About Raising Biracial Babies
Welcome! I’m Christina and I’m the founder of Raising Biracial Babies. This is a community to help you navigate through all aspects of motherhood.
You’ll find pregnancy and childbirth tips, the ins and outs of parenting young kids, tips for working at home and building your own blog, (as a busy mom!) raising mixed kids, mixed hair tips, and tips for single moms.
Motherhood is a crazy journey! Beginning when you’re pregnant all through raising your kids, there’s so much to learn. Even when you think you’ve got something figured out, a whole new issue pops up!
It’s often challenging and overwhelming but I’ve got tons of resources for you so let’s knock that overwhelm out!
For single moms
I’m a former single mom and 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.
Even though I’m no longer a single mom, you’ll still find the support, inspiration, and advice from someone who’s been there!
For mixed hair care and mixed kids
I also created this space for moms to learn more about how to support their children’s biracial identity. The world is still very racially tumultuous and teaching your kids to love who they are and be confident in themselves starts at home with you!
Before I started this blog, I was asked all the time how I care for my daughter’s biracial hair. I know how difficult it was for me to find anyone who I could ask in person about how to take care of mixed hair, and I know many others are also in that position.
I want to share everything I’ve learned from researching mixed hair care when I was pregnant with my first baby, to the hands on experience of caring for both of my kids curly hair, so you can get tips, mixed curly hairstyle tutorials, and answers from someone who’s been there.
For pregnancy and childbirth
My mom is a natural childbirth educator and certified doula, so basically my entire life I grew up with the knowledge that women can safely give birth naturally. (Fun fact, my mom held her natural childbirth classes in our house for years, so every Sunday for a long time I was schooled in natural childbirth!)
When I became pregnant with my first baby, I knew I wanted a home birth. I took a natural childbirth class, had my mom as my doula, had my mom’s best friend as my midwife, and successfully ended up having two home births.
I know this was possible because I had the knowledge and support from a few who were closest to me.
You’ll find that same support here. I want you to feel empowered throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey. If your goal is to have a natural, unmedicated birth, or even to learn more about it, I’ve got you!
You’ll get loads of information about pregnancy and natural childbirth so you can make informed decisions to support the birth you want.
For work at home moms and starting a blog
I also have a passion for helping other moms make money from home.
It IS possible to start your own blog and make money from home! I’m working towards making a full time income with my blog and I want to show you that you can do it too.
I want you to have the option to stay home with your kids and be financially secure!
A Little About Me
I have two young kids, my oldest is my daughter and my youngest is my son. I’m crazy about my kids but like most moms, at times I struggle with the challenges of motherhood.
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 routines 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 taught Kindergarten for a little while
– 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’ve had two unmedicated home births
– I have a passion for writing and teaching, (both kids and adults!)
I just want to say, I’m so glad you’re here!
You don’t have to go through the journey of motherhood alone. From pregnancy, parenting, raising mixed kids, mixed hair care, to working at home, it’s all here.
Here you can commiserate, (without the judgment!), learn, grow, and become the mom you want to be!
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