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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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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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4 Ways to Support Couples in Interracial Relationships

4 Ways Support Couples in Interracial Relationships If you’re reading this article, you probably have a family member, friend or co-worker that’s in an interracial relationship. You’ve seen them struggling with negative criticism and you want to do your…

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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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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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The TRUTH About What Dyslexia Really Is

Diagnosing My Husband with Dyslexia When I met my husband, I knew there was something different about him.  I couldn’t put my finger on it, but he was a bit goofy in social interactions and much kinder and more…

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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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White Privilege & Anti-Racism in the Funnies

Understanding White Privilege I’m always looking for new ways to help others understand white privilege and racism, and gain more knowledge myself.  Today I found a website that I think is pretty helpful.  It has comic strips with characters…

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Un-Fair Campaign: A useful (and accurate) definition of RACISM

As many of you may know, I blog often about racism, prejudice and white privilege.  Recently, there was some debate from the blogging community about what RACISM really is, so I wanted to clarify the definition just a little…

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Should White Women Attend Blogging Conferences for Women of Color?

White Women at Blogging Conferences for Women of Color? Wow…if you haven’t heard the latest, there was a disagreement between a few bloggers about who should be able to attend blogging conferences, specifically, the question was posed about whether…

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Bicultural Mom's Top 10 Highest Ranking Posts of 2011!

Bicultural Mom’s Top 10 Highest Ranking Posts of 2011! Well, the year is coming to a close and I thought it would be fun to reminisce and look back on the year past.  Here are the Top 10 Highest…

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Toxic Relationships: Releasing the Burden

Image Credit: Flickr / peevee@ds Coping with Toxic Relationships  I read a great article yesterday, one that I would recommend to anyone stepping into a committed relationship, but most of all to those in interracial and intercultural relationships.  These tips…

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The White Privilege Series: The Realities of Incarceration

This post is part of a series about white privilege, in which I discuss my views on the topic and how it affects our greater community.  Click here to read the entire series. This post is part of a series about white privilege,…

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The White Privilege Series: Silencing Brown Voices

This post is part of a series about white privilege, in which I discuss my views on the topic and how it affects our greater community.  Click here to read the entire series. Addressing White Privilege: Silencing Brown Voices This post…

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Special Needs & Stereotyping Children of Color {Multicultural Familia}

Special Needs & Stereotyping Children of Color … Sadder still, is the fact that this practice of generalizing children of color as having “attitude problems” or being “troubled” isn’t only related to special needs.  There is an abundance of stereotyping…

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Addressing White Privilege: Should Whites Talk About Race?

This post is part of a series about white privilege, in which I discuss my views on the topic and how it affects our greater community.  Click here to read the entire series. White Privilege: Should Whites Talk About Race? I’m…

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Hail to the "V": How Offensive is Too Offensive? {Update}

    I recently wrote a post about the controversial video ads in Summer’s Eve’s “Hail to the V” campaign.  The ads use a hand in the shape of a vagina to warn women to clean their genitals…or as…