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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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DIY Mid Century Modern Planter: A New Take On An Old Classic

We recently bought a tiny, mid century modern cottage here in California and I’m having a blast designing our new space. The aesthetics are different from what I’m initially drawn too, but I like learning about a new genre of design and blending my favorite aspects with our existing stuff. Since our house was built in the 1950’s, the mid-century modern feel will run throughout our home’s interior. We’ve had

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Pan Roasted Asparagus and Olives with Feta: Simple Side Dish

I’m struggling with family meal ideas that delight my munchkins and nourish their bodies. When did my kids get so picky?! Ideally, one dish would accomplish both goals… and I think this simple side dish of Pan Roasted Asparagus and Olives with Feta might do the trick. My kids love olives, so when Walmart asked me to check out a new line of conveniently packaged snack food, I agreed to

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Welcome Spring! KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway!

Spring is here and to celebrate the flowers blooming, we teamed up with other amazing bloggers to bring you a KitchenAid Giveaway. We love KitchenAid mixers and all the beautiful spring colors have us drooling! And did we mention that Winner of this amazing giveaway gets to pick their choice of color?! YES! To enter to win follow directions in the rafflecopter form below and make sure to read the

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Counting Birthdays And Blessings: 3 Reasons I’m Doing Okay

The last couple weeks have been some of the best in a good long while. Though my personal identity is so much bolder than when I started this blog, especially my motherhood, it seems I’ll always struggle with the guilt to be more; do more or have more, for my family and for myself, to prove that I have a right to engage in community or stand alone as I

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Disneyland’s Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island

We’ve been annual passholders to Disneyland for several months now and I love it. I was worried that the expense was a frivolous luxury (and I won’t deny that it is), but Disneyland has served my motherhood in ways I didn’t anticipate. We took Alina out of Pre-K in the middle of the year and abruptly changed her life (although for the better). It hasn’t always been easy, but knowing

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Sprouting Citrus & Avocado Trees: The First On His Daddy Do List

In partnership with Avocados from Mexico and Latina Bloggers Connect, this post is sponsored and shares our plans for lots of citrus and avocado trees in our new California home’s outdoor space! Our move to California from Las Vegas has been anything but easy. We can finally breathe a bit easier though, now that we’ve closed on a home. We have somewhere to live! Horray! Our new California home is

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3 Hair Steps For Simple Shine On A Long Bob

I have naturally curly hair, but every now and then, I like to change things up! Recently, I cut about 5 inches of length off and have been rockin’ this long bob ever since. It’s long enough to throw into a ponytail, looks cute and fresh when curly, and super sleek when straightened into a long bob. In partnership with Walmart, I wanted to share the 3 simple steps and

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An ANNIE Inspired Easter Basket for Dog Lovers

Can you believe Easter is coming up?! I’ve been slowly picking up items for my girl’s Dog Lover’s Easter Basket to create something unique as her. No matter the season or reason, this little girl LOVES a furry best friend more than any other. So when Walmart asked me to celebrate the release of ANNIE and their exclusive gift set and soundtrack, I was excited to add Sandy, Annie’s furry

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