Good Bye, Nevada.

Good Bye, Nevada.

Today is Nevada Day, did you know? Today, this state in which we've lived for almost ten years turns 150 years old. As a state holiday, the kids have the day off from school. My bank is closed. All so the citizens of Nevada acknowledge it's legacy and history. In July of 2005, I drove my car into the valley and the thermometer read 115 degrees. I didn't have much, but that didn't matter. I had just bought a house and was hopeful that the relationship I was bringing along with me from California would turn into the happily ever after I yearned for. Back then, to me, Vegas symbolized … [Read more...]

 

Our Multiracial Family Is Wholesome, Too

Our Multiracial Family Is Wholesome, Too

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Honey Maid through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Honey Maid, all opinions are my own. Giving birth to my daughter was like giving birth to a new identity. The magnitude of motherhood often overwhelmed me, and in no small part was that due to the fact that we are a multiracial family. As a Latina mom, with a cultural heritage to pass on, I wondered if our white-or-black world would accept my mixed children as such. Would our society avoid seeing the Latino in my children – the me in them – … [Read more...]

 

Charging His Mornings With Cheerios Protein… and Kisses

Charging His Mornings With Cheerios Protein… and Kisses

Daddy D rushes out of here so quickly in the mornings. Like a flash, suited and booted, he flies out the door preparing to tackle another stressful, anxiety-ridden work day. I hate it. I'm usually stuffing a breakfast bar or a peeled orange in his hand as he kisses me good bye, knowing that he won't eat a morsel until lunch time. I also know how taxing it is to start the day so frantically and have been on a mission to have Daddy D join us for breakfast. So when Cheerios asked me to try their newest selections of dry cereals, Cheerios Protein, I knew my hard working husband would be the … [Read more...]

 

Pretty Side Banded Ponytail: Curly Mixed Hairstyles

Pretty Side Banded Ponytail: Curly Mixed Hairstyles

Did you know summer months can wreak havoc on curly mixed hair? The kids are more active, sweating and playing in chlorinated water, causing you to shampoo it more. Excessive shampooing can make the hair dry and cause breakage. It's tough! Biracial hair (and curly hair, in general) requires lots of moisture. Summer months can make it difficult to maintain. I'm excited to partner with JOHNSON’S NO MORE TANGLES® to provide curly mixed hairstyles that will help protect biracial hair from drying out during the hot summer months. Nourishing products, like Johnson's No More Tangle's Detangling … [Read more...]

 

15 Most FAQ Answered: Curly Biracial Hair Care Tips

15 Most FAQ Answered: Curly Biracial Hair Care Tips

If I told you how many emails I get on a weekly basis about Alina's curly hair, you wouldn't believe me. From white moms, black moms, adoptive moms, grandmoms, and especially Latina moms, they all share in their pursuit for healthy biracial hair. The love for their kids always shines through, and it makes me proud to know these awesome moms are raising multiracial children who love their mixed curly hair. Raising Multiracial Children and Biracial Hair What I've learned from all these women is that biracial hair - which is not a technical term, because hair is hair... not a race - is more … [Read more...]

 

The Maya Angelou Poem That Began My Interracial Marriage

The Maya Angelou Poem That Began My Interracial Marriage

Maya Angelou died yesterday at the age of 86. I was in tears in receiving the news. I texted my closest blogging hermana and realized she was struggling with the news, too. So I called my husband... and I cried. I mourned for her, but mostly for me. She was a mother, daughter and friend to many, and she was those things for me. My husband listened to the tears, told me that I was loved and safe, reminding me that, yet again, the words of Maya Angelou help guide me to the legacy I'm living now. 5 years ago, I listened to Touched By An Angel recited by my best friend, as I married into an … [Read more...]

 

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