In Search Of My Past…Following the Ancestry Trail.


Growing up, I was always intrigued when my nonblack friends spoke of their ethnic roots. Some were Irish, others were German, Chinese, East Indian, … [Read more...]

Perfectly Mixed: “What’s In My Hair”

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Excerpt written by Abby Allen, creator of "Perfectly Mixed," documenting the interracial experience in America through stories and professional … [Read more...]

Wonderful! Interracial Couple Adopts Kids Across the Globe.


Meet Marilyn Harper, the mother of four children and the proof and personification that love truly has no color. Her and her husband have adopted a … [Read more...]

Holidays with the “Chocolate Cousins”… Anyone Nervous?


When it comes to extended family gatherings during the holidays, mixed couples with kids often wrangle with how much exposure they want relatives to … [Read more...]

OMG…Loving YourKidVid…You Gotta See…Cuz There’s One for You…

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Last year I filmed me and the kids taking a day trip up to the snow. I sent this to the folks over at YourKidVid and, equipped with elfin magic, they … [Read more...]

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: Breaking Bread With the Abuser During the Holidays

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The holidays are supposed to be a time of celebration and cherished memories. Families, friends and old acquaintances find their way back to the nest … [Read more...]

Ah, Technology. Heard of YourKidVid? You’d Better Learn Before Christmas!

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So, I just discovered this cool new L.A. video company made up of award-winning directors, editors, and film-makers called YourKidVid. They're … [Read more...]

His/Her Parents STILL Giving You Grief? Some Tips on How Not to Kill Anyone Over the Holidays.


It's been over a decade since my first awkward "Guess Who" moment happened. But I still remember it--the tense first sit-down dinner, the strain, me … [Read more...]

Photo of the Day: At the In-Laws Without ‘The Hubster’


The kids and I flew in from San Diego last night to spend Thanksgiving with Grandma and Grandpa in Westport, Connecticut. For the first time since The … [Read more...]

“Legion of Doom Mothers,” Lead Their Children Like Lambs to Slaughter.


Last week, a power outage in our area left us with no cable television.  It was a little early for my children's bedtime so I popped in a DVD --  … [Read more...]

OOW Children Are No Mistake, But Stop Projecting Your Ego Onto Your Child.

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One of the most difficult discussions when it comes to the OOW rate among black women is acknowledging that it is a problem. Mainly because black … [Read more...]