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How Do You Envision Motherhood? Our Multiracial Mother’s Day

How do your multiracial children celebrate Mother's Day? Although I've had several, this was the first Mother's Day celebration with my mom and mother-in-law. We lived…

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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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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

The Cuban Burger: A Twist On The Traditional Recipe

Cuban Recipes and Traditions I can remember, as a very young girl, standing in my grandfather's corner grocery store while his giant press smashed the…

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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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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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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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