About us

Welcome to Bicultural Familia ❤

We’re a small family run blog, with a big mission.  Here on Bicultural Familia, we promote bicultural lifestyle, positive identity and cultural heritage relating to mixed and Latino families.  We hope that our content makes you smile and provides support on your journey to pass along a sense of pride and identity in your children.

Who are we?

We’re a bicultural Latino family, living in South Texas.  We’re a mixed race couple — Latino (Ricardo – Mexican American) and Anglo (Chantilly – Polish and German).  We have two beautiful biracial Latino children, Lilyana (age 8) and Antonio (age 2).  They’re pretty much our whole lives.

Here on the blog, we share the things that are the most important to us + some of our daily lives through our YouTube channel.

You can watch our videos and family vlogs here: youtube.com/biculturalfamilia

So, what is a ‘bicultural familia’ anyway?

A bicultural familia 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 in one way or another.  If you’re reading this blog, I’m betting yours is too. ❤

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What do we talk about?

Here on Bicultural Familia, we focus often on conversations about how culture, society and identity shape our world view.  We talk about a number of topics that are important to progressive bicultural families like ours.  That can include discussions on racial identity, society, politics, culture, feminism, conscious parenting, and more.

We also like to share our family adventures, reviews of our favorite books, movies, television shows, etc.  And we’re a Mexican American family living in South Texas, so you’ll find plenty of chatter about that her too!  #ProudTejanos  ❤

Connect with us.

We also want to invite you to share with us.  To comment here with your thoughts and insights 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 too.

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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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