MULTICULTURAL WEDDING PLANNING: 10 EASY TIPS FOR CREATING A FUSION WEDDING

 MULTICULTURAL WEDDING PLANNING: 10 EASY TIPS FOR CREATING A FUSION WEDDING A question that we have been asked quite a bit is how did you fuse your cultures during your wedding(s)?   We had a Christian/American destination wedding  in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., and an Indian wedding.  As many of you know, we did not originally …

7 Books For Multiracial Families By Multiracial Authors

7 BOOKS FOR MULTIRACIAL FAMILIES BY MULTIRACIAL AUTHORS The multiracial experience across the globe is a unique one. And it is not often that you come across books that have been written by multiracial authors that speak about what life is like as a mixed raced person.   Many of these books are narratives and …

20 Amazing Multicultural Diwali Gift Ideas

This post is part of the annual Diwali for Kids blog hop from Multicultural Kid Blogs! See the posts below for great ideas on celebrating Diwali with children. You can find even more ideas from last year’s series and on our Diwali Pinterest board:   Ketchup Moms on Multicultural Kid Blogs Kid World Citizen Creative …

5 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SOUTH ASIANS/INDIANS DEBUNKED

5 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SOUTH ASIANS/INDIANS DEBUNKED It’s almost humorous that I’m writing this post.  However, it has become justifiable.  And hopefully it will be eye opening for many of you that are curious and/or open to learning more about South Asian/Indian culture.  I know you must be thinking, say what?  What happened? BEING A MULTIRACIAL AND MULTICULTURAL FAMILY …

LOVE FAMILY BOOK REVIEW: CUSTOMIZABLE MULTIRACIAL FAMILY BOOK

LOVE FAMILY BOOK REVIEW Book Review: Love Family Author: Nora Barrett Cooper, Illustrations: Joelle Nelson Book Publishing Company: Loving Lion Books What if you could customize the main characters in a book for your daughter(s)?  A book that will become a family keepsake and that you could joyfully add to your family library of books?  …

3 TOP RATED MULTIRACIAL PARENTING BOOKS

MULTIRACIAL PARENTING BOOKS As an African-American and South Asian-American family one of the challenges we hear from other multiracial and multicultural families is how do you find the right cultural balance for your child?  We live in a world that is very race and culturally conscious but not competent.  As a whole our society/ world is not enlightened and seems …

BOOK REVIEW: A QUICK REVIEW OF A BUCKET OF BLESSINGS

BOOK REVIEW: A QUICK REVIEW OF A BUCKET OF BLESSINGS A  BUCKET OF BLESSING by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal 2014. Beach Lane Books 32 pages. First three sentences:  Near a majestic mountain, in a vast jungle with many mango trees, lives Monkey. It has not rained for weeks. The village well and the pond are dry. Premise/plot: …

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 …