engagement story.  And if you’re interested in reading further, you can also find links to our…

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Easter Traditions in Texas [Podcast]

Easter Traditions in Texas [Podcast] by Ricardo Patiño I’m sharing my memories of Easter traditions in Texas today, more specifically, from my hometown of Laredo.  I’m remembering the places where I felt secure, safe and loved. For me, that…

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Endearing Tales of Unlikely Romance

Seeking ‘Perfection’ Often times, we find ourselves imagining the perfect kiss, the perfect date or the perfect relationship.  We make all the plans in our minds, prep ourselves to receive them, but often these dream scenarios never come to…

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The TRUTH About What Dyslexia Really Is

Diagnosing My Husband with Dyslexia When I met my husband, I knew there was something different about him.  I couldn’t put my finger on it, but he was a bit goofy in social interactions and much kinder and more…

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What Abuelo Taught Me #EarlyMomentsMatter

What Abuelo Taught Me Every day, from now until Father’s Day, we’re celebrating dads.   My husband and I didn’t have great dads growing up, but we were loved by some pretty important men in our lives, outside of…

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My Husband’s Story of Life on ‘La frontera’

My Husband’s Story of Life on ‘La frontera’ I struggled a lot in writing this post. Not because it was difficult really, but because this is my husband’s story and it’s one that I don’t take lightly. I really…

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Feliz Día del Padre to my Hubby

For Father’s Day, I wanted to do something special for my hubby.  Mija wanted to do something special too.  So we put our heads together and came up with a beautiful ecard, just for hubby, with pictures of her…

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No Answers

On this podcast, I had to do a lot of soul searching.  And admit to myself that the world is not the way that I perceived it to be.  Not just with natural disasters, but man-made disasters and violence…

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DAY ONE: Precious Moments in Fatherhood

What is your greatest moment as a father?  Do you remember the first time held your child?  Clothed her or fed her?  Do you remember your baby girl’s or baby boy’s first words? As a parent, you never forget…

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Poetic Tejano: Grapefruit, Lemons & Figs Wrapped in Roses

Gente, we all have symbols in our family that bring us a memory.  These are some of my symbolic items that I feel represent my Tejano family in Texas. One day I hope and pray, that my daughter sees these simple…

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Awkward Romance

A true love story is neither a storybook or blockbuster.  It’s the little things in life that we hold on to truly, madly and deeply.  Roses may fade, chocolates will be eaten, but the memories that we have of…

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On Immigration & Treating People Like Animals

It always seems that the minority group that’s increasing in numbers suddenly becomes America’s scapegoat.  New laws and old hatred rears it’s head once again.  The so-called humor of the recent “Illegal Immigrant Hunting Permit” is completely lost on…

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Angels on Earth & Giving Back

Recently I had help from my own “angels” on earth.  When people are able to reach out and do something positive for someone else, the seems like a not so scary place.  When people do the right thing, just…

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Life in the Midwest & Leaving Laredo

I love sharing my culture with my daughter.  I love that she’s interested in listening to Spanish.  When I was a kid, growing up in Laredo, hearing Spanish, English and sometimes Spanish and English all at the same times…

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Absentee Fathers – Best example of a bad example

My father wasn’t always there for me as a kid.  In fact, he was never there.  He wasn’t the one who taught me how to do car repairs or the one who offered wisdom on how to be a good man.…

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American Conspiracies in Jesse Ventura’s New Book

I sat down to read this excerpt the other night because I’ve been wanting to get this book for a while.  It’s Jesse Ventura’s latest, American Conspiracies. Check out the podcast below for more details and read the excerpt…

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Your Favorite Christmas Traditions?

Short podcast today about some of my favorite Christmas traditions growing up.  What do you remember most? Midnight Mass? Nochebuenas? The food? Tell me your favorites gente, and why they were so important to you growing up. [audio:https://www.biculturalfamilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/BICULTURAL-PAPI-CHRISTMAS-TRADITIONS-EPISODE-0006.mp3|titles=BICULTURAL PAPI…

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Cuentos de Holiday

Do you remember the child-like innocence you once had a Christmas?  Today I share my fondest family memories of my cousin and sister and their doubts about the existence of Santa. [audio:https://www.biculturalfamilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/BICULTURAL-PAPI-HOLIDAY-CUENTOS-EPISODE-0005.mp3|titles=BICULTURAL PAPI HOLIDAY CUENTOS EPISODE 0005] Do you teach your…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving gente! I’m talking with my wife about holiday traditions today and crazy familias.  Do you have a crazy family member or different holiday traditions? Share in the comments. [audio:https://www.biculturalfamilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/BICULTURAL-PAPI-THANKSGIVING-EPISODE-0004.mp3|titles=BICULTURAL PAPI THANKSGIVING EPISODE 0004] Thank you for stopping…

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Self-doubt

Self-doubt In today’s podcast I talk about self-doubt and that inevitable feeling of hopelessness that people in our lives sometimes pass onto us, knowingly or unknowingly. All my life I’ve struggled with self-doubt and people telling me who I…

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Four More Years!!

Felicitaciones gente!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Latinos made our voices heard…71% of us turned out to support our president and I am beyond proud of nuestra gente! This shows everyone that you can pursue your dreams and make it!  Not forced into a…

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Estamos Aquí! We have launched!

Óye gente!  It’s my first podcast!  Tell me what you think in the comments, tweet me on Twitter or drop me a line on Facebook.  Speak out! And get out to VOTE today!  Obámanos!! [audio:https://www.biculturalfamilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/BICULTURAL-PAPI-LAUNCH-EPISODE-0001.mp3|titles=BICULTURAL PAPI LAUNCH EPISODE 0001]…

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“Dear Mom” – A Letter Never Sent

“Dear Mom” – A Letter Never Sent My husband wrote this letter years ago.  It’s a letter to his mom that he never sent, but the pain is still there.  Still fresh.  He wanted to share it with you…

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On Racial Profiling, Stereotypes & Self-Preservation

On Racial Profiling, Stereotypes & Self-Preservation Sometimes I get emotional thinking about where my husband could’ve ended up…where he could still end up. We once lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Not many people know of it, but it was a…

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Relaxing in the Big City {Flavor of Sioux Falls}

It’s been a while… Since my last few posts here on Bicultural Mom, I’ve been working on lots of special projects and taking some much needed quality time with my family. Not long ago, we celebrated Father’s Day with…

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My Husband’s Journey with Dyslexia

Diagnosing Dyslexia at Age 33 Dyslexia can be a fatal affliction.  Part of the problem is that it often goes undiagnosed until adulthood.  Because of this, many who suffer from it are left inexplicably wounded by the criticism and…

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My Husband's Journey with Dyslexia

Diagnosing Dyslexia at Age 33 Dyslexia can be a fatal affliction.  Part of the problem is that it often goes undiagnosed until adulthood.  Because of this, many who suffer from it are left inexplicably wounded by the criticism and…

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All Latinos Look Alike? George López, Carlos Mencia & My Husband

My Husband & Latino Celebrities As long as I’ve been with my husband, I’ve heard comments about how he “looks so much like” some Latino celebrity.  When he starts cracking jokes, the comparisons are narrowed a bit.  Then he…

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Racist Halloween Costumes {Podcast}

Image Credit: Flickr / themaccraic-david Racist Halloween Costumes Yesterday, I was listening to Michelle’s podcast for Is That Your Child? and she brought up a really interesting topic.  A little debate spurred up, or I could say that it was…