You might be a Texan if… {you fear the javelina}

Ok, let’s make this a new series on Bicultural Mom.  In honor of my Tejano hubby. Check out this more than freaky noise that will make any Texan do a double take. Early Spanish explorers, in their ventures into the “New World,” encountered a pig-like animal similar in appearance to the swine of the “Old World.” They […]

Celebrating the holidays and family traditions

This post is sponsored by BRITAX.  As a Britax Latina Advisory Board member, I share family adventures and safety tips.  All opinions and stories are my own. The holidays are a time for celebration, family and traditions.  Christmas, of course, is my favorite.  When we were growing up, whether gifts were present or not, it was always a […]

Day of the Dead Catrina Makeup Tutorial

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Day of the Dead Catrina Makeup Tutorial by Carly Ryan, Makeup Artist Step 1: Go to your local Halloween shop or anywhere they sell a cream color wheel. Look for one that has white (as main color), black and red as those are the ones you’ll use the most for a Catrina look. For detailing, […]

Fun & Delicious Day of the Dead Recipes!

Abuelita Champurrado

Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Recipes Recipes and photos provided by NESCAFÉ Café de Olla and NESTLÉ Abuelita. Day of the Dead begins on November 1st and to prepare for the holiday, we wanted to share with you a couple of delicious Day of the Dead recipes by NESCAFÉ Café de Olla and […]

Sioux Falls Family Trips: Pumpkin Picking & Falls Park Fun #SafeConBritaxFallFun

Pumpkin Picking & Falls Park Fun Over the past two weeks the weather has really cooled down here in Sioux Falls and we’ve been getting really excited about the upcoming holidays.  Yesterday, we finally jump-started our holiday season by taking a little trip to the outskirts of town where we could pick our own pumpkin…the […]

Can a light-skinned biracial woman consider herself black?

Can a light-skinned biracial woman consider herself black? I thought this was a really interesting conversation on biracial identity and especially colorism.  This discussion right here is why “race” doesn’t really make any sense.  There is no one “box” or “race”, and while we may believe that a biracial or light-skinned individual should still be […]

LOOK: Darth Vader goes to Disneyland…

So, I actually love these two super cute commercials from Disney.  If you didn’t know before, I am actually a bit of a Star Wars geek.  ;) The first commercial is a quirky inside to Darth Vader’s first visit to Disneyland…lol.  The other is a dad acting up in the middle of a home improvement […]

WATCH: The True Meaning of Día de los Muertos

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The True Meaning of Día de los Muertos Watch this beautifully animated, and heart felt, short film about a little girl who visits the land of the dead, where she learns the true meaning of the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos.  Student Academy Award Gold Medal winner, 2013. Produced by Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds, […]

WATCH: A Gringuito Who Makes Cuban Cafecito

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Being in a bicultural relationship myself, I love videos like this that show other Anglos trying to “be Latino”.  This Anglo in particular is showing off his skills by making a Cuban Cafecito, which reminds me of the first time I made Mexican Pastel de Tres Leches for my mother-in-law and she had to show […]

Our Mexican American wedding story in pictures

Just six summers ago, my husband and I got married.  We had been dating for about two and a half years and engaged for another two and a half years before we finally tied the knot. Some people think we waited too long, other think we didn’t wait long enough, but we personally think we […]

What to Pack for a Road Trip with Abuela #CareSupport

What to Pack for a Road Trip with Abuela Summer is a great time to travel with family and friends, especially with many reunions and even the 4th of July coming up!  Many families drive across country to celebrate with barbecues, fireworks and connect with their precious little ones.  But packing everyone up in the […]

Feliz Día del Padre to my Hubby

For Father’s Day, I wanted to do something special for my hubby.  Mija wanted to do something special too.  So we put our heads together and came up with a beautiful ecard, just for hubby, with pictures of her and daddy together. A special thank you for all you do… Thank you hubby, for always […]