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On Being Bicultural

This post was originally published in March 2011. It has been updated slightly to include both of our kids and republished for our current blog readers. Who am I? Sometimes I’ve found myself wondering, who am I exactly?  What…

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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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Celebrate Interracial Marriage on Loving Day!

What is Loving Day? Loving Day is the celebration of a victory for interracial couples that happens every year on June 12th.  You see, not so long ago, just about 50 years ago, interracial marriage was illegal. That is,…

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Endearing Tales of Unlikely Romance

Seeking ‘Perfection’ Often times, we find ourselves imagining the perfect kiss, the perfect date or the perfect relationship.  We make all the plans in our minds, prep ourselves to receive them, but often these dream scenarios never come to…

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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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Featured on Amigapreneur.com {Podcast}

Featured on Amigapreneur.com Last week I was interviewed by Jackie Diaz on Amigapreneur.  It’s a great site that features interviews of rising entrepreneurs and also documents the journey to getting started with your solo business. In the interview, which…

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Domestic Violence: At the Hands of Men

Pictures of Nigella Lawson have surfaced, showing her husband grabbing her by the throat at a public restaurant. Of the incident, Lawson’s husband says, “There was no grip, it was a playful tiff…The pictures are horrific but give a far…

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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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Looking Back on 2012 + Goals for the Future

The image above is of a beautiful tree that grew outside of my campus apartment.  Hubby and I would sit under this tree for hours and chat about our future. Loss & Growth I haven’t really mentioned it here…

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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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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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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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Aww…Look What I Found! {Blast from the Past}

Look What I Found! I was online late last night playing around on Google and just happened to search my own site name to see what came up…and look what I found!  Two old screen shots of my site!…

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On Vivid Dreams & Harsh Realities

On Vivid Dreams & Harsh Realities Sometimes, I love to just sit and think about all the ways that my baby girl is just like me.  She’s tough, she’s independent, she’s strong and always analyzing her world…figuring out the…

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On Vivid Dreams & Harsh Realities

On Vivid Dreams & Harsh Realities Sometimes, I love to just sit and think about all the ways that my baby girl is just like me.  She’s tough, she’s independent, she’s strong and always analyzing her world…figuring out the…

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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…

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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…

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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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Autism Awareness Month & World Autism Awareness Day {April 2nd}

World Autism Awareness Day Today is all about Autism awareness.  I’ve written a post over on Multicultural Familia and I hope you’ll stop by and share your thoughts. READ THE ARTICLE >> Do you have a loved one with…

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A New Look for Bicultural Mom!

Welcome to the new Bicultural Mom blog! Recently, I’ve been working hard on planning a blog makeover and it’s finally here! Now Bicultural Mom has a more serious, streamlined look and it truly fits the content that I write…

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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is No Picnic

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis & Auto-Immune Disease Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been around as much lately…and you’ve probably also noticed that I haven’t been doing my weekly columns (Multicultural Mondays & the Life Change Challenge). I just…

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Well-Meaning White People

Well-Meaning White People I’m not apposed to white people.  Really, I’m not.  *sarcasm* Some may think I’m out to get whites or that I’m a self-hater because I call white people out time and again…because I married a Latino…because…