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Mixed Heritage Day at Dodger Stadium

Last year around this time I was with my family at Filipino Heritage Night at Dodger Stadium. It was at that game that my then 7-year-old son, Luke, asked if there was a special day at Dodger Stadium that was for kids that were multiracial. By the time we were singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” I had decided I would answer that question posed by Luke by reaching out to the LA Dodgers and creating a Mixed Heritage Day. The next day I pitched them the idea of Mixed Heritage Day and they accepted. Along with my co-founder...
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Mompreneur: vacation edition!

It's really hard for my family and I to get away for a week vacation. We are always on the go. As a mom, wife and entrepreneur, I'm as busy as the next person but I admit that I need to do more to make time with my family to disconnect and be one with each other and nature.  This summer my family and I decided we would head to Lake Tahoe to get one with nature. I partnered with Lincoln who provided the beautiful MKX for the week. This busy business woman and mom of four could really use the...
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Diversity Matters: Multicultural Mamapreneurs and the Businesses They Started

                                       Last year I was at a Dodger game with my family when the Jumbo-tron flashed information about upcoming ballgames. My young son tugged at my arm motioning for me to glance at the information being displayed. Fun nights like “Filipino Night”, “Cuban Night” “Korean Night” popped up on the screen. He pulled me closer to him and asked: “Mommy, what day do kids like me come to Dodger Stadium? Is there a day for us coming up?” I asked him to explain what he meant and he said: “well, you’re Black and Mexican, and...
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“LACO @ THE MOVIES: AN EVENING OF DISNEY SILLY SYMPHONIES” BRINGS DAZZLING ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING DISNEY ANIMATION TO THE BIG SCREEN WITH ORCHESTRAL SCORES PERFORMED LIVE BY LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, LED BY EMMY® AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER MARK WATTERS Dustin Hoffman Serves as Honorary Chair Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7 pm The Orpheum Theatre Downtown LA I was excited to be invited to attend the “LACO @ THE MOVIES: AN EVENING OF DISNEY SILLY SYMPHONIES” with my family. My dear friend is a musician and has performed with the LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA so I knew a little something about the Silly...
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MultiCulti Corner visits LA's Chinatown for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) month

Ni Hao! Mixed Up Clothing is proud to support our partner, The MultiCulti Corner, as they teach multicultural children about other cultures around Los Angeles. On this beautiful day we were introduced to one of the country’s oldest and most historic Chinese enclaves by docent, Helen Hua of Undiscovered Chinatown. We met at the entry into Chinatown which is highlighted by a large dragon above Hill St.  Helen explained that the Chinese immigrants moved into this area as early as 1852 and the first Chinese were mostly men. She went on to share that they were laborers doing work such as laundry,...
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Representation matters! The multiracial community is one of the fastest growing populations yet we are still underrepresented. Mixed Up Clothing, The MultiCulti Corner, DDHPR, and Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC) are proud to announce the 1st annual Mixed Heritage Day at Dodger Stadium on August 27, 2016. Join us as the LA Dodgers take on the Chicago Cubs at 1:05 pm. We are working hard to have our reality represented so please spread the word. When multiracial people see themselves represented, it lets them know they are not alone. We exist! Head over to The MultiCulti Corner event page...
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WILD FOR THE PLANET AT THE LOS ANGELES ZOO The kids were excited to attend media day for The Los Angeles Zoo's new WILD FOR THE PLANET which had it's debut on Saturday, April 23 in celebration of "Earth Day.” It runs on five weekends, concluding Sunday, May 22, 2016, following "Endangered Species Day,” with activities, fun and information that all spotlight the importance of protecting the environment and its creatures.  While waiting for the doors to open, we learned that the Zoo is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are...
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We Love Lucy

     My papa (grandfather) was a dog lover for as long as I could remember. When we moved from Hawaii to the States, we lived with him and my grandmother. In the years I lived with them, there were three of us human grandchildren and three canine ones. There was Spud, Turkey (yes, a dog named Turkey) and Lucy. All of us were loved but we knew Lucy was the "favorite." Papa had rescued her from a life of dog fights. His energy was spent on rehabilitating Lucy. There were numerous vet visits, hugs and medicines that aided in returning her to...
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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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2016 NAIAS sponsored by Ford

The minute we hit cruising altitude aboard Delta’s Boeing 767 en route back to California from Detroit and the captain said it was ok, I whipped out my Mac Book and started writing. For the last two days I was a guest of Ford enjoying my first NAIAS auto show. It was the second event my 16 year old, Gabe, has been excited about one of my media events. The first event found him smack dab next to one of his favorite athletes. I knew he was excited because he text me incessantly throughout my time in Detroit asking "what...
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On the road with MultiCulti Corner: Magaly's Tamales

It's December and tamale season is upon us so the MultiCulti Corner (MCC) is headed out on the road. MCC is a culturally diverse community of multiracial people and families enjoying and sharing social, educational, and celebratory news and events. The MCC has a group of multicultural children (a tribe) that get together to learn about other cultures. On this beautiful day they went to San Fernando, a city outside Los Angeles, to visit a tamale restaurant and chat with owner, Magaly, to learn all about tamales. Magaly explained that tamales are a tradition of Mexico traced back to Mayan...
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LA Zoo Reindeer Romp 2015

My family and I were invited out to The Los Angeles Zoo for a rare opportunity to see live reindeer at its Reindeer Romp Holiday Celebration, which debuted November 27, 2015. We made the most of the holiday season with a full day of fun and adventure highlighted by a visit with Noel, Belle, Velvet and Jingle in their wintry Reindeer Village home. The kids were excited to know that this was the only place to view live reindeer in Los Angeles. There are a flurry of other activities on weekends including holiday crafts for kids, ice carving demonstrations (Saturdays),...
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