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|Wednesday, August 26th, 2009|
Not sure where else to ask
Anybody know where to find toddler sized "flesh-colored" unitards for toddlers that are available in different skin tones? (Halloween :) )
|Sunday, April 12th, 2009|
an amazing book i need to recommend - Ace of Spades by David Matthews
this is my first posting. hello! my name is sarah, and i'm half black half jewish. my mother is jewish.
A friend of mine recommended a book called 'Ace of Spades' by David Matthews (you can find it here: http://tr.im/iGsu
), and I love it so much. I'm half way through it and I can't believe how great this book is. It's so funny and personable. There are moments where I have to put the book down and just burst out laughing. But wow, is it well written! David Matthews is poetic with his words. Truly astounding.
Here's a brief description from The New Yorker:
The son of a Zionist white mother and a Malcolm X-admiring black father, Matthews, in this memoir, is a boy without a race in a city, Baltimore, that requires him to choose one. The story of racial pinball is not entirely unfamiliar: the black kids reject him as too light-skinned, the whites as too broad-nosed. But Matthews displays improvisational verve—blacks are "burnished" and "browned butter," and whites are anything from "alabaster" to "a puffy marshmallow in Baltimore’s steaming cup of cocoa"—and narrates with the vigor of a movie script. Indeed, it is on television that, as a child, he finds the clarity he yearns for. "I was a living contradiction of elements that shouldn’t have been," he writes at one point, whereas on TV "everything was black, or white, and a lot like life."
Really, i can't recommend this book more! I love it! Have you read it?
here's the author, david matthews:
|Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008|
|Tuesday, August 19th, 2008|
She's here! Ya! I am proud to announce the birth of our baby girl Rosaline Mallia! Born August 17, 11:38pm at 7.5lbs and 19oz! Current Mood: ecstatic
I've been a member of this comm for a while but am finally getting around to making an intro post. My name is Rita, and I am a 40-year-old single white woman. Last year I adopted my biracial son (African-American and Hispanic) from foster care. Sam is now 20 months old. My icon pic is from Easter, and here is one from a few weeks ago:
Sam's sister was adopted by their paternal grandmother, and we are blessed to have a good, ongoing relationship with them. I take seriously my responsibility to raise him to be a biracial man in a still very racist country, and I'm so glad we have those family ties to keep him grounded in his community of origin.
If anyone wants to know more about adopting from foster care, just ask me!
And as a single white mama raising a bircial son, I say: GO OBAMA!!!
|Saturday, August 9th, 2008|
Well, since I just figured out how to post on groups, I thought I'd take this opportunity to introduce us! I'm Ashlee, I turned 21 on the 7th, and we live in Illinois. I'm engaged to a wonderful man, John, and I'm mommy to three beautiful kids and one on the way! My kids are Carmen 5, Jake 3 1/2, Brena 23 months, and baby Rosaline is due September 3rd! I work full time at a BP gas station, and go to school part-time. I'm a psychology major, an english minor and an aspiring photographer. I'm still getting the feel for livejournal, so bare with me! I hope everyone has a great day! Current Mood: happy
|Friday, May 9th, 2008|
|Monday, April 14th, 2008|
I don't post here much but just wanted to share a few up todate pics of my lil one( LilyCollapse )
|Sunday, February 3rd, 2008|
I am going to schedule an appointment at a kids hair salon to get Sammy's first hair cut. I can't take it anymore! It's growing like a big old tumbleweed. Even when I brush it and condition it, it looks like a mess. Like she stuck her finger in a light socket. I hope I can get someone who knows about ethnic hair. I feel like a bad mom. I don't know how to help her hair. I use detangler every day. I comb it through. I want her to be proud of her hair and not have to wear it back in a ponytail all the time. I have posted in here about haircare tips but nothing has really helped so far. I've had straight hair all my life so I'm totally clueless. Thanks for listening.
|Wednesday, October 31st, 2007|
My multi racial kid is now a grown up but I remember the days of curly hair and freckles. LOL, they are so sweet. Oh I joined because I am a believer in the multi racial family and would love to have another child, but also just completed a multi racial love story novel. Current Mood: content
|Sunday, October 21st, 2007|
|Friday, October 12th, 2007|
my oldest had the biggest head of hair for the longest period of time, and he simply didn't want it combed, definitely began to resemble dreads. but, after a great summer camp at the end of fifth grade, he happily let me cut it. just in time, because his new middle school definitely was not going to go for hair that probably towered a foot away from his scalp.
|Friday, September 21st, 2007|
|Wednesday, August 1st, 2007|
I asked a few months ago about people's experience with their kids' hair and got some great answers and suggestions. We've been doing a fairly good job of keeping Liam's hair tangle free. There is still that trouble-spot in the back where his head rubs on the mattress though. It seems to form into dreadlocks really easily (which are then a BIG pain to comb out). So I've been thinking it might be easier to just go with the flow and let the boy have dreadlocks. I am just wondering if any of you have any experience with dreadlocks on toddlers? Should I get it done at a salon? Do it myself? Let them form naturally? How about maintenance?
|Sunday, July 22nd, 2007|
Hi, hello, where you at?
