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The Reality of Raising Multicultural Children

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“Be careful, there’s a cop parked over there,” I said to my husband. “Yeah… I see him.” We weren’t doing anything wrong. We were simply driving home – driving along a back road, at nighttime. As my husband cautiously ensured he drove not even one mile over the speed limit, I kept my eye on […]

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Raising Beautiful, Confident Girls: Conversations of Body Image

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– Originally published in 2011, when my baby girl was 5 years old! – A few months ago, one of my aunts was visiting from out of town. She was staying at my mami’s house and they were heading out for a day at a local park since they were bored with staying home. I […]

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7 Tips to Help Prepare Your Tween Daughter for Puberty

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My journey as a mom began nearly 11 years ago, which is both exciting and nerve-wracking to say. While I admit that my baby girl is no longer a “baby” by definition, she knows she’ll always be my baby, regardless of what stage of life she’s currently going through. At 10 1/2 years old, we’re […]

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The Time My Daughter’s Multicultural Voice was Called Un-American

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“Mommy, when Mrs. [Teacher] was talking to us about the Southwest region, she called the Rio Grande, Rio Grand. I told her it’s pronounced Rio Gran-de, not Grand, and she said, ‘Well, yes, if you were Mexican or Spanish, you’d say it like that, but if you’re American, we say Grand.’ I didn’t say anything […]

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Is The World Ready for My Baby Girl to Be President?

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“I’m still not sure if I want to be a detective when I grow up or if I want to be President,” you proclaimed. In typical parent form I responded that you have plenty of time to decide since after all, you are only 8 years old and in 3rd grade. “You’ll figure it out, […]

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