10 THINGS YOUR CHILD SHOULD KNOW BEFORE HEADING TO KINDERGARTEN

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world!”-Nelson Mandela KINDERGARTEN IS THE NEW 1ST GRADE My husband and I have been bemused, alarmed, and agitated by all the information that 5 year olds need to know before entering into kindergarten.   The information that we recollected we did not …

7 Ways Becoming A Parent Causes You To Morph Into Your Parents

7 Ways Becoming A Parent Causes You To Morph Into Your Parents Before 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 …

12 African-American Inventors, Activist, and Leaders Lost to History

“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes the teaching of biography and history.” – Carter G. Woodson 12 African-American Inventors, Activist, and Leaders Lost to History February Is Black History Month I  can remember sitting in American history class eager to learn and always wondering why …

MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY: THE CLOUD ARTIST BOOK REVIEW

MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY Multicultural Children’s Book Day is January 27, 2018.  I’m excited to share my review of a riveting picture book called, The Cloud Artist.  I have been provided a copy of this book to review by the author.  However, as always all thoughts and opinions are my own.  More details on Multicultural …

5 THINGS NO ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT THE FIRST WEEK OF PRESCHOOL

5 Things No One Tells You About the First Week Of Preschool “She has excellent fine motor skills…” This past week was our 4 year old toddler’s first week of preschool.  As parents we lamented the thought of sending her to school too early.  Was she going to listen to her teacher?  Share?  Play with …

5 INTERESTING INDIAN SUPERSTITIONS AND CUSTOMS EXPLAINED

5 INTERESTING INDIAN SUPERSTITIONS AND CUSTOMS EXPLAINED One of the most intriguing parts of being in an interracial/intercultural marriage has been learning about my spouse’s cultural superstitions and customs.  In the African-American community we uphold many of the superstitions and customs that are prevalent in America.  Such as? SUPERSTITIONS AND CUSTOMS I GREW UP HEARING …

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 …

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?  …