So I guess I'm definitely not the first here who has a multirace bebe. I'm certainly not the last (i hope!?).
My name is Josie, I'm 19 (20 on the 12th of December). My son Dante James will be 3 on the 16th of December (we're close birthdays. :3)
Dante's daddy is black, and I am disgustingly pale. Lol. A mix of Native American (Blackfoot and Mohawk), Irish, French, and French Canadian.
Here are some pictures to feast upon!
I know most people don't post pictures of their kids while they're DIRTY.. but when I saw the expression on his face I couldn't help it, haha.
Me being.. me..?
<lj-cut text="Mmmm Dante-pizza!">Say CHEESE, Mommy!
My pinky tastes good..
HEY, HEY! I'mma SKATER BOI!
"> Current Mood: cheerful
|Saturday, July 21st, 2007|
People tell me my son is looking "more spanish" lately. Unless looking more spanish means looking more cute, I don't see any change....
|Wednesday, July 11th, 2007|
I just want to take a moment to say that attacking someone's parenting, telling them that they are screwing up their kids, or labelling them a racist when you don't even know them is the lowest of the low, and shows nothing but a reflection of your own insecurities as an individual. Current Mood: frustrated
I came on to have a discussion about a haircut, nothing more, nothing less. To turn this into a debate over how racist I am and how much I am fucking up my child is unwarranted and ludicrous.
Thank you to those who honestly were trying to have a constructive diologue, I appreciate the anemic few of you. To those who degenerated into namecalling, you do realize don't you that all you did was show me your hypocritical nature, asking me to be open to my son's expressiveness but denying me my own? You turned me defensive against your ideas instead of cultivating an environment where differing ideas can be shared.
I do not understand your anger, but it has nothing to do with me.
Thank you, however, for showing me your agenda right off so I can quietly dismiss the lot of you and move on.
|Sunday, June 3rd, 2007|
My son is just about to be one. I am white and my husband is black. He is the most adorable little man you will ever see. He has soft, curly hair, which we have mostly left alone. I used to comb it out after baths but there was never really any need. It was short enough that it didn't really tangle and he always objected to the combing process (because he doesn't like to have to sit still) so we have mostly just left his hair alone. Alas, it has finally gotten to a length where it needs to be combed, I tried to comb it after his bath tonight and it was knotty and he was REALLY unhappy about (I was combing it with a wide toothed comb). I plan to buy some baby detangler and I'm sure that will help out - but do any of you have any other words of wisdom? I do NOT want to cut it yet. I want to let it grow out and be all beautiful and floofy for a while!
Here's a recent picture so you can get an idea of what his hair is like:
|Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007|
Hello! My name is Maggie, I'm 24 and am living in Carlisle, PA. I Recently moved here from Bronx, NY (in Nov. 2006)I'm in a bi-racial marriage. My husband is black, I'm white. We have 3 beautiful children. My oldest is his stepdaughter, but he loves her as his own. I have 1 girl and 2 boys. Ashlie is 7 and in the 2nd grade. Robert is 4, and Anthony is a year old.
I have a degree in reatail management/human resources. I am also a cretified Animal care specialist. I am trying to go back to school to get a 4 year degree in Animal Medicein so I can be a Vet Tech. I currnently work for the company PET VALU. I'm a retail store manager. I want to maybe own my own pet store at some point and specialise in tropical fish.
I also want to someday own a non profit org. to help find homes for homeless cats and dogs. Sort of like a safe house for homelss animals. I can find them new homes for them and such.
I've lived in differnt parts of NY. All "ghetto" areas. This is my first time living in a house, and I am looking forward to playing around in the yard this summer. I want to start a garden. I love plants, and have a bunch of indoor ones!
I have a few hobbies. I'm trying to get back into tropical fish. Right now we have 3 fish tanks. It's fun. I think I want to try and breed bettas. They are one of my favorite fish. I love to make grafics with PSP. I love to make icons. I'm teaching myself html. I did all the graphics on my MYSPACE. So it's fun :) I make blinkies and little graphics too.
I really want to get into scrapbooking. It looks like alot of fun! I love taking pictures of my kids, friends, family and randomnesssss!!
I love all kinds of music. I know alot of people say that but never really mean it. I listen to everything. Rap,Rock,Punk,Oldschool... if it's music.. No matter the type.. I'm sure I can find a song I can relate to.
I love DDR! The song on my journal is a DDR song.. haha! My daughter and I love to play. Careful... She gets AA on light mode. She is only 7 ;)
I also like anime. I really love gunslinger girl. It's my favorite. I watch a few others though. My kids love Avatar. I just got anime on demad. It's an awsome channel.
I like to play video games. My husband is a bit of a game head. Me... not such much. I really like the sims, although I do not play on the pc. I have the games for ps2.
I'm not "elite", I'm not scene,goth, nerdy.. whatever. I don't care about being "e-popular". I don't think I fit into sny label really to be honest. I just grew up in NYC. I have a heavy NY Accent.. And I like to be around the loudness!
|Friday, April 20th, 2007|
I just wanted to share a picture from last month of my little Lily-Bean. ;)