On Raising Her Kids Latino
- "Oh my God, it's just who I am every day. So they're going to get a part of who I am naturally. English isn’t even Marco's second language. It's his fourth. We only speak English when we have people around us that we have to speak English. But if it's just Marco and the boys, it's a combination of Italian and Spanish at all times. I speak a very Dominican Italian."
- "I don't know what they're gonna speak, because right now we're talking to them in English, Italian and Spanish. What's most confusing is my mom would like to be called a certain way as a grandmother, in Spanish — it's mamá. So I'm mami. And then his mother is la nonna. So I'm like how are they going to do this between la nonna, mamá, and mami — Italian, Spanish, and English. I kinda have a feeling their first words are going to be 'Ugh, English, English, this is America.'"
- "Spanish was my first language. Then you go to school, and within a month you're completely an English baby. So that's the battle you're always having: It's English out there and Spanish in the house. I don't say mommy, I say mami."