Welcome to Mixed.Up.Mama- a no-holds-barred look at parenting mixed race children in our home-away-from-home.
I’m a thirty-something mum of three girls, aged 6, 4 and 2. I am of mixed parentage myself- Iranian and English- grew up in Canada and am now navigating the journey of being in a seven year marriage to my Nigerian husband, raising our kids in London, England. Sounds complicated? Well, it is.
We’re on a journey- and it’s not always an easy one. It’s fraught with misunderstandings, cultural miscommunications, misinterpretations not to mention all the mishaps that happen in any marriage. But we’re ploughing through and, with the added excitement of having three girls under 6 years, it’s become a roller coaster of emotion.
I want to use this blog to inspire others with similar experiences, to create a community of parents and mums navigating a related road or who would just like to have encouragement from reading about similar experiences. It’s food for thought, ideas for living genuinely and inspiration for raising mixed kids.
Hope you can join me…