Parenting

Why Representation Matters to Mixed Kids

Like most good, American children, I lived vicariously through television shows in my youth. There were the big four everybody remembers: Nickelodeon, the Disney Channel, PBS, and Cartoon Network – and I watched them all. Come to think of it, most of the shows followed nearly the same formula: children, teenagers, and the odd adult […]

Why I Teach My Kids About Race

Imagine being approached and asked, “Why are you white and your kids are brown?” That’s exactly what a child said to someone I know. We talked about our experiences dealing with children who appear shocked by our mixed families. They don’t understand why we are all different shades. I’m not at all insulted by their […]

On Being Raised by a Single Korean Mother

Every time that I get the urge to buy something, I think about the wise words that my mother told me years ago when I went off to college: “Credit cards are bad. Never use one unless it’s for an emergency.” At the time I thought that she was being a typical frugal Korean, but […]

Thoughts on Raising a Biracial Child

The first time I found out that my husband and I would be expecting our first child I was so overjoyed. I had always dreamed of becoming a mom. With excitement came fear – I worried how my child would be treated by society. Would he or she be forced to pick one race over […]

It’s a Baby Girl for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West!

Last night on the season eight premiere of the widely popular Keeping Up With The Kardashians, it was revealed that Kim and Kanye are having a baby girl! Her mom Kris and sisters Kourtney and Khloe surrounded the mom-to-be when she found out the news during an ultrasound. Source: Metro UK On discovering the news […]

I Hope My Daughter Doesn’t Straighten Her Hair

Every day I style my daughter, Princess’s hair and I admire her beautiful curls. “Do you want a ponytail, braids, or curls?” I ask. “Curls,” she usually responds. Princess rarely wants to wear her hair any other way. I always tell her to love her curls and she clearly does. But I know there will […]

The Culture Shock of Pre-school

Have you ever worked with pre-school kids? I recently had an opportunity to be a teacher’s aide at a pre-school and it was one of the most insightful experiences into the development of not only cross-cultural skills among kids, but also the culture shock of school that children experience for the very first time in […]

Interracial Family Creates Blog in Response to Cheerios Ad

After the backlash to the recent Cheerios ad was blasted across the Internet earlier this month, it seemed inevitable that the many multiracial citizens of this country would respond. “We Are the 15 Percent,”  started by interracial couple Michael David Murphy and Alyson West, is a beautiful tribute to the many interracial families in the […]

Mixed Up Clothing Q&A

We had the amazing opportunity to ask Sonia N Kang, the founder of Mixed Up Clothing, a few questions about her fantastic company! Mixed Nation: What inspired you to create Mixed Up Clothing? Sonia: Since my childhood days I have been sewing, designing and upcycling fashion for friends and family. I was born in Puerto Rico, raised in Hawaii before coming to […]

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