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post #21 of 168
Welcome, wallabisfarm, to MDC and to this sub-forum.
post #22 of 168
Hello all!!! I am Keri ~ I am white, german and french-canadian
My DH is black, born and raised in Illinois, and doesn't know much about his ancestors, except that his grandmother was part Indian.

Our son looks white with black features, and has crazy curly hair. It is silky, not textured, but puffs like an afro if combed or brushed.

My stepdad and therefore my entire stepfamily are also black, so being white, I am actually the minority at our family reunions
post #23 of 168
I don't happen to be part of a multicultural family, but am part of a multicultural circle of friends IRL from my college years, all of whom are still just like family to me. So I'm kind of crashing this thread, but wanted to say that I'm SO glad that this forum has happened! Hope you don't mind me lurking and learning from time to time.
post #24 of 168
Hi everyone!!

Well, I am white (Irish on my mom's side, "French Canadian," Irish-Scots, Native American on my dad's side) and Dh is African-American (I'm sure there was miscenegation in there though).

My 4 and 5 year olds also are black, german, and Native Amercan from their dad's side (my EXSO).

I am due with #3 in May!!
post #25 of 168
I am really excited about this forum. I am Colombian with German Jewish grandparents. My DP is U.S. born with her parents being from Mexico. We have a son who is 7 weeks old. We both speak Spanish and plan on teaching D.S. Spanish. Thankfully his DP's parents only speak Spanish-we also found a babysitter who is caring for him 20 hours a week who also only speaks Spanish.

So far we speak a mixture of both English and Spanish to D.S. - we are trying to figure out a good method of teaching him Spanish.
post #26 of 168
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Originally Posted by nevaehsmommy View Post
HI.I am a single mommy. My daughter is 20 months. I am am American with a mix of other backgrounds, I call myself the mutt. My daughter is dark skinned. The only problems I have had so far are other dark skinned older women making remarks about me nursing her.
I understand the nursing thing. When my dd was tiny, a horrified woman asked me was that my child that I was nursing. My dd is pretty fair and I am more of a caramel color. I politely told the lady that no, she wasn't mine and I just came to the daycare to nurse random children. She laughed awkwardly and said something to the effect of, I didn't know she was Black. Gee, she didn't tell you?

My dd is a host of things, but for the most part, our family identifies itself as Black.
post #27 of 168
How exciting!!!

Hi, mamas! I'm Mo. I am the mama to two tornados, a DD who is anxiously awaiting her 3rd Bday in 2 months and a DS who is 15 MO. They are constant motion and sources of laughter. I am African American with some white and native ancestors. My DH is white mid-western English with an Irish grandmother. Our DC are as cute as buttons. They look just alike except that DD is very fair with blond hair and hazel eyes and DS is browner with brown eyes are sandy hair.

Like OP, I get the nanny confusion, too. But I don't have much time to pay attention anymore with the tornados whirling around.

Glad to meet you.
post #28 of 168
I'm white, and my partner is black. We're both originally from Louisville, Kentucky, USA. My 5 yr. old is mine from a past relationship, and is also white. My 2 yr. old is biracial. We've been friends for 8 years, and have lived together for a little over 4 years now. We got married last June.
post #29 of 168
What a great forum. I am white. My dh is Carribean. Our children (3dds and a ds) run the gamut in shades of skin and hair texture. I'm very excited tolearn from you mamas.
post #30 of 168
I'm so excited to see this forum! I am Black American and DH is White. We have one child, DS who is 19 months today.

It's great to meet you all!
post #31 of 168
Hello! My dh is Greek, and I'm Greek-American. We use OPOL, dh only speaks Greek around the house, and I use English. So happy to have this forum! We live in small town America in a place that is not so accepting of outsiders ("foreigners") so it's good to have an online community to connect to at least.
post #32 of 168
Hello,
I am Filipino and DH of almost 4 years is White American.
DS is 22 months old and is definitely a mix of both me and DH. He gets more of DH as he is getting older.

Great to meet everyone!
post #33 of 168
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Originally Posted by Bad Mama Jama View Post
I understand the nursing thing. When my dd was tiny, a horrified woman asked me was that my child that I was nursing. My dd is pretty fair and I am more of a caramel color. I politely told the lady that no, she wasn't mine and I just came to the daycare to nurse random children. She laughed awkwardly and said something to the effect of, I didn't know she was Black. Gee, she didn't tell you?

My dd is a host of things, but for the most part, our family identifies itself as Black.
:BRILLIANT!
post #34 of 168
I am back to properly introduce myself. I am black American. My dh is a multiracial Caribbean man. We don't have children......yet. I am thrilled to meet others who have multicultural families!!
post #35 of 168
Hi,

I'm a black, Caribbean rooted, Canadian birthed and raised queer gyal, partnered to a Canadian born, New Zealand rooted, prairie white girl. We have a mixed race black baby boy who is 22 months (and currently being put to sleep by his mommy - and not liking it!)

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Originally Posted by Bad Mama Jama View Post
My dd is a host of things, but for the most part, our family identifies itself as Black.
For now, we identify my son as black as well.
post #36 of 168
I am caucasion, dh is Puerto-Rican. We have 4 blue-eyed (well, one has brown-eyes) sweeties who are learning spanish. I am fluent, too
It's fun to visit Puerto Rico and let them hear EVERYONE speaking spanish around them! Makes them feel, not so different!
post #37 of 168
For now, we identify my son as black as well.[/QUOTE]

I would like to expand on this issue as well...maybe start another thread?
I have so many questions about this.....
When you say for now..what do you mean?
Why do you identify him as black?
What are your thoughts about kids who are 1/2 black 1/2 white having to "pick a color to identify with?" (I am using these 2 as the example as I have seen this happen the most with these youths)
I am very concerned about my son having to "pick a color to be", everything is so black and white it seems...is there a middle ground?
Respectfully
MF
post #38 of 168
Whooo! Multicultural mamas unite!

I'm Lisa, an American of European/Canadian ancestry. My DH is from Iran. We have one child, 4.5-year-old DS who is, of course, Iranian-American.

DH spoke Farsi/Turkish (he comes from a mixed area in Iran and speaks both languages) to DS for the first 18 months of his life. At that point he got a job that took him away from home too much and we have since stopped the OPOL approach.

My dad is half French Canadian, and speaks French to DS. DS will be starting French classes in the latter half of this year after he turns 5 (minimum age for the local language academy).
post #39 of 168
Paddington, love your senior title

Very cool to have this forum! I'm American, DH is Bosnian or Yugoslavian. Boy have we had our ups and downs around cultural differences! Finally after nearly five years together and a year and a half of marriage, we seem to be developing our own culture We live in Canada.

My family is also sort of multicultural. Part of my father's family was New England francophone, and he made sure we kept that up. My mother works in classical Indian music so we grew up among Indians. DH is also an India wala, we met there in fact. Basically spelling all this out reminds me of how many languages I don't know and wish I did

No kids yet, we are planning to TTC in the summer. I am hoping the OPOL method (Serbo-Croatian and French) will work for us.
post #40 of 168
Great sub-forum!

I am Norwegian, my soon-to-be husband is English. He has lived here for ten years and doesn't speak the language (he says). Each of us speak our own mother-tongue with our two year old son, and he speaks a mixture of Norwegian and English.

I'm very interested in all sorts of bi-lingual issues and considerations!

Some of you may think that Norwegian-English isn't really very multi-cultural, as we're both from Europe, neighbouring countries, both white, both brought up Christian(ish) - but you would be surprised at how many cultural differences there are between our countries, and how much of an impact they sometimes have on our family life!
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