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How Do You Envision Motherhood? Our Multiracial Mother’s Day

How do your multiracial children celebrate Mother's Day? Although I've had several, this was the first Mother's Day celebration with my mom and mother-in-law. We lived…

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Can Elsa Be Black? The Question My Multiracial Daughter Needs Answered

To put this in perspective, my 5 year old, multiracial child is a very literal kid. Way more than just her Cuban and African American…

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3 Eczema Tips for Multiracial Baby

Eczema is a skin condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed, often with blisters that cause itching, even bleeding. Eczema can be…

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Latest in Mixed Hair Care

Taking Care of Biracial Hair During Winter: 6 Tips for Healthy Curls

Taking care of biracial hair during the cold, winter months is an important task. Though it looks strong, curly hair is most susceptible to breakage,…

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Mouse Ears Tutorial for Curly Biracial Hair

In most ways, even as a multiracial family raising biracial kids with mixed hair, we're exactly the same as other American families. I promise! Even…

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Curly Biracial Hair Care: Sock Bun Tutorial

Back to School Mixed Hairstyles This girl does not like her hair up... ever! But with back to school upon us, making sure her curly…

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Latest in Cuban Food Culture

The Cuban Burger: A Twist On The Traditional Recipe

Cuban Recipes and Traditions I can remember, as a very young girl, standing in my grandfather's corner grocery store while his giant press smashed the…

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Cuban Style Codfish Fritters – Frituras de Bacaloa

Since moving back to California, I've learned more about the Cuban recipes I grew up on. Perhaps most interesting is the impact my grandfather had…

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Cuban Chicken Soup con Barilla Fideo Cut Spaghetti

There’s nothing like Cuban Chicken Soup (or Cuban Sopa de Pollo con Fideo) to heal your insides and, when I’m not feeling great, that’s exactly what…

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The Cuban Burger: A Twist On The Traditional Recipe

Cuban Recipes and Traditions I can remember, as a very young girl, standing in my grandfather’s corner grocery store while his giant press smashed the outside of my sandwich. I knew the goodness that awaited me, so I remained patient. Eventually, I would devour that wonderful Cuban Sandwich in a few minutes. Tops. This was before the panini press was cool or Cuban recipes were all the rave. So when

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The 5 Steps To Helping Fathers Bond With Their Kids

Before I get going on this post, I want to say that my husband is a phenomenal father. This post isn’t to diminish his active role in family legacy building – especially as a multiracial family – but to share my observations on how we, as mothers, can help facilitate a father’s authentic bonding with their children. Since Daddy D works so much during the week, our children are with

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How Do You Envision Motherhood? Our Multiracial Mother’s Day

How do your multiracial children celebrate Mother’s Day? Although I’ve had several, this was the first Mother’s Day celebration with my mom and mother-in-law. We lived 300 miles apart and just never came out for the holiday. But now that we’re here, after a busy weekend between families and houses honoring the mothers who build our family legacies, my heart has never been more full. This weekend was the ultimate reminder

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Easy Banana Pudding Recipe: Food Traditions On Mother’s Day

While I was craving Arroz con Leche and Flan, my Mother-in-Law was cooking traditional sweet treats for her small group of 8 (yes, I said EIGHT!) children. By far Daddy D’s favorite sweet food tradition is this Easy Banana Pudding recipe that she would whip up, straight from her own Southern childhood. This Mother’s Day, with help from Walmart, I’m making this traditional banana pudding and honoring the food traditions

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Multiracial Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For Moms Building A Legacy

What is it about raising multiracial children that brings us – those of us privileged to guide their biracial identity and keep them safe from this world’s callus prejudice – together? It isn’t that “mixed kids are the cutest” or that we’re struggling with what society thinks of our interracial families. We’re bonded because we’re building a legacy. As mothers of biracial kids, we’ve given birth to a brand new kind

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My Favorite Spring Dress! And Being Comfortable In Photos

Spring time brings so many possibilities! We start clearing out overfilled closets, cleaning behind furniture…. and sprucing up our warm weather wardrobe. So when Walmart asked me to pick out a favorite Spring item from their great selection of women’s clothing options, I knew exactly what I needed to update my tired mom fashion: a spring time maxi dress! This one is by far my favorite. The Henley maxi dress is

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Can Elsa Be Black? The Question My Multiracial Daughter Needs Answered

To put this in perspective, my 5 year old, multiracial child is a very literal kid. Way more than just her Cuban and African American heritage, Alina’s personality is also inquisitive, virtuous and very very accurate. Basically, she’s me in mini-form and because of that, I find it hard to misinform her. Even for the sake of imagination or play or fun, I want my daughter to trust that I’ll

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3 Eczema Tips for Multiracial Baby

Eczema is a skin condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed, often with blisters that cause itching, even bleeding. Eczema can be inherited, though the symptoms occur due to external circumstances too. And while babies of all ethnicity battle this unfortunate medical condition, I was not prepared to deal with eczema when my multiraical children were born. My daughter is now 5 years old and has been

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