multicultural children

Dolls for Multicultural Girls: My Life As Doll of the Year {Review}

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The minute we found out we were having a baby girl, we knew we had a big task ahead of us. Raising confident girls is no small feat. Raising confident, multicultural girls comes with an added layer of complexity. There’s so much to think about when raising girls and raising multicultural children! One of the […]

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

Baby Girl

“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?

Baby Girl

“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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On Being Told to Go Back

Parenting

When we moved to Florida from Puerto Rico, I was eight years old and already one month into third grade. I left behind the private Catholic school that had just begun to accept girls as students that year and came to a standard public school in the city of Orlando. My first day at this […]

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