Piercing Babies' Ears: Why I Did It To My Kids

Every so often the “to pierce or not to pierce a baby’s ears” debate flares up in the U.S. This is probably because there are more and more little Latina girls running around with earrings adorning their cute little earlobes. A lot of Anglo moms consider the practice barbaric and even borderline child abuse....more
You're absolutely correct, a removable earring and a tiny hole in an ear lobe that will ...more

Teaching Your Kids About Their Rich Hispanic Heritage

Latina women have a rich Hispanic heritage that we want to impart to our children. Whether it's sharing food traditions, speaking Spanish, or choosing a name that will help a bicultural child feel as if she belongs everywhere she goes, new mothers need help navigating how to bring Hispanic culture to their children. And Lorraine Ladish's crib sheet does just that. ...more
I couldn't agree more how important it is to teach kids about their heritage. My husband's a ...more

Crib Sheet: On Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

You're bicultural, and you want your baby to be proud of her Latino culture as she grows up. How can you do this? If being pregnant fills a woman with doubts and fears of not being a good enough mother, these feelings can be compounded when she is of mixed heritage or wants to raise her child to be proud of her Latino roots. This is an increasingly common issue, and one that is simple, although not always easy to address, even when the baby is in utero. ...more