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. […]

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch It’s a new school year and, as a parent, you want to send your kids off with healthy-packed lunches that will please the pickiest of eaters. Home-made lunches can also be a first-line of defense in the fight against childhood obesity by helping kids embrace a healthy lifestyle. […]

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 […]

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. […]

Engrish in Japan

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Engrish in Japan Yes, you read the title correctly, Engrish. It is a term used in Japan which refers to how the Japanese use English incorrectly pertaining to pronunciation and grammar. I was completely shocked by how poor the grammar and spelling was in major magazines, on t-shirts, and in various texts. I thought, jeez does anyone […]

One mother’s response to her 7 year old about female body image {RachelSimmons.com}

female body image

One mother’s response to her 7 year old about female body image by Janell Hofmann I am sitting, cross legged, on the bathroom floor trimming my five year old daughters’ toenails.  My nine year old son showers his muddy body as I lean against the tub.  My three year old daughter wrestles herself into pajamas […]

Fútbol, Football, le foot or soccer?!?

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Fútbol, Football, le foot or soccer?!? By Diana Limongi-Gabriele Growing up in a Hispanic household, I wasn’t watching “Monday night football” and the Superbowl is only something I remember coinciding with my birthday.  My dad watched fútbol. I remember asking him questions like; what are the rules?  What do they do?  How long does it go for?  I […]

Mix-up your Multicultural Holidays by Celebrating What’s Different

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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. We’re Different, We’re the Same by Jen Marshall Duncan When my kids were littler, we read this book over and over again. Sometimes we turned the pages looking for noses that looked […]

WATCH: If She Can See It, She Can Be It {SeeJane.org}

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via Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media | SeeJane.org  

Talking with my 5-year-old about Racism

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Talking with my 5-year-old about Racism Syndicated from Musing Momma. The other evening I asked my husband, “Do you think we should tell Zip about racism now?” Over the past five years, we’ve talked openly about race and skin color and cultural differences. We’ve presented these as things to celebrate and appreciate. We’ve done a great […]

The Power of Voting & Kids at the Polls

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The Power of Voting Do you know how precious the right to vote is? Many have died trying to do something as simple as filling in the dot on a ballot. The privilege of going to the polls is something we should all recognize and appreciate. Our children need to learn not to take the […]

A Family Shattered by Hurricane Sandy, Mourns Two Beautiful Boys

Damien and Glenda Moore, Staten Island, black mom, biracial sons, hurricane sandy

A Family Shattered by Hurricane Sandy She felt her children, her babies, her little boys, sucked from her grasp. She stared into a killer storm, screaming, for any sign of her sons – her sons, but they were gone…both of them. Desperately begging, screaming, banging, breaking windows…for help. Help that never came. And so she continued […]