Three Children’s Albums You Should Be Listening To

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By Halina Newberry Grant Music is a constant in our house. The Mr. and I met while both temping for a major record label, and our tastes range from avant guard jazz to the Grateful Dead. I’m a big ol’ softie for the kid’s stuff though. My daughter’s bedtime ritual includes five books and five […]

When Do I Try To Curb My Daughter’s Affections?

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By Halina Newberry Grant The boy is her height, but chubby. He has muddy blond hair, a yellow t-shirt with a green dinosaur, denim shorts and dirty feet from running through the sand. He’s watching some older kids tumble down the slide, all shoes and screams and angled joints. She sees him from across the […]

#$%@ People Say To Transracial Families…


By Jillian Lauren     Kristen Howerton, Deborah Swisher and I got together with our clans one Sunday and made a little video about the #$%@ that gets said to us every day at the mall, the playground, heck, on our front yards! Being in a transracial family is a very visible way to walk […]

Interracial Marriage: 20 Years of Marriage!


Our Wedding Day ~ August 21, 1993  I do! And then some! I now pronounce you… I had to make our cake topper because interracial cake toppers didn’t exist 20 years ago  Filled with joy! Jamie and I NEVER imagined 21 years ago, on that fateful day on the freeway, that this month, we would be […]

Marriage Equality: Marriage is LOVE…


By Amy Wise I am a BIG believer in equal rights for all. I haven’t written anything about the gay marriage debate on my blog because this blog is all about interracial marriage. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized I have to write about gay marriage, because this blog is […]

Adoption: Just When You Think You’ve Heard it All


By: Wendy Rhein So I went on a date last week. Just a drink. This was my dip-a-toe-in-the-frigid-and-murky-pond-of-dating-in-your-40s. Hold your applause and keep the Bride’s magazine in hiding. He seemed like a nice enough man, also in his 40s, divorced, employed, no (obvious) criminal record and when speaking and writing, he communicated in complete sentences […]

Single Mother: The Door is Always Open, Part 2

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By Wendy Rhein   I guess he’s been mulling it over for a couple of months. Or maybe it is the start of a new school year with new classmates getting to know one another through family pictures created with the Crayola 24 pack. Or the fact that today was a school open house with […]