The Mixed Up Blog — multiracial

Giving the Gift of Gratitude and Gratefulness

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Giving the Gift of Gratitude and Gratefulness

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year.  I am in love with everything this time of year: the decorations, the smells this time of year, the predictable, yet addicting Hallmark movies, tamale making and of course spending time with friends and family.                          Who doesn’t love the hearing Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is You," which hit number 1, playing as you sip hot cocoa while you wrap gifts for your loved ones. It is all too easy to get wrapped up in the excitement...

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Disney A Wrinkle in Time

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Disney A Wrinkle in Time

Over the weekend my family and I were able to visit 2 Disney Park Resorts: Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. While in Hollywoodland at DCA, we were treated to a special sneak peek of Ava Duvernay's A WRINKLE IN TIME starring Oprah, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon and Storm Reid to name a few. So excited about all the diversity in the cast!! I’m also super excited to share with you an all-new trailer and poster from A WRINKLE IN TIME that opens in theatres everywhere March 9th, 2018!      GO check out #WrinkleInTime

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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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Celebrating Chuseok (추석)

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Celebrating Chuseok (추석)

Today we celebrated the Korean harvest festival of Chuseok (Korean: 추석) in my kid's Korean Immersion elementary class. Traditions are very important in our home. I am mixed Latina and Black and my husband is Korean so being a multicultural family and raising our children as mini global citizens to appreciate and celebrate their respective cultures is an invaluable gift we are passing on to them.

In all honesty, it is also a chance for me to learn more about my children's Korean culture. We learn from each other, right? So Chuseok  추석, also known as Korean Thanksgiving Day, is one of the most important and festive holidays of the year. Just like the American tradition of Thanksgiving, Koreans return to their ancestral hometowns to celebrate with their families to feast on traditional foods and rice wines. 

The origins of Chuseok 추석 can be traced back to Korea’s past as an agrarian society. During that time period, families gathered to enjoy time together as well as give thanks to their ancestors for a good harvest.

Other customs include paying respect to ancestors by cleaning their graves and presenting foods to their spirits.

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#TestDriveParenthood:Child Passenger Safety Week

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#TestDriveParenthood:Child Passenger Safety Week

As a mama of 4 and a RN married to a Pediatric Critical Care Doctor, I take childhood safety very seriously. -Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. -Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States. -Of those children ages 8 and under who died in vehicle crashes in 2014, 26 percent were not restrained by an age-appropriate device such as an infant seat, booster seat or seat belt. -Children should ride in a vehicle back seat...

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