Oscars Half Birthday– Book Review


Finally, a book featuring a multi-ethