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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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10 Terms that Moms of Biracial Kids Need To Know

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…

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Tips to Help Your Biracial Kids Answer “What are you?”

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…

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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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2 Simple St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

These simple St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids will take you 30 minutes or less (depending on how many leprechaun questions to you get!) and become a personalized green addition to your little one’s holiday outfit. I have fond memories of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as a Catholic school girl and continue the traditions of celebration with the kids. I found everything I needed in Walmart’s Craft aisle while shopping

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DreamWorks HOME Printables and Coloring Pages

I love when my little girl sees herself on the big screen. And I don’t mean literally. I mean in the way entertainment television and movies are supposed to do: reflect a bit of reality mixed imagination, a great plot and amazing visuals. DreamWorks HOME does just that for my multiracial child, reflecting what so many kids’ realities look like, with their loveable characters and heart warming plot. I haven’t

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ALMOND JOY Stuffed Cookies: Easy Recipe for Kids

This simple baking recipe combines my love of chocolate with my little one’s fascination with cooking alongside her mama. With the perfect flavor combinations of chocolate, almonds and coconut, this Easy Almond Joy Chocolate Chip cookie recipe is perfect for the novice baker who still wants to create “baking memories” with their kids. I’ve been cooking with my daughter since she was an itty bitty. At five years old, she’s

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10 Terms that Moms of Biracial Kids Need To Know

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

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The 6 Most Wonderful Things I’m NOT Grateful For

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

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Tips to Help Your Biracial Kids Answer “What are you?”

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?

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Self Care for Mom: Natural Herbs and Supplements

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

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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, 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

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