8 Useful Tips for Keeping Your Heritage Alive

Keeping Your Heritage Alive As an immigrant living in the United States it is very difficult to maintain one’s culture and identity intact, since it’s only natural to be influenced by our new lifestyle and the predominant culture. However, for all of us who immigrated as adults, this influence cannot erase what we have deep-rooted […]

Wire Your Baby Bilingual: The Benefits of Bilingualism

Great News for Parents Raising Bilingual Children Raising my children to be bilingual is of great importance to me since we all know how essential language is for understanding and embracing culture. Therefore, I am convinced that if my children learn Spanish they’ll get what being Dominican is, where they come from and assume their […]

Three Kings Day Brings Magical Memories

This article is part of our Multicultural Holidays series.  You can submit your own story for publishing on Multicultural Familia via our submissions page here. Image: Flickr / cliff1066™ Fond Memories of Three Kings Day Thinking about my childhood and revisiting the home where I grew up always reminds me of how important is for a child to […]

Growing Up In The Dark

    Imagine not having electricity during at least 12 hours of the day, every day. Think about how you cannot buy groceries that need refrigeration in large amounts because, of course, you’ll have no electricity. Now picture what would you do if you could not use the computer, play a videogame, watch TV or […]

The Right to Identify as ‘American’

The Right to Identify as ‘American’ It’s amazing how some things, even the ones we think are minor; get to us when they touch a fine fiber within us. Like many minorities and people who belong to any multicultural group, the first time I hear something I tend to ask myself if I’m being over-sensitive. […]