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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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The Time My Kid Asked To Marry A White Guy

My 5 year old, biracial daughter asked if she could marry a white guy earlier this week, further proving to me that raising multiracial children…

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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

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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Cuban Arroz con Leche: Hispanic Recipe Traditions

Hispanic Heritage and Cuban Rice Pudding Second only to language, passing down your family legacy is most effectively done in the kitchen. You can remember…

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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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LA Union Station: 75 Years of California History

Born and raised in Southern California, yet it’s taken me until recently to visit LA’s Union Station. What a shame! The landmark is absolutely beautiful and has taught me a great deal about the history of my home state. Recently, my mom and I took a new approach to travel with kids when we boarded an Amtrak train from Los Angeles to San Diego. It was such a fun experience

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Mom Self Care: Burts Bee Renewal Skin Care Line

Even after decades of beach bumming through my California childhood, I don’t have many wrinkles. My brown skin has managed to serve me well until now, but my mom has been nagging (advising?) me that, soon enough, this face will betray my trust and show all signs of age. I hate to admit it, but she’s probably right. So when Walmart offered the chance to try the latest craze in

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Bath Time Is More Than Bubbles: 3 Tips to Build Family Legacy

This is the bathroom my babies have been bathing in for the last 5 months. It also happens to be the bathroom I used as a kid – as well as my mom and her brother and my grandparents; even my great-grandmother used this bathroom! My grandparents bought this home a decade after immigrating from Cuba and houses many years of family legacy. My grandparents were so proud of this

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Fighting Hunger and Sparking Change

You don’t have to look abroad to see hungry families. Sadly, kids and adults go without meals all the time… even in an amazing country like ours. So this spring, Walmart and a few awesome brands are asking us to join the fight against hunger and spark change in local communities across the U.S. To kick off the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign, Walmart is making an initial $1.5 million

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