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Looking for Winter Break Fun: We've Got You Covered!

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Looking for Winter Break Fun: We've Got You Covered!

NEED ACTIVITIES FOR WINTER BREAK? WE GOT YA COVERED! Nothing drives me more crazy than having a houseful of kids who complain they are bored during the winter break. I also tell them there's a room they can pick up or reading they can do and then I get the eyerolls. So after all the cleaning is done we still have a couple of weeks off and I know it's important for children to get a break from all the work they do at school, the tutoring sessions, the lessons and the extracurricular sports they do. After a tiring routine,...

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¡Hola Mamá!

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¡Hola Mamá!

Baby Ariana Garcia, the adorable baby girl of Boricua supermodel, Ana Garcia, staring in her own campaign. As grandchild to one Puerto Rico's most well-known producers and bloggers and daughter to one of Puerto Rico's most recognized curvy models, we knew baby girl Ariana would be a natural in front of the camera. At just one-month old, baby Ariana landed a modeling gig with Mixed Up Clothing, a children's fashion line dedicated to celebrating diversity and inclusion.   “I was born in Puerto Rico, so I have a natural connection to the island and the culture. Ariana was a natural choice for us...

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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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Mini Vacations

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Mini Vacations

Don't have time for a long week vacation. Have a weekend getaway at a resort or in the suburbs. We all know how hard it is to have a vacation in the summer. There is more traffic than usual, kids are busy with different activities and there just isn't enough time. Some tips are take a weekend trip to a resort at a beach you have not visited yet like Santa Barbara or Monterrey Bay where the area is peaceful and away from the largely populated cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles. Beach side resorts can be very expensive...

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An Open Letter To Donald Sterling From A Multiracial Mom

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Mr. Sterling, I have four children that are all sports fans. My oldest daughter is a Los Angeles Lakers fan. My other three are Los Angeles Clippers fans. We are a house divided by the sports teams we love and follow.  But this week, we were united in sadness. While watching television, the kids and I heard the racially charged audiotapes that your multiracial girlfriend, V.Stiviano, made of you rambling on about black people and other minorities.  How could we not? It was on every media outlet. More stories came out, alleging that this wasn't your first time exhibiting racism. We...

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