Biracial Identity: Yes I’m Biracial, But I Embrace Being African-American

Biracial Identity: Yes I’m Biracial, But I Embrace Being African-American Many of you wrote us inquiring about the following article: INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL DATING: AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN AND INDIAN-MAN.  In particular, you asked about Francesca and her racial identity.  After reading the bonus section, you noticed that she solely identified as an African-American woman when she is African-American …

IVF VS. ADOPTION, WHY WE CHOSE ADOPTION-A MULTIRACIAL FAMILY’S JOURNEY TO TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION

IVF VS. ADOPTION, WHY WE CHOSE ADOPTION-A MULTIRACIAL FAMILY’S JOURNEY TO TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION Tell Us About Your Family? Hi, I’m Alexis.  I’m a stay at home mom who works harder than she ever did in the private sector but, that’s just parenthood, right?!?!  I’m married to a great man who also happens to be a …

7 WAYS BECOMING A PARENT CAUSES YOU TO MORPH INTO YOUR PARENTS

7 WAYS BECOMING A PARENT CAUSES YOU TO MORPH INTO YOUR PARENTS Prior to having our biracial (Indian and African-American) daughter, my husband and I had set rules and regulations for how we were going to raise her.   My Husband is Indian and his parents are from Northern India.   I’m African-American and we both grew up in …

FATHERHOOD: I WANTED A SON BUT WE HAD A DAUGHTER…

FATHERHOOD: I WANTED A SON BUT WE HAD A DAUGHTER   DEEPLY ROOTED CULTURAL BELIEFS Growing up, as person of Indian decent it is ingrained in you that when it comes to having a child having a boy is better than having a girl.  The context for this line of reasoning is purely archaic and comes from …

3 MUST-KNOW TIPS FOR RAISING A MULTI-RACIAL/MULTI-CULTURAL CHILD

PART II OF LATHA AND ADRIAN’S STORY-PARENTING This is part two of Latha and Adrian’s story.  Missed part 1–their incredible love story? Check it out here! LATHA AND ADRIAN’S TAKE ON MULTI-RACIAL/MULTI-CULTURAL PARENTING Latha is Indian and Adrian is African-American and Jewish.  They have been married for over 20 years and have 1 daughter Nicolette.  …

Motherhood: Being Mom

Motherhood:  Being Mom   Planned or unplanned a vacancy filled.  Watching an expanding waist line turn into xlbs and xoz’s. More. Of. Me. Countless late night nursing sessions. More. Of. Me. Sleep deprivation. More. Of. Me. Blow outs, spit ups, and sit ups. More. Of. Me. Climbing, walking, and talking. More. Of. Me. Temper tantrums. More. …

Positively Reinforcing Multiracial Identity in Kids: Comments and Affirmations from around the web

Positively Reinforcing Multiracial Identity in Kids:  Comments and Affirmations from around the web “Multiracial kids/people are disruptive to stereotyping just by existing.”—unknown RAISING A BIRACIAL CHILD As parents we want to be prudent in nurturing and fostering our biracial daughter’s understanding of who she is.  Neither my husband nor I intimately understand what it is …

RAISING A MULTICULTURAL CHILD: SOUTH-ASIAN CULTURE LEARNING TOOLS

WHERE ARE THE  SOUTH-ASIAN CULTURE LEARNING TOOLS? THE SANSKRITI BOX The Sanskriti box is a monthly subscription box for children.  It brilliantly provides parents and educators alike with storybooks and activities from South-Asian culture.  The box can be customized to the size of your family and touts itself as “helping you to build a library that can …

FIVE THINGS NO ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT HAWAII

Our multicultural family has had nomadic tendencies.  See habits of successful career nomads for more details on what I mean by this.  To add to this, my husband travels globally for work and as a result we have been able to travel to some incredible places.  One place that we are particularly fond of is Hawaii.  Hawaii is renowned for …