About us

Welcome to Bicultural Familia.

Hello, I’m Chantilly, the blogger and creator behind Bicultural Familia.  Here on the blog, I share our family adventures, recipes and life in the Rio Grande Valley.

A little about us…

I’m a web designer, online business coach and full-time blogger.  My husband is a stay-at-home dad and we have two kids, Lilyana (9) and Antonio (3).

We’re a multiracial Latino family, living in South Texas and we’re proud to share the food and culture of the place we call home.

About Bicultural Familia

Bicultural Familia is a Bicultural / Latino lifestyle blog and YouTube family vlog that celebrates familia, food, culture and travel in South Texas.  We’re based in Harlingen, TX, which is about 30 minutes from the U.S. / Mexican Border and the Gulf of Mexico, an area that has beautiful weather, palm trees and delicious food! It’s also a well-known travel destination, just minutes from the tropical paradise of South Padre Island and a short drive away from a popular cruise ship port in Galveston, Texas.

Email us at hola@biculturalfamilia.com.
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What is a Bicultural Familia?

A bicultural familia (bicultural family) is one that is immersed simultaneously within two cultures, celebrating two sets of languages, faiths, traditions, food cultures and more.  You might be surprised to discover that most families are bicultural or multicultural.  And if you’re reading this blog, I’m betting yours is too.

What are your Blog and Videos About?

Here on Bicultural Familia, we share our family adventures, things to do in Harlingen, travel and product reviews for young families, South Texas and Mexican food culture, our favorite books, movies, television shows, and more.  We’re a Mexican American family living in South Texas, so you’ll find plenty of chatter about all things Texas too!  #ProudTejanos

Follow our Journey…

We want to invite you to share with us.  Don’t forget to share your thoughts and insights in the comments and to connect with us on social media to continue the conversation.  We hope you’ll join us on this journey and share your stories with us too.

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More About Us

If you’re interested in learning more about us, here are a few posts that go more into detail.


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    March 19, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Thanks for your blog…i have been searching for more bi-cultural Mom bloggers…you are the first I have found that strikes that voice for me. Your voice is definately refined, though you mention here that you are still striving for it. I think you have it. Just keep going with it!

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      Chantilly Pati&ntild
      March 19, 2011 at 9:34 am

      Aww…thanks so much for your kind words. I really appreciate it and I couldn't be happier that other bicultural moms out there are enjoying my posts. I hope we can connect and get to know each other better. Thanks so much for reading! =)

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    May 12, 2011 at 9:49 am

    so glad I came across this blog. I am passionate about multiculturism as well, have known no other way to live since childhood! Look forward to reading more of your posts:)

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    August 17, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Hi Chantilly,

    While I'm not a bi-culture Mom, I have to say that your blog still speaks to me. I lived in Mexico until I was 13 and I'm now a college student living in Boston- the lifestyle is so different and I'm trying my hardest to keep my Mexican heritage and culture from slipping away. This is a really good source of inspiration for myself and my own blog!

    Keep writing!
    Nicole Troelstrup

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      Chantilly Pati&ntild
      August 17, 2011 at 8:38 am

      Thank you so much Nicole!  You definitely don't have to be a mom to read this blog, but it sounds like you've already got the bicultural part down.  ;)  I talk here a lot about balancing life between Mexican and American heritage and also the bicultural differences between our in-laws.  Thanks so much for stopping in!  I'd love to hear more about your experiences between Mexico and Boston…sounds really interesting!  :)  Feel free to leave your blog link!

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    March 25, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Wow, your article that was posted on Foxnews is so riddled with disgusting assumptions it is nor wonder there is racial confusion and backlash rampant in America. There seems to be some misguided attempt to define racism by some childish  standard of vengeance. You seem to be implying that the accepted definition of racism is "white people doing bad things to black people". My word, are you serious. Your institutionalized victim attitude is what is keeping us down…not helping us….let's hope someone cuts your media relationships before more of us have to deal with your infantile drivel. 

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    Jennifer Bumpus
    February 16, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Hello Chantilly! My husband stumbled upon your site and immediately emailed it to me, knowing I’d be interested. I, too, am a bicultural mom, raising a beautiful and brilliant (in my “unbiased” opinion!) biracial daughter with my African American husband (I am White). I look forward to exploring your blog and your other websites. By the way, I am currently writing a doctoral dissertation on transracial adoption (specifically, AA children being adopted by Caucasian parents), looking at the effects of TRA on racial identity, self-esteem, and resilience. I will begin data collection very soon. Would it be ok if I send you the link to my online survey, to be posted on your sites, as a way to recruit more participants for my study? I’m looking for adult participants, age 18 and over, who are AA and were adopted as children by EITHER AA parents or White parents. Please let me know if you are interested in helping me out by allowing me to post the link to my survey. Much appreciated and, again, I look forward to becoming a part of your blog! Take care. (:

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