February 21, 2017

Ways to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with Children

(Updated Sept. 2016)
As a mother to multicultural children, it’s always been important to me that my children embrace all of their roots. My family tree alone consists of ancestors from Italy, Spain, Cuba and Puerto Rico, just to name a few. My husband’s family has roots in Ireland and Scotland. We cook Irish-inspired dishes and teach our twins and teen about European history. I have a desire for my children to understand the Spanish language and be able to identify with it. Whether families have a Hispanic background or not, many parents want their children to be exposed to various cultures and have a global-minded perspective.


Resources to help introduce the Hispanic culture are available during Hispanic Heritage Month. As stated by the Library of Congress, Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
    • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
    • 1/2 cup of onion, chopped
    • 1 pound of lean, ground turkey
    • 1 15-ounce can of red, pinto or kidney beans; rinsed and drained
    • 1 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons of chili powder—more  or less according to taste
    • 3/4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, optional
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Garnishes: Chopped red onion, tomato, cilantro and shredded cheddar cheese
  1. 1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. 2. Add onion and cook until golden, about 5 minutes.
  3. 3. Add turkey and cook, stirring often to break up the bigger bits, until turkey is cooked through, about 6 minutes.
  4. 4. Add kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  5. 5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. 6. Remove from heat and stir in apple cider vinegar.
  7. 7. Serve with onion, tomato, cilantro and cheese for garnishes.
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Joscelyn Ramos Campbell has more than a decade of experience as an award-winning former federal government public relations executive under the Bush and Obama administrations. The “super-connected power mom“ was recently named by Latina Magazine as one of “The 10 Best Latina Mommy Bloggers on the Web“; by CBS News as one of the “Top Bloggers in the Business“; by NBC Latino Work-Life Balance series as a “Top Latina Mom Blogger“; an Empowering Latina in the Marketing Field; by CNBC.com as a Top Latino Social Media Stars and Leading Hispanic Bloggers. She is the owner of Mami Innovative Media and founder of Mami of Multiples, one of the nation’s leading Latina American parenting and lifestyle sites offering resources and helpful tips for families. She is a nationally syndicated Parenting Columnist and co-hosts a Talk Radio Show. Joscelyn is a public speaker, military wife and mother to a teen son and identical twin boys. Connect with Joscelyn at @JoscelynRC & @InnovativeTalk.

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