7 Books to Help You Talk to Your Child about being Biracial

 As a school counselor, I’ve learned that kids in general usually have some sort of identity crisis in middle or in high school. Why add the confusion of who am I (race wise) to that? I’m still working on our book collection, but I put together a review of 7 books that I think are great for talking to your kids about what it means to be biracial. And for those of you who aren’t raising biracial children, these books are good for the classroom, church or even for parents who adopt outside of their race. Here we go… ...more

Racial Inequality in Education Still Exists

Growing up, I was the darkest person throughout my whole academic career-and I’m not black. I’m biracial with my mother having a Hispanic, Puerto Rican ethnic background while my dad was also biracial with African American and Caucasian background giving me a natural all-year-around tan look to my skin. With being the only girl with a hint of color in their skin, I was the main target for any racial joke that was made by my peers and even sometimes my teachers....more

Watching the Inauguration With My Biracial Kids This MLK Day

Four years ago, my three-year-old daughter barely grasped the idea that the United States elected our first African American president. Today, when we watch the inaugural ceremony for his second term, I look forward to explaining the significance of Barack Obama’s presidency to my three-year-old son. Some people might think three years old is too young to talk to a child about race and politics, but not me. ...more
Great post, Kim! I miss the melting pot of DC. So pleased your children will have that melting ...more

Yes, She's Mine!

By Stacy-Ann Gooden (aka Weather Anchor Mama)Before starting a family, I knew there was a good chance that our child would have darker features like me, or fair skin and blue eyes like my husband.No matter how light or dark, we’d love our baby unconditionally. But, the one thing I wasn’t ready for was the question, “Is she yours?”Please check out the rest of my post on babycenter.com.  Comments are welcome!...more

Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out Anthology

Faith Adiele will be hosting the Bay Area Book Launchhttp://faithadiele.blogspot.com/...more

Are multi-racial children better adjusted?

 When my daughter Alex was much younger, my family took a quick weekend vacation to Tobago, the neighbouring island to Trinidad, where we lived at the time.  While we were there, we met a young British couple who were also vacationing from England and whose daughters close to Alex's age.  The girls played together in the sand, while we grown-ups sipped fruity drinks with umbrellas in them, and watched them play. "She's lovely," said the wife to me about Alex.  "And you realize, of course, that she's very cool." "I'm sorry?" I responded, confused. "Oh, it's very cool to be mixed-race," she said, blithely.  "It's true.  Back in England all the kids want to be friends with mixed-race kids." ...more

I am a Mom to a bi racial daughter and have recently had a lot of race related questions from ...more

Inauguration Day!

Okay, I have to tell you right off the bat, that my adrenaline is pumping, I've got coffee coursing through my veins (finally!), I'm downloading and reading mail like mad trying to make up for the three days I didn't read/download any because of being sick - so take what I write with a grain of salt because my thoughts and my fingers are NOT working at the same speed yet LOL! ...more

Biracial Best Friends

I have spent a lot of time pondering how our daughter will respond to her first day of kindergarten. She seems to get the general understanding of what lies ahead...but I can't help but be a little skeptical. Her very best friend in the world is a little girl in her class that is also biracial. Our daughter and her act as though they are old lost souls. I always wondered what drew them together. They have a large class filled with many diverse kids, but they have a connection that is unbreakable. ...more

Its the hardest thing in the world to send our little ones out into the world of the dreaded ...more

Blogging While Brown July 25-27, 2008 Atlanta, GA

I hadn't heard of this conference.  I won't be able to attend this year but have sent the ...more

What do you use on her hair?

My Top 10 Hair Care Products.... This question seems to be one that is always at the forefront of not only having biracial children, but having friends who also have biracial or multiracial children...which for us, is just about everyone in our "circle" of friends. That one topic being: what products are you using? So here is my list of my top ten faves.... ...more

  Thanks for the suggestion! I have heard of Miss Jessie's before, but haven't tried it out ...more