I can’t help but smile big when I see a multi-racial family at the grocery store or coffee shop. I don’t point them out to my kids nor do I stare at the family. Seeing other families similar to ours makes my heart all warm. These family’s racial and ethnic make-up are exactly the same as ours but I remember when I hard ever saw interracial couples, much less a family. People really did gawk at us/them.
Seeing other multi-racial families reaffirms that we’re not unicorns. Not that there’s anything wrong with unicorns. I asked my friends and community to send me photos of their multi-racial families to celebrate how beautiful we are–inside and out.
The Diverse Faces of Multi-Racial Families
I met Ellie via Twitter a couple of years ago. She’s a thoughtful and talented writer and shares inspiration for happy parenting and mixed race families at Musing Momma. Ellie also started Mixed Race Parenting Resource Group, a community for families like ours!
Deidre Anthony blogs at Are Those Your Kids? I’m totally envious that she color coordinated her family’s clothes for their photos. I’m not that organized. More about Deidre:
Jamie writes at The Foster Mom’s Guide to Central Florida & Starfish Confidential. Jamie’s diverse family is African American, Austrian, Irish, Jewish, Mexican & Puerto Rican. Looking at the photo of her large family makes me miss my extended family in Louisiana. I love what she had to say about her family:
My family is a perfect picture of love making a family – not DNA. I didn’t give birth to any of my kids, but I couldn’t possibly love them more if I did.
The moment I met Stephanie Huang Porter at Evo Conference, I had a mad girl crush on her. She’s funny, kind, and smart. She’s an amazing mother–check out her blog A Family Lives Here for all awesome lunches she packs for her daughters. More about her family:
“Our family is half white (English, German, French) and half Chinese, from both China and Taiwan. We purposefully expose our children to diverse friends, countries, food, and experiences. We believe that if we want our children to be loving, kind, open-hearted adults, that it is our responsibility to actively teach and live that way.”
Want to share your family’s photo and story? Email your photo and 2-3 sentences about your family and their ethnic/racial make-up to kim @ imnotthenanny.com (remove spaces).