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The First Discussion on Slavery + MLK with a Kindergartner: Raising Multiracial Children

Before I tell you about the time I struggled to hold back tears while hunkered down on the floor of the children’s section at Barnes n’ Noble, barricaded by books carrying the weight of American history, defending this parenting decision for our multiracial children from the steady stream of insecurities running through my head, let me back up to the moment that started it all; to when I realized it

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3 Ingredient Green Smoothie Recipe: Quick Kid Breakfast

Quick breakfast recipes that are also nutritious for kids are much appreciated by this busy mama. My babies have been slurping green smoothies since they turned about a year old. Packed to the rim with green, leafy vegetables and combined with sweet and tart berries (along with my secret ingredient), these little ones had no idea they were consuming the daily suggested servings of vegetable in one chilled sippy cup.

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6 Myths of Interracial Marriage, According to a Latina Wife

We’ve all heard different chistes de casados, but what have you heard about interracial marriage? Before I met my husband, I didn’t think much of the prevalent misconceptions of interracial marriages or raising multiracial children. But as a Latina wife married to an African American man, I am staunchly aware of the challenges marrying outside our race and culture can present. After a decade as an interracial couple, here are

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Infused Butter Sauce with Lemon and Garlic

Flavor. That’s the one requirement I have for food. It can be spicy or robust or laden with fat, but food needs to have flavor for me to enjoy it. And this simple recipe for an infused butter with lemon and garlic is, not only quick to make, packed with zing. As I was planning my regular shopping trip to Walmart, I checked out the Walmart Holiday Entertaining Guide and

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Savory Bread Pudding Recipe with Kale and Sausage

This Savory Bread Pudding recipe is written by me on behalf of The Hillshire Brands Company. All opinions are entirely my own. Happy Holidays! This holiday season is the first in our new home and, I have to say, it’s been more than I could have ever hoped for. Despite being half the size of our last house, our California home is filled with all the holiday sights, sounds and

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Pinecone Crafts: Glitter Name Cards for Christmas Table

This year will be my first time hosting Christmas morning brunch at our new home in California and I’m pulling out all the stops. From the menu to the decor, the kids and I have been busy ensuring Christmas morning will be filled with all the sounds, smells and tastes that memories are made of – including making an abundance of pinecone crafts! During my regular grocery shopping trip at

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GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank Toy Review: My Fave Christmas Gift

Of all the Christmas gifts and toys my daughter will receive this holiday season, there’s one that I am most excited to play with: GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank! GoldieBlox, a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers, is the perfect gift for girls and boys who love to tinker and build. Construction toys help children develop spatial skills and get them interested in math and

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