Interracial Family: Hair…It Continues to Amaze Me

Black people and their hair

By: Amy Wise One thing that I’m still getting used to even after 16 years of having a mixed race daughter is this whole “hair thing.” The other day I went into Tatiana’s bathroom and hanging everywhere were rows of HAIR! She had washed her weave and it was hanging off the towel racks, shower […]

Ups, Downs, and Curve Balls…


By: Amy Wise As with everything, there ups and there are downs. Life will always throw us curve balls, but now I finally realize it’s up to us whether we decide to hit the ball and run or miss the ball and strike out. These days I’m goin’ with hitting and running…big time! Even though […]

Aren’t We All Just Sisters At Heart?


By: Amy Wise Okay ladies, this one’s for you. Since my last post about our “friend” that has issues with white women and black men, all sorts of conversations have popped up…some good, some bad. I’m a little discouraged…okay, a LOT discouraged that this is even a conversation. Ladies, c’mon on now! Aren’t we all […]

New Survey Finds Infertility Delivers A Serious Blow To Self-Esteem

New Survey Finds Infertility Delivers a Serious Blow to Self-Esteem Women Say Infertility Makes Them Feel Flawed While Men Say They Feel Inadequate WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Struggling to get pregnant can be a serious blow to the self-esteem of both women and men, according to a new national survey. Seven in […]

Maclaren recalls 1 million strollers- An Article from


By: Hibah Yousuf, staff reporter NEW YORK ( — Stroller maker Maclaren announced a recall on Monday that affects about 1 million umbrella strollers that can reportedly amputate or lacerate children’s fingertips. So far, the company said there have been 12 amputations across the country. This happens when children get their fingers stuck in […]

No Einstein In Your Crib? Get A Refund- An article from The New York Times


By: TAMAR LEWIN Parent alert: the Walt Disney Company is now offering refunds for all those “Baby Einstein” videos that did not make children into geniuses. They may have been a great electronic baby sitter, but the unusual refunds appear to be a tacit admission that they did not increase infant intellect. “We see it […]

How Responsible Are We For Our Kids’ Views On Race?- From Fierce and Nerdy Blog


By: Ernessa Carter Interestingly enough, I received this Newsweek article from three different people, which I took as a hint that I should mention it on the ole blog. The article can basically be summarized as this: even if white parents think they are teaching kids not to see race, kids still see it, and […]

Are Mixed-Race Children Better Adjusted?- From


From By: John Cloud Americans like answers in black and white, a cultural trait we confirmed last year when the biracial man running for President was routinely called “black” The flattening of Barack Obama’s complex racial background shouldn’t have been surprising. Many multiracial historical figures in the U.S. have been reduced (or have reduced […]