Who am I? “You don’t look….Asian…French….(blank)…”

Who am I? On paper, I was born in the US, to a French (technically French/Belgian/Polish) father and Chinese mother. For lack of a better way of describing myself, I look ‘pretty white’ to some and ‘so exotic’ to others. Mine is a story of privilege as it is of prejudice.

What is Wrong with “American” Parenting?: Insights into and Lessons from Danish and German Parenting

What is wrong with American parenting? For those of us open to new perspectives, there is always something new to learn no matter where those insights come from. We learn more about ourselves when we learn about (and from) others. This month, we bring you two European styles of parenting, Danish, and German.

An Islandgirl Raising Kids in Dutchieland

I hope my experience of growing up somewhere else, having to start a new life in Dutchieland and being gay will turn her into a teenager and grownup with an open mind. Read more about how an Island girl raising her daughter in the Netherlands reflects on her experiences contrasted with those of her daughter’s.

On Growing Up Mexican Italian American

I became aware of the world around me during the Reagan era in a middle-class, conservative, predominantly white suburb of Los Angeles.              

Blending Multicultural and Multilingual European Holiday Traditions: A Guide

Read about how one European multicultural and multilingual family simultaneously celebrates their many favorite Christmas traditions. Wish you all a besinnliche Weihnachtszeit, un buon Natale, un joyeux Noël, en gueti Wienachtsziit, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Boas Festas and een vrolijk Kerstfeest!