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Forum: Multicultural Families   11-11-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,813
Posted By torinsmom
My son is biracial(dad is black, I am white) and...

My son is biracial(dad is black, I am white) and I would get asked if he took after his dad when he was young. I think that was some people's polite way of asking if he was mine or not. When he...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-09-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By torinsmom
I don't have any experience with the language...

I don't have any experience with the language thing, but I do have a mixed son. I found that when someone is staring, staring right back works well. I think it makes people feel stupid for staring....
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-21-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,581
Posted By torinsmom
DS is black/white and when my sister came in...

DS is black/white and when my sister came in right after he was born, she said "He's so PINK!" I actually thought it was funny. I think some people really believe that if you take the man and...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-16-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 962
Posted By torinsmom
Does your child have a passport? If not, I would...

Does your child have a passport? If not, I would get one for her and lock it up. I have been told that once you get one for a child, you can't get a second one. I would not let my ex take my child...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-14-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By torinsmom
With my son(I am white, dad is black, hair is...

With my son(I am white, dad is black, hair is very curly but not very tight), I used to get "Oh, he must get his curly hair from his dad!" and I would reply, "Nope, his dad is bald" ;-)

I really...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-07-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,909
Posted By torinsmom
I am white and my DS15 is biracial--I am a...

I am white and my DS15 is biracial--I am a single mom. My son has gone through this several times. The first time was when he was about the same age, 4 or 5. He would put his arm beside mine and say...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-04-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By torinsmom
You can join the site Readinga-z.com and print...

You can join the site Readinga-z.com and print out your own French readers. The site has French(and Spanish) versions of hundreds of books with different levels. We use the English ones at our...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-30-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By torinsmom
COngratulations! You need to post a picture so...

COngratulations! You need to post a picture so we can see your little guy!
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-13-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,094
Posted By torinsmom
Quote: Originally Posted by peaceful_mama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by peaceful_mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13657867)
I wish I had all 3 kids pics in my...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-13-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,051
Posted By torinsmom
In 2002, the University of NC at Chapel Hill...

In 2002, the University of NC at Chapel Hill required incoming freshman to read sections of the Koran and listen to Muslim prayer recitations and write a paper on it. After a lot of complaints, they...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-10-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,051
Posted By torinsmom
Wow, I have never heard of a public school...

Wow, I have never heard of a public school allowing religious hymns to be sung in the school! Do you mean like Away in a Manger, Silent Night, songs like that? Someone told me once that The Twelve...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-09-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,051
Posted By torinsmom
I am a teacher. Right now, I teach preK/K in a...

I am a teacher. Right now, I teach preK/K in a public Montessori school and previously I taught 3-6 year olds at a charter Montessori. At the charter Montessori, we had a fair number of Buddhists,...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-07-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 36,901
Posted By torinsmom
Here's my DS15 and his half-sister who will be 1...

Here's my DS15 and his half-sister who will be 1 on Monday. Both are black/white biracial.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95...100_4409-1.jpg...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-03-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,979
Posted By torinsmom
If your baby's nail bed is darker than her other...

If your baby's nail bed is darker than her other skin, she is most likely going to get darker. My DS is black/white and he looked white for the longest. He now matches his nail bed color, at least...
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-25-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,979
Posted By torinsmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Calidris...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Calidris http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14573064)
from a genetics point of view, since blue...
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-24-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,979
Posted By torinsmom
My DS is biracial(I am white, dad is black) and...

My DS is biracial(I am white, dad is black) and has light brown hair and blue eyes. This is him as a baby....

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95...in10months.jpg...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-19-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,319
Posted By torinsmom
Quote: Originally Posted by meemee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14029952)
HA!!!!

my dd looks just like me. really!!!...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-01-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By torinsmom
When my son(B/W biracial) was around 1, the...

When my son(B/W biracial) was around 1, the nurse at a new dr's office gave me a form to fill out. It included race and did not have multiracial on it, so I left it blank. So when I turned it in,...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-30-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,319
Posted By torinsmom
I am white, ex-husband is black. I was out with...

I am white, ex-husband is black. I was out with our son when he was about 3. He was very light then and has big blue eyes. He had a head full of curls at the time. These older white ladies came up...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-24-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,722
Posted By torinsmom
Quote: Originally Posted by goldfishkate...

Quote:
Originally Posted by goldfishkate http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13825821)
Thanks for all your responses. My dh is...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-20-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,183
Posted By torinsmom
Raising your daughter as "only black" could have...

Raising your daughter as "only black" could have some negative outcomes as well. My son is very light with blue eyes, and there is no way anyone would believe he is "only black". He is 14, and has...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-20-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,084
Posted By torinsmom
My DS(black/white biracial) had very dark black...

My DS(black/white biracial) had very dark black straight hair when he was born. Within a few weeks, it all fell out and he was almost bald for 7-8 months. When it started to grow back it was very...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-04-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,979
Posted By torinsmom
In my experience, African Americans can pick up...

In my experience, African Americans can pick up on a child being even the tiniest percentage black, probably because there is so much variety in the Af-Am community. As the parent of a biracial...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-03-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 36,901
Posted By torinsmom
Thanks, I think so, but then I am a little...

Thanks, I think so, but then I am a little biasedhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif I was just looking through all the thread and seeing all these precious kids. I...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-02-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 36,901
Posted By torinsmom
I just discovered this forum! I am divorced now,...

I just discovered this forum! I am divorced now, but ex-DH is African American and I am white. Our son, Torin, is 14 and very blended. When he is with me, people say he looks just like me and when...
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