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Empowering Back to School Crafts for Kiddos

jennifervasquez
When your kids head back to school, that means they’re getting ready for another year of learning. Their education doesn’t have to end in the classroom, and there are entertaining activities you can do at home, together, to help enrich...
Family

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Feel Less Stressed About Homework

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Sponsored by Paper It starts from the minute they walk through the door. The whining and complaining about homework is something most parents have to contend with on a daily basis. We don’t really blame our kids — we didn’t...
Family

White Wellness Culture Has Influenced The Way I’m Parenting & It’s Bittersweet

When I gave birth to my first child almost 10 years ago, none of my family seemed to understand my parenting choices. They were supportive and curious, and far more helpful than judgmental, but they noticed immediately that I was...
Culture Family

Hispanic Heritage Month Feels Like an Afterthought in My Kids’ Schools

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Hispanic Heritage Month has felt a bit lackluster for me this year. As a mom, a lot of Hispanic Heritage Month is connected to my children, and what they are doing to learn about and honor Hispanic and Latinx heritage,...
Family News and Entertainment

‘Alma’s Way’ PBS Kids Series Features a Boricua Girl Growing Up in the Bronx

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
PBS Kids is getting ready to launch a brand-new animated series for kids that is all about Latinx representation. Sesame Street icon Sonia Manzano developed Alma’s Way  all about a 6-year-old Puerto Rican girl growing up in the Bronx, New...
Culture Family

9 Cartoons Featuring Latinx & Indigenous Characters

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Representation means so much to our kids as they process their identities, and there’s absolutely no denying that Latinx and indigenous representation is still severely lacking in the entertainment world. Case in point: 89-year-old Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno, was...
Culture Family

El Día de Los Niños Celebrations Throughout Latin America

Although not much is known about El Día de Los Niños in the United States, it’s an annual celebration throughout many countries in Latin America, that was actually believed to be initiated in Mexico when then President Álvaro Obregón and...
Culture Family

10 of the Most Beloved Latin American Children’s Books

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Many of us Latina moms raising kids in the states often struggle with finding ways to keep the culture alive for our children who are mostly immersed in American society and inevitably relate more to that part of them. To...