Quitting Café When You’re Cuban: My First Drip Coffee Maker

Quitting Café When You’re Cuban: My First Drip Coffee Maker

Have you ever felt like making a change in a certain part of your life? That while the majority of other things were going well, one area needed a massive correction? That was me a few months ago with my nutrition - my water intake, specifically - and so, I made a course correction. I quit coffee. I'm Cuban and I quit coffee. To be Cuban and quit coffee feels completely unnatural. To explain this feeling, take into account that I was given café con leche as a kid... in a bottle. It's that serious. When I told my mom that I had put my American coffee maker in storage (Cubans drink espresso, … [Read more...]

 

5 Mealtime Tips For Raising Multiracial Children

5 Mealtime Tips For Raising Multiracial Children

After a crazy month of back and forth travel to California, I'm happy to get back to our family mealtime routine. Since announcing my partnership with Share The Table, visiting Barilla's Headquarters earlier this year and learning about the impact quality mealtime has on our children, I'm committed to improving our routine and my multiracial parenting. I've learned that kids describe themselves with varying social and emotional attributes positively - such as happy, respectful, confident, independent and hard working - in higher percentages in relation to the quality of their family … [Read more...]

 

Passport to Culture: France

Passport to Culture: France

Cultural Activity for Kids Our at-home travel series took us to France this month, but it's most certainly a destination that I hope to take my kids to for real one day. I've been to France once. With an old friend, we stayed in Paris for a few days before taking the train down the coast to Monaco. It was breath-taking being in Europe and realizing how young our country truly is. Walking down those cobblestone streets makes you feel so small, yet so alive and purposed, to know you are just a moment in history. One day I'll take my babies there. But for now, we explore, learn and travel... at … [Read more...]

 

French Food Culture: Artisan Cheese and Juice Pairings for Kids

French Food Culture: Artisan Cheese and Juice Pairings for Kids

Cultural Activities for Kids We've been having so much fun with our Passport to Culture series! Conducting a travel-at-home parenting series has been in the works for a long time. It all started with our first post on Ireland culture last year and has since turned into various fun cultural activities for kids, including food culture. This post is the first of our culture party on France, and I’m excited to partner with Président, Europe’s leading cheese expert, to showcase some of the classics, and new favorites, in specialty cheeses. Passport to Culture: France {part one} The French know … [Read more...]

 

Interracial Marriage: More Alike Than Different

Interracial Marriage: More Alike Than Different

Surviving an Interracial Marriage When I met my husband ten years ago, I won’t denying seeing his race. His bright, white teeth grinned at me, making a high contrast to his gorgeous dark skin, before he sat beside me with an introduction and a drink. Love at first sight seems obviously cliche, but between his radiant smile and hours of non-stop conversation, I was hooked. Interracial marriage was not a consideration back then – a stable and fulfilling marriage was my only concern – but it’s now a huge part of my identity as a woman and mother. According to the 2010 US Census, more than … [Read more...]

 

Black History Month for Multiracial Children

Black History Month for Multiracial Children

Raising Multiracial Children You can't be afraid or hesitant to celebrate cultures that aren't your own when raising multiracial children. It's our responsibility as parents to ensure our biracial babies feel whole in their identities by celebrating the entirety of their legacy. My kids are mixed, Latino and African American, and I want them to know how I cherish Daddy D and the African American culture that raised him. I'm honored that Walmart has asked me to share how we celebrate Black History Month, as it's important to show multiracial families honoring African American history - for our … [Read more...]

 

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