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Spanglish: “Right” or “Wrong”?

Spanglish: “Right” or “Wrong”? The fact that we even ask this question shows our prejudice. Language, like all things, is continually growing and changing. “Proper” Spanish and English neither came about in a single night or from a single…

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Mexican Tamales Song for Kids

It’s that time of year again.  Fall is on the way and tamal season right along with it! We love tamales in our home and eat them every holiday season.  It’s part of our tradition to make them with…

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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…

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Elotes El Chavo Mexican Ice Cream Truck

Elotes El Chavo Mexican Ice Cream Truck So, you might not know about this, but here in South Texas, we have Mexican ice cream trucks.  They have tons of great cold treats just like every other ice cream truck,…

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Mexican Popcorn Recipe

Mexican Popcorn Recipe Mexican popcorn or palomitas, are super delicious and have so much more flavor that your standard popcorn.  If you like to kick your snacks up a notch, you’ll love this recipe. We make our Mexican popcorn…

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Campfire Machacado a la Mexicana [VIDEO]

Campfire Machacado a la Mexicana My 2-year-old son absolutely loves YouTube kids.  He loves watching lots of kids shows, but he also loves watching people create things…cooking, diy, crafts, etc. One of the shows that he’s really enjoyed lately…

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Fun Mexican Corn Husk Craft for Kids!

Crafty Carol from Cool School and Basho from Basho & Friends met up on YouTube kids to create an awesome craft for the holidays…corn husk dolls! Check out the video of the craft below and don’t forget to also…

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Bicultural Parenting Confessions

Confessions of a Bicultural Mom This past year has been busier than ever and I’ve felt guilty too many times about living in the Midwest and about not immersing our daughter enough into Mexican culture.  It’s been hard.  We’re…

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From Prada to Nada – A Film About Mexican American Identity?

From Prada to Nada – A Film About Mexican American Identity? I finally watched “From Prada to Nada” this week.  And by finally, I mean that it’s been starring me in the face on Netflix and I’ve been avoiding…

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Fiesta Feminina by Mary-Joan Gerson

 Images via Barefoot Books Fiesta Feminina by Mary-Joan Gerson ~ THIS GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED ~ Today marks day four of the anniversary celebration and giveaways!  A book that I really wanted to share is this feminist children’s book that…

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Mexican Candies, Mother’s Day & More

So much has happened in the last week or so and there is so much more to come!  The photo above really demonstrates the information overload that I’ve felt at times…lol.  But honestly, I feel terrible that my little…

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Cinco de Mayo: Fiesta Buena o Mala?

Ok, not the best videos, but they get the point across.  Check out the list of posts below for more in-depth discussions on Cinco de Mayo. How Gringos Celebrate Cinco de Mayo   Is this the Cinco de Mayo celebration that…