I’m a White Man & my Child Will be Black {by John Chatz}

Reality Check – My Biracial Child Will Be Black I’m sitting at work the other day and one of my co-workers calls and we start talking about my wife’s pregnancy. “How’s she feeling?  Are you doing ok? How are all the kids taking it?  Have you picked out names?”  Etc., etc.  This is a female co-worker […]

Bilingual Education Review: Criss Cross Mangosauce

We recently had the chance to review a couple of awesome Bilingual products from Criss Cross Mangosauce, a bilingual resource for programs for children. We were sent Chipi Chipis Small Shells of the Sea book. It is a father daughter story influenced by Venezuelan traditions. The author states that Chipi Chipis is a sort of small […]

10 Tips for Raising Healthy Eaters {Free Printable List}

Images via NourishInteractive.com   Tips to encourage healthy eating at home! 1. Eat dinner together as a family. Studies conducted in 2011 show that families who regularly eat together, make healthier food choices. 2. Bring kids into the kitchen and have them help prepare the meal. Children who participate in the meal preparation tend to […]

We’ve Reached An Agreement on Santa!

This article is part of our “Multicultural Holidays” series.  You can submit your own story for publishing on Multicultural Familia via our submissions page here.  © Weather Anchor Mama   This is part two of Stacy’s Multicultural Christmas story.  Read part one, “Debating What to Do About Santa“.   After my recent post, Debating What to Do About Santa, […]

Debating What to Do About Santa

This is Stacy’s second guest appearance on Multicultural Familia.  Read more about her family in her story, “Holidays Between Two Cultures“. Debating What to Do About Santa It seems like the holidays came so fast this year.  Everywhere I turn I see Christmas lights!  I think that retailers skipped over Thanksgiving decorations and went right […]

Holidays Between Two Cultures

My native country is Jamaica, but I’ve spent most of my life growing up in the states. With that said, I was always stuck between two cultures. My siblings and I weren’t allowed to celebrate Halloween because it wasn’t celebrated in Jamaica. I remember my mom referring to it as “duppy holiday” (translation- ghost holiday). […]

‘The House on Mango Street’ Book Review

‘The House on Mango Street’ Review Have you remembered to go back? Mexican-American author-poet Sandra Cisneros raises this simple question in her timeless classic The House on Mango Street. This book of vignettes is one that can be opened to any page without having to know what came in the story before, or what comes after, […]

Papel Picado with a Modern Twist

Papel Picado Craft Papel Picado is a popular Mexican folk art also created from perforated paper.  While it is mainly used to decorate fiestas like weddings, baptisms, Birthdays and  day of the dead, I remember creating millions of patterns to decorate my grandmothers home for no reason at all. Papel Picado is just one of those arts […]