Discussing racial identity with multiracial and biracial children is a challenge for many parents. They may have difficulty due to the weight of their own…Continue reading...
Discussing racial identity with multiracial and biracial children is a challenge for many parents. They may have difficulty due to the weight of their own experiences with culture and want to protect their kids from the same. Other parents might struggle with translating complex ideas such as race and racism into an age appropriate language that a kid would understand. It’s helpful to first have working definitions for terms commonly
A couple weeks ago, my body gave out on me. I was hospitalized for a week in the ICU with a crazy intense pneumonia that nearly killed my kidneys (and me), plummeted my blood pressure and prompted every doctor that walked through the door to exclaim, “how did you get so sick!?” The rush to figure out how a seemingly healthy 34 year old woman is so dire that I
Ask the Expert is a series of posts for multiracial moms raising biracial kids. To submit your question to our panel of mental health and parenting experts, fill out the form here. Today’s question is a great one, broaching the topic of mixed identity and how we, as parents, can help facilitate a healthy one. One DSM reader asks, How can I help my biracial child answer questions on identity?
While mama is taking care of the kids, the house, the husband… who’s taking care of mama? That’s a question I’m eagerly awaiting an answer to because, as I age, things aren’t feeling the same as they used to be. I’m learning that self care for mom is a must! However, my self care can not take too much time away from the family and work. The pursuit of balance
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, which prevents growth and length. In the winter, you might be running a forced-air heater, which sucks up the moisture in the air, and/or regularly wearing scarves, big jackets and beanies/hats. Kids are playing indoors more, meaning lots of rolling around on the floor or
Getting the New Year off on the right start can seem like a daunting task, but sometimes the simplest, easy breakfast ideas are the ones that make the biggest difference to your day. I say it all the time, making sure my kids eat a solid breakfast is important to our family food culture and this quick and filling idea is perfect for busy family. All you need is 3
The Three Kings are almost here and the kids are so excited! Are you ready? During our regular shopping trip to Walmart this week, I picked up one of their gorgeous Rosca de Reyes in the bakery (a traditional ring bread eaten in Mexican culture to celebrate Three Kings Day). We didn’t enjoy this sweet treat growing up, but introduced the kids to the Mexican tradition last year. Remember when
It seems like forever ago that my babies were itty bitty babies! I always want to remember their tiny hands and feet, sweet coo’s and loving embrace. But what I’ll likely also remember is their colicky phase and upset bellies. My husband has an extremely sensitive stomach, and it seem like both of my babies inherited one too! For this post, I’m happy to partner with Little Remedies to share