A Father’s Perspective: I Wanted A Son But We Had A Daughter

A Father’s Perspective: I Wanted A Son But We Had A Daughter   Deeply Rooted Cultural Beliefs Growing up, as a 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 …

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.  …

INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL MARRIAGE: INDIAN WOMAN & AFRICAN-AMERICAN & JEWISH MAN

  Interracial/Intercultural Marriage:  Indian Woman & African-American and Jewish Man LATHA & ADRIAN’S LOVE STORY My name is Latha Boyd. I am of Indian descent, born and raised in Chicago, IL.  My husband’s name is Adrian and he is of African-American and Jewish descent.  We have a sweet and beautiful Black and Indian (Blindian) daughter named Nicolette. HOW WE …

10 THINGS EVERY WOMAN NEEDS THAT IS IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH AN INDIAN MAN TOLD IN GIFS

Who doesn’t love some weekend humor and insight at the same time?  I asked numerous women that are in interracial/intercultural marriages like myself to answer the following question.  What 5 things do you find that you need being in a relationship with/married to a person of Indian descent?  In particular, things that you would not need …

INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL DATING: AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN AND INDIAN-MAN

INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL DATING: AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN AND INDIAN MAN FRANCESCA AND RAGHAV’S AKA FRAN ‘N’ NELLI’S LOVE STORY   HOW WE MET At work!  We are both engineers working on medical devices. HOW LONG HAVE WE BEEN TOGETHER It will be 4 years on our wedding date, June 24th, 2017. TOP 4 INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL DATING INTROSPECTIONS 1) Don’t have expectations about …

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 …

The Best Parenting Humor Ever! You Know You Are A Parent When…

You Know You Are A Parent When… Unequivocally since becoming parents approximately 5 years ago, my Husband and I can candidly say that not one day is exactly like the other.  Although repetition is touted to be “king” in raising a child the act of being a parent is continuously met with: laughs, wonderment, and challenges.  Parenthood is …

7 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:   Maple and Marigold on Multicultural Kid Blogs: Celebrating Diwali in …

Trial And Tribulations Of Multiracial Kids Hair Care

Trials And Tribulations Of Multiracial Kids Hair Care Hair Daze After our biracial (African-American and Indian-American) daughter was born, I presumed that taking care of her hair would be a breeze.   No, it’s not the notion that because she is “mixed” that her hair would be easy to comb and style etc.  One of the labor and …