HOW HAVING A BABY CAN TURN YOU INTO A SOCIAL MEDIA MAVEN

HOW HAVING A BABY CAN TURN YOU INTO A SOCIAL MEDIA MAVEN FROM RALEIGH, NC TO CHARLOTTE, NC   After Amaya was born I was at a lost for how to find the infamous “mommy friend(s)”. The friends that my husband and I made when we first moved to North Carolina all lived in Raleigh, …

7 UNSPOKEN TRUTHS WE ENCOUNTERED WHEN MOVING TO TEXAS WITH ETHNIC NAMES

I am going to preface this post by saying that we enjoyed Texas. Half my family on my mom’s side of the family resides in Texas and they have done so for over a decade.  Nonetheless during our time in the state we discovered some “unspoken truths” that really open your eyes to how cultural differences are not only …

INTERCULTURAL FAMILY TRAVEL: A GUIDEBOOK TO INDIA

BLACK IN INDIA November 2015 was my first visit to India.  After 7 years of marriage, my 2 year old daughter and I were finally going to be meeting our extended family. We had ventured on this initial trip with my husband’s parents as our security detail, entourage, and everything in between. We are looking forward …

I MARRIED INDIAN. NOW, WHAT? #IFEELEFTOUT

Glancing, from the living room into the kitchen we watched my mother-in-law quickly reprimand Amaya for taking the crayon out of her right-hand and placing it into her left.  Amaya firmly belted out, “No, Amma (meaning paternal grandmother in Hindi), no, it’s my crayon!”  My mother-in-law firmly asserted back, “No Amaya that is not Right!  …