About Diedre & Are Those Your Kids
Why I Started Are Those Your Kids
When I became a mother, I searched for resources about raising biracial/multicultural children and found very little. And when I say little, I mean a minuscule amount. So, I decided to be that resource for other moms. Even if you don’t have biracial/multicultural children, you can still relate to my experiences as a mother. I’ve published a few articles on the Huffington Post. Click here to see what I’ve written.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed some days and forget why I wanted to become a mother in the first place. No one is supposed to say that, but it’s how we all feel. It’s an amazing journey that comes with no shortage of challenges. Throw in an interracial marriage, and that can present it’s own set of challenges.
Who Am I?
By day I am a middle school counselor, and by evening I’m a blogger, mom, & farmer’s wife. Last year, my husband launched his own farming business, so farm life is woven into some of the other topics I share. You can find pictures of our farm on Facebook & Instagram.
I was raised on an Air Force Base by Jamaican parents (I like to call myself Jamerican) and raised in the south. Every now and then southern jargon may slip into my writing ya’ll. Even though I was raised in South Carolina & now reside in South Georgia, I have a different perspective on race and culture due to my military background. Looking at my group of friends growing up was like looking at the colors of the rainbow.
About My Family
I have two girls ages 3 & 5. They both have different textures of curly hair. Because of the challenges I faced finding products that worked for both types of hair, I love to share product reviews on the blog! I’m a bit of a product junkie, so even when I find a product that works, I’m always on the hunt for another.
My husband and I have been married for 7 years, and we dated for 3. He was born and raised in the south, but traveled the world with his parents as a child.
We don’t live on a farm, but we do try to eat clean & organic as much as possible. Raising our own pigs & chickens makes the task a little easier!
What You Can Expect
Join me on this journey I call life as a mother. When you subscribe to my blog, every week you’ll hear how I challenge my negative and positive experiences & give advice to other multiracial/multicultural families on how to handle it all.
Oh, and did I mention that I, along with my daughters, have naturally curly hair? That’s another journey in itself! I’ll be giving you curly hair care tips & even recommending some of our favorite products. Every now and then, I’ll even host a giveaway!
I can’t wait to connect with you!