About Raising Biracial Babies
Welcome! I’m Christina and I’m the founder of Raising Biracial Babies. This is a community to help single moms navigate through life while parenting. Here you will find tips for single moms, the ins and outs of parenting young children, tips for working at home, loads of inspiration, and of course the journey of raising biracial children.
When I first became a single mom I struggled a lot with the whole, keeping two little people alive and raising them to be good people, and oh yea, you have to do it by yourself, thing. That mixed with taking care of a home and all the other life responsibilities can feel so overwhelming. I also struggled with raising my biracial children in a one race household. I wondered how I would be able to support their identity. I created this blog to focus on the unique challenge single moms face when raising mixed kids while trying to support their multiracial identities. I also wanted to create a supportive community for single moms so you don’t feel like you are in this alone. I know how you feel. I know what it’s like. I got you.
A Little About Me
I’m a single mom of two young children. My oldest daughter ‘A’ and my younger son ‘O’. We reside in the Chicagoland area, (fun fact: I didn’t know I had a Chicago accent until I went to college. The second I said the word pop, everyone knew where I was from!).
I have a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and my background is in social work. I helped children who had behavioral and emotional disorders follow structured days and learn to respect authority to prepare them for life outside residential living.
Other Random Facts About Me:
– I love horror movies (I’m pretty sure my sister and I rented every single horror movie one summer).
– I love ratchet reality TV (seriously nothing sucks me in more than that reality DRAMA!).
– I live and breathe coffee
– I’m an avid book reader (I can finish one in a couple hours or less).
– I love all things Disney (luckily so do my kids!).
– I hate being late (which of course happens all the time now that I’m a mom)
– I love fashion for myself and my kids
– I have my masters degree in early childhood education.
I just want to say, I’m so glad you’re here! You don’t have to feel alone even though you parent alone. My hope is in the racially tumultuous world we live in, together we can learn how to support our children grow up to love their racially diverse identities.
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