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How To Raise Confident Multiracial Children

How To Raise Confident Multiracial Children Like most parents, I’ve thought a lot about my daughter’s future.  I have considered race, culture, language, religion and so many other factors that will become a part of her developing identity.  Being…

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Bicultural Bliss: 10 Benefits of Biculturalism

Bicultural Bliss: 10 Benefits of Biculturalism I was reading a post from Multilingual Living and I couldn’t help but smile.  I loved Corey’s “10 Reasons Why You Should Marry a Foreigner“!  I can’t say that every point on the…

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Spanglish: “Right” or “Wrong”?

Spanglish: “Right” or “Wrong”? The fact that we even ask this question shows our prejudice. Language, like all things, is continually growing and changing. “Proper” Spanish and English neither came about in a single night or from a single…

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Code Switching is an Inherently Multicultural Experience

 Code Switching is an Inherently Multicultural Experience Have you ever noticed that you have one set of verbal and non-verbal attributes in one conversation and then participate differently in the next?  Our accents may change, our expressions, body language…

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My Husband’s Story of Life on ‘La frontera’

My Husband’s Story of Life on ‘La frontera’ I struggled a lot in writing this post. Not because it was difficult really, but because this is my husband’s story and it’s one that I don’t take lightly. I really…

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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…

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My First 10 Blog Posts Ever!

My First 10 Blog Posts Ever Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about why I started this blog.  What were my goals then?  Are they still the same now?  How can I create reachable steps to help me succeed…

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Is Disney’s First Latina Princess ‘Latina Enough’?

*UPDATES BELOW – PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE* Today I was wandering around on Facebook as usual and I came across a post about Disney’s first Latina princess.  If you haven’t heard yet, here’s a quick video preview of…

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Favorite Multicultural Resources {Multicultural Mondays}

Favorite Multicultural Resources This is a Multicultural Mondays post!  To join in, CLICK HERE for details and come back to this post to add your link!  :) I’m a little late posting this because the weekend ran over into my week…and then my internet was…

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Bilingualism & Bilingual Parenting {Multicultural Mondays}

Bilingual Parenting Isn’t Just About Language This is a Multicultural Mondays post!  To join in, CLICK HERE for details and come back to this post to add your link!  :) So many times I’ve been asked, “Why is raising bilingual kids so important?”…

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Code-Switching is Part of Our Multicultural Identity

Multiculturals & Code-Switching Have you ever noticed that you have one set of verbal and non-verbal attributes in one conversation and then participate differently in the next?  Our accents may change, our expressions, body language and even our whole…

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Parenting Bilingual Niños When You’re Not Fluent

Parenting Bilingual Niños Being the parent of a bilingual child isn’t always easy…especially when you’re not fluent. I’ve been teaching my daughter Spanish since birth…a few words here and there, never speaking in full conversations because I have absolutely no…

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All Latinos Look Alike? George López, Carlos Mencia & My Husband

My Husband & Latino Celebrities As long as I’ve been with my husband, I’ve heard comments about how he “looks so much like” some Latino celebrity.  When he starts cracking jokes, the comparisons are narrowed a bit.  Then he…

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From Prada to Nada – A Film About Mexican American Identity?

From Prada to Nada – A Film About Mexican American Identity? I finally watched “From Prada to Nada” this week.  And by finally, I mean that it’s been starring me in the face on Netflix and I’ve been avoiding…

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What is Bicultural Identity?

What is Bicultural Identity? I’ve had quite a few individuals approach me and tell me that they were pleasantly surprised to realize that they were bicultural. I’m always a bit saddened, but mostly glad, to hear this announcement. On…

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#MixedFam Q&A: Jonathan A. Barrera Mikulich, Latino Branding Power

This post is part of a series of interviews with families like ours, who are ‘mixed’ and Latino.  Read more interviews here: MixedFam Q&A Jonathan A. Barrera Mikulich is the owner of Latino Branding Power, a web portál dedicated…

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Interracial Relationships, Job Discrimination & Education {Podcast}

Image Credit: Flickr / themaccraic-david   My husband and I had an interesting conversation about difficulties in our relationship as an interracial couple, the challenges that he’s faced with job discrimination and education. I really enjoy doing these podcasts with…

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#MixedFam Q&A: Angélica Pérez of NewLatina.net

This post is part of a series of interviews with families like ours, who are ‘mixed’ and Latino.  Read more interviews here: MixedFam Q&A Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD is best known as the creative force, Publisher and CEO, of NEW…

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Mixed Identity & Latinos {Multicultural Familia}

Mixed Identity & Latinos There have been a lot of interesting posts in the news and in the blog world lately.  Many that promote the celebration of mixed heritage and some that make us pause to consider, “What does…

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Mixed Latinos & Multiracial Identity

Image Pew Social Trends Mixed Latinos & Multiracial Identity Most times, Americans don’t think of Latinos as being mixed or multicultural, but in reality Latinos are leaders of multiculturalism and mixed families.  Start off with the fact that most…

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The Flip-Side: Can Newbie Insiders Be Trusted?

A couple of days ago, I wrote about how becoming an insider among another race can make you an outsider with your own.  Today, I wanted to talk about the flip-side of being an insider…the second edge of the…

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Our Wedding – Part 2 (The Beauties)

Read Part 1 >> The Better Parts of Our Intercultural Wedding Although our wedding had been very stressful and caused me to have a near breakdown just weeks before the “I DOs”, we were happy to finally be married…

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Our Wedding – Part 1 (The Beasts)

Wedding Horrors My husband and I were very much in love and excited to finally be getting married.  We had been together for almost four years by the time we’d gotten hitched, a fact that drove my hubby crazy…

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How I Lost My Spanish

How I Lost My Spanish I usually don’t write too many personal posts because I have trouble believing that anyone would be interested, but after the last one, I just felt like there was so much more to say.…

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The Wrath of La Cuñada

What could be worse than taking on your mother-in-law?  The dreaded sister-in-law. It may have been obvious to some, but I was completely unaware that a sister-in-law could bring so much grief and make me feel like such an…

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Conflicts & Blessings Between Borders

Conflicts & Blessings Between Borders Being the parent of a bilingual child isn’t always easy…especially when you’re not fluent. I’ve been teaching my daughter Spanish since birth…a few words here and there, never speaking in full conversations because I…