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A Multicultural Back To School Guide: Raising Mini Global Citizens and World Changers

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A Multicultural Back To School Guide: Raising Mini Global Citizens and World Changers

It's that time of year again y'all. Summer vacation is over and it's time to head back to school. I, for one, cannot be more thrilled. Not because my littles drove me bananas or anything (never that!) but because the last few months have been a difficult time in political and social justice history.  Kids today are inundated by current events via traditional media sources and social media. Not one to shy away from difficult conversations, my husband and I talk openly to our four children about what is going on in our society. We talk to them before they...

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Back to Mixed Up

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Back to Mixed Up

By:Karishma Bhakta It's that time of the year where kids are excited to see their friends from school again. All the Moms are busy trying to buy all the school supplies and appropriate school clothing on a budget. We can help you hear. We have some beautiful colorful tops for boys and girls. They aren't only tops for wear and looking cool but to start a discussion. What does your shirt mean? What is Aloha? What are those dolls? Kids learn from each other and learn from their actions. They can teach each other new facts from Mixed Up Clothing....

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DIY School Supplies

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DIY School Supplies

By:Karishma Bhakta Its a whole new year. The kids are going to another grade and excited to see their friends. They don't want the same school supplies from last year. They want something new and trendy. Here are some ideas: - In a new white binder, look for new designs that your kids like or print our a color pages of superheros or mandela designs. Then add the coloring page in the inside of the binder. https://www.online-coloring.com/ http://www.nickjr.com/nick-jr-originals/games/nick-jr-coloring-book/   - Buy some Compositions books for 50 cents at Staples. You can buy Dollar paint and brushes at Jo-anns. They also always...

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Meet Diversified Divas

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Meet Diversified Divas

On Follow Fridays, The Mixed Up Blog, likes to introduce you to entrepreneurs that are doing good in the multicultural community. Today's feature is: Shana Simms Hello, my name is Shana and  I am a single mother of Miss Londyn Skye and a SHE.E.O of my own children’s online boutique Kulturedd Kids. I have an excessive shopping habit when it comes to my daughter's clothing (I know I can’t be the only one with this habit lol). Coming from a Jamaican family, I love diversity and colors and I like to incorporate that in the outfits I find for my...

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On the road with MultiCulti Corner at The Museum of African American Museum

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On the road with MultiCulti Corner at The Museum of African American Museum

Introduction: The world is changing and we are more diverse than ever. An important gift we can give our children is to help them feel good about who they are and help them learn to accept, respect and celebrate others. Multicultural children need to have access to diverse products that reflect their reality. Children want to see themselves in books, media, toys, dolls and arts & crafts. Thankfully, there are brands that are stepping up and providing more products that expose children to multicultural and/or multiracial products. Lakeshore Learning, Queens of Africa dolls, Mixis Dolls, Lammily, Mattel, Mixed Up Clothing, Mixed...

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