Passport to Culture Travel Party for Kids: Hawaiian Culture

Passport to Culture Travel Party for Kids: Hawaiian Culture

Culture Party for Kids: A Legacy of Multiculturalism These culture parties have been so much fun to do for and with the kids. Alina is learning so much! And for the factual information she may forget, the idea that the world is bigger than here and us - the family legacy of multiculturalism I've always wanted to build - is certainly being nurtured. At the beginning of summer, we put together a Hawaiian themed party that taught facts, embraced food cultures and incorporated cultural crafts for kids from the most tropical American state all of us want to visit... Hawaii! Passport to … [Read more...]

 

Passport to Culture: Philadelphia and 4th of July Party Inspiration

Passport to Culture: Philadelphia and 4th of July Party Inspiration

Culture Party for Kids: Philly Culture & American History We've had the best time coming up with fun and educational themes for our Passport to Culture, travel at home series. This month's is focused on Philadelphia, with 4th of July Party Inspirations. Alina has really learned so much through these parties. And even for the lack of details/facts she may have forgotten, the idea that this world is bigger and more beautiful than she can image is making its way into my girl's psyche. That's all I ever wanted with these culture party for kids: to combat prejudice and create a fascination, … [Read more...]

 

I Dream of Summer Travel: My 2014 Wish List + $200 Giveaway

I Dream of Summer Travel: My 2014 Wish List + $200 Giveaway

Over the weekend, Daddy D and I took the kids to see Rio 2. I've heard that sequels never compare to an original, but I won't ever tire of visiting Rio de Janiero - even if it's via movie screen. I especially loved the opening scene: an aerial view of the crowded beach shoreline, sweeping down to engulf the party goers dressed in white, even closer to watch as they threw flowers into the ocean, petals all colors of the rainbow. And when the Brazilian beats drummed heavy and the fireworks exploded, I couldn't help but give Alina's hand a little squeeze and whisper in her ear, "one day I'll take … [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...]

 

Booking Family Travel And Accepting Our Reality

Booking Family Travel And Accepting Our Reality

We did it! Last week we booked our big family travel plans! After hundreds of research hours, conducted over many years, I was ready to buy our vacation to a destination that I've had my sights on since forever - long before it became the international superstar that it is now. Costa Rica is one of the most stable countries in Latin America. Without a national army, it's incredibly safe with a stable currency. The region boasts equatorial temperatures, and so long as you don't mind a bit of rain, there's really no bad time to visit. The biodiversity in Costa Rica is insane, and the animals … [Read more...]

 

Passport to Culture: An At-Home Travel Series

Passport to Culture: An At-Home Travel Series

Raising Multiracial Children: Feeling Whole in Mixed Identity I started De Su Mama out of a desire to ground my then 1 year old daughter in an identity that created wholeness. As a bicultural Latina, with divorced parents no less, I knew what it felt like to grow up feeling fragmented. Long before my children were born, I wanted so much more for them. I did my best at marrying a man of stability (and in my opinion, marrying D was the smartest thing I've ever done). As it turns out, I fell madly in love with a black man and had his beautiful mixed babies. Raising multiracial children is the … [Read more...]

 

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