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 (new post on eHow)

Interracial Marriage: More Alike Than Different (new post on eHow)

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 5.3 million marriages in the U.S. … [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...]

9 Things I’m Loving Lately #AmorConBritax

9 Things I’m Loving Lately #AmorConBritax

I'm loving life lately. In a way that I have never really loved it before. I feel confident, secure in my marriage and so very grateful for the life I'm leading. Things aren't perfect - I'm certainly not perfect - and there are plenty of the things I want to change (like getting back to a healthy diet and weight), but in the spirit of February, here are 9 things I'm loving lately. I'm not counting my love for Britax, who's sponsoring this post, because that's a given. Tengo Amor Por.... 1. Tea (green, ginger, detox blend, all of it): In an effort to jump start a better diet, I've kicked the … [Read more...]

Olympic Ice Skate Craft for Kids: Celebrating Shani Davis

Olympic Ice Skate Craft for Kids: Celebrating Shani Davis

Winter Olympic Craft for Kids: Ice Skate Cheer Sign The Winter Olympics aren't known for their diversity in sports. In researching ways to celebrate Black History Month alongside the Winter Olympics with crafts for kids, it became very obvious that my kids don't have many minority athletes to look up to. Chalk it up to the demographics in cold weather countries, the economics of cold weather sports or the various theories out there on oppression, but the Winter Olympics aren't very reflective of my multiracial family. I'll admit, my kids probably won't grow up skiing or snow boarding - the … [Read more...]

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