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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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Summer Picnic picnics!!

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Summer Picnic picnics!!

By:Karishma Bhakta Summer Fun is here. Are you stuck sitting at home all day because of the heat. I totally understand, that's what I do all day. You spend all day inside. Why not have dinner outside? Have a picnic outside for dinner so you and your family can relax and get some fresh air. This way your kids can run around and have some exercise. Need some food ideas: - Try Sandwiches with little stuff like a Turkey or Ham Sandwich. -A small snack of nuts to munch on so they won't break like chips. -Some easy eatable fruits...

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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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The Child They Said Would Never Walk..

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As a Modern Mom contributor, I share about being a multicultural mom raising my children to be multiligual and learning about other cultures. This time I wrote about raising my oldest daughter who has a genetic disorder and were told she may not walk or talk.
Here's a sneak preview.
"As an infant, my daughter missed all of her developmental milestones. Cooing, babbling, crawling, walking, talking…all delayed. 
At well-baby checkups, I would express my concerns to the doctor but he reassured me that all babies are different and we would continue to monitor her development. 
But by the time she was 12 months and not yet crawling or making the verbal sounds she should have, I was even more concerned and went in for a second opinion. 
I knew in my gut something was wrong. Always trust your gut..."
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