K12 Free Online Public School Review

K12 Free Online Public School Program Last month, at the beginning of September, our daughter officially started her first day of first grade through free online public school on K12.com.  At first, the experience was a bit overwhelming.  It took some time to get used to the website’s user interface and navigation, but after about a week […]

Homeschooling basics: Kumon homeschool workbooks

About two years ago, I started homeschooling my daughter.  Nothing spectacular.  Just an at-home, personalize curriculum that I created myself.  It basically consisted of doing a different subject each day of the week and really focusing in on the basics: alphabet, numbers, simple math, etc. I used the popular Mead workbooks to supplement her learning […]

On Coming Out as Biracial & Passing for White

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via medium.com: A few months ago, I not-so-subtly asserted myself as biracial while having dinner with a new coworker. “I’m a Capricorn,” she’d said. “Yeah…my mom’s black,” I responded (not verbatim, but the exchange was similar). Whoa. What? Immediately after I injected that part of my identity into the conversation, I had a Come-to-Jesus moment. […]

Creating Your Own Homeschooling Curriculum #SafeConBritaxBTS

This post is sponsored by BRITAX.  As part of the Britax Latina Advisory Board, I often share family adventures and safety tips.  All opinions and stories are my own, of course.  Check out my posts on car seat safety and getting your kids to buckle up with no fuss. Last year, I wrote about how our family was homeschooling our […]

Tactics For Dealing With Bullying

Tactics For Dealing With Bullying

Tactics For Dealing With Bullying There are many different types of bullying, and many types of bullies, and your child could be victim of any of them, or even the perpetrator. As a parent what can you do about it when your child is being physically or verbally abused by other children? Do we sue […]

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 […]

Laying the Foundation for Healthy Racial Identity: Toddlers & Preschoolers

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Laying the Foundation for Healthy Racial Identity I’m by no means an expert on raising biracial children. I rely a lot on my husband, insights from other parents (hooray for on-line communities!), and whatever resources I manage to get my hands on, and then, with all of that as a guide, I follow my instincts. […]

A Detailed Hospital Checklist for New Moms & Dads

Hospital Checklist for New Moms & Dads Every time Christmas and New Year’s rolls around, I get a little nostalgic.   This year I ended up going through some old college papers and lots of mija’s baby stuff.  Funny enough, college and pregnancy are practically hand in hand for me, since I was attending college for […]

Bicultural Parenting Confessions

Confessions of a Bicultural Mom This past year has been busier than ever and I’ve felt guilty too many times about living in the Midwest and about not immersing our daughter enough into Mexican culture.  It’s been hard.  We’re far away from our family and friends who influence our Latino roots most and we haven’t […]