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 […]

Mixed Nation Tutorial: Twisted Side Braid

Mixed Nation’s beauty blogger Elizabeth Berry shows you how to do a Twisted Side Braid! It’s perfect for a summer party or hanging out at the beach. Braid the entire thing or just halfway down! Also check out our Q&A with Elizabeth Berry to learn more about her style, beauty and inspiration!

A “Mixed” Bag of Laughs: My 5 Favorite Funny People of the Summer

I love to laugh. In my opinion, laughter is the perfect cure for a stressful day, a difficult breakup or bad news. Laughter is infectious, and it not only strengthens your body and mind, but also your spirit. Whether it’s a quiet chuckle or a guttural roar, laughter comes in many forms, just like the […]

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 […]

Spicy connections – Cardamom!

Originating in Southern India, cardamom is the third most expensive spice in the world after saffron and vanilla. With a long history that datesback as far as the 4th Century BC, the Ancient Greeks were partial to cardamom, although there may have been a few different spices masquerading under the same name. Over the years […]

Perfect Lil’ Blend!

“Here is my beautiful son! He is 4 years old and his daddy is black (dad from Jamaica and mom from St-Kitts) and I am caucasian!” – Stephanie Maheux

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