My Secret Language Weapon

Finding Each Other Last year, when MamaLingua featured me and Bilingual Baby as her first in a series about parents raising bilingual children, more people than ever read my blog. That's how a mother from Spain found me and decided to send me an email: "Creo que podemos ayudarnos mutuamente, yo con tu español y … Continue reading My Secret Language Weapon

El Niño y El Cuento

I got to speak at the 2017 awards ceremony for El Niño y El Cuento, a kids writing contest in Spanish. I'd been asked to be a judge and somehow my red face found itself sharing the stage with the Consul General of Mexico here in Austin. Here are my remarks, which sum up what … Continue reading El Niño y El Cuento

Words I Recently Looked Up

It's no secret that Spanish is not my native language. I'm still learning and always will be. So I thought I would occasionally post some of the words I've had to look up recently. I have the app for Word Reference on my phone and it saves my recent searches.  Espresso -- Surprisingly, the Spanish … Continue reading Words I Recently Looked Up

The Dreaded “No” Phase: 1yr, 8mo

When it's just the two of us I use Spanish because it's our language...But when I'm in a situation where my daughter has just hit another kid on the playground, I have the responsibility of not only redirecting my own child, but assuring both the victim and the victim's mother that it's being dealt with.