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Dora the Explorer Teaches Latino Holiday Traditions
By Mariela Rosario | 12/19/2008 - 16:20

Many Latino families celebrate the tradition of Dia del Los Tres Reyes or Three Kings Day. For some kids, this is an even bigger celebration than Christmas! In an upcoming episode of Dora the Explorer, she helps the little ones understand the Latino traditions surrounding this special day. We talked to 12 year old Caitlin Sanchez, the adorable little girl who is the new voice of Dora about her own family’s traditions and how she feels about her big break.

Congratulations on your new gig, Caitlin! How do you like being the new voice of Dora?


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Pregnancy Resources for Latinas
By BabyCenter | 12/15/2008 - 16:07

If you're one of the many Latinas who lack medical insurance, you may wonder how you can obtain adequate prenatal care during your pregnancy. Whether you're thinking of getting pregnant, are now pregnant, or already have a baby, there are ways of finding the help you need.


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Traveling with Tots
By Dorkys Ramos | 12/11/2008 - 16:22

You’ve received invites from mami, papi, los tios and the in-laws all begging you to bring the family over for the holidays. Meanwhile, the mere thought of piling the kids into the car for a road trip or making them behave on a three-hour long flight makes you hyperventilate. Well relax (and while you’re at it, breathe). Here’s how to keep temper tantrums and headaches to a minimum when traveling with your children so you can go ahead and RSVP.


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Latina.com Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Kids
By Latina Staff | 12/08/2008 - 17:26

Kids are what make the holidays the extra-special, warm and fuzzy occasion that they are. While we adults see all the merrymaking through jaded eyes, they're just thrilled to be unwrapping boxes with their new favorite things inside! Which is why our favorite part of the holiday season is choosing gifts for the little ones.

Start here for our roundup of presents for babies, toddlers, tweens and teens,
all with budding interests and personality traits of their own. Happy shopping!


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The Mami Diaries: Meet Carla and Baby Dessa, Our New Mami Diaries Bloggers!
By Mariela Rosario | 11/25/2008 - 13:32

Hola, fellow Mamis! My name is Carla and I'm a 27 year old Cuban Filipina American and where as most young women my age gab about late night cocktails, killer outfits and juicy sex gossip, my daily updates revolve around late night breastfeeding, poopy diapers and missing bobos (or pacifiers to some). In less than a year, I got hitched, knocked up and became responsible for another human being…oh and now, just 13 short months later, I found out that I'm pregnant again!


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Watch Those Eyes
By Mariela Rosario | 10/15/2008 - 13:05

When should those little peepers be examined?


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Pregnancy Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction
By BabyCenter | 10/15/2008 - 12:21

Now that you're pregnant, you've probably heard lots of advice about things you should and shouldn't be doing. A lot of times in Latino culture, these beliefs are based on traditional superstitions. Abuelita
may take them quite seriously, and these old beliefs are a part of our cultural heritage—but, they can also give us a good laugh!


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The Dangers of Childhood Obesity
By Mariela Rosario | 10/13/2008 - 12:22


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The State of Latin Couples
By Mariela Rosario | 10/13/2008 - 12:13


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