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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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Mija Turns Five + Super Hero Birthdays!

This post is sponsored by BRITAX.  As part of the Britax Latina Advisory Board, I often share my own adventures and safety tips.  All opinions and stories are my own, of course.  Check out my posts on car seat…

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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,…


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…


Family Relocation & Lonely Holidays

Family Relocation & Lonely Holidays The holidays can be an emotional time in our family.  Three years ago, we relocated to South Dakota from Michigan, and it’s been a lonely journey.  We moved here knowing that we had no…

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Preschool At-Home: Getting Started {Homeschooling Basics}

Preschool At-Home: Getting Started As everyone else is sending their little ones back to school this past month, I’ve been getting myself ready for homeschooling mi’jita formally. Over the summer I prepped her with online alphabet games, fun learning…

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Sioux Falls Swim Parks #FamiliaTravels

Swim Parks & Summer Memories When I was growing up, it was the beach.  We were always there every weekend and even on the weekdays during the hottest weeks.  But here in Sioux Falls, we don’t have Lake Michigan…we…


Parenting Awareness: ‘Race’ Talk #2

Parenting Awareness: ‘Race’ Talk #2 Some of you might remember not long ago that I wrote the first in a series of ‘race talks’ with my daughter about skin color.  Read it here » Parenting Awareness: ‘Race’ Talk #1 So today,…

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Relaxing in the Big City {Flavor of Sioux Falls}

It’s been a while… Since my last few posts here on Bicultural Mom, I’ve been working on lots of special projects and taking some much needed quality time with my family. Not long ago, we celebrated Father’s Day with…


Raising Bilingual Children: It’s the Little Things

Raising Bilingual Children: It’s the Little Things Not long ago we celebrated a big milestone in our home.  Our daughter learned to roll her R’s. In bilingual homes this is often a big deal, because rolling r’s doesn’t come…


Happy Holidays!

 Wishing you all a blessed and fruitful holiday!       Chantilly PatiñoHola!  I’m Chantilly Patiño, mom to a multiracial Latino family, living in South Texas and we’re proud to share the food and culture of the place we call…

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Disparities in Oral Health of Latinos {Multicultural Familia}

 Both my husband and I grew up in families with limited access to dental care and our experiences with dentist were always much more dramatic as a result of our infrequent visits.  Nowadays there are more resources available for…


Mexican Candies, Mother’s Day & More

So much has happened in the last week or so and there is so much more to come!  The photo above really demonstrates the information overload that I’ve felt at times…lol.  But honestly, I feel terrible that my little…

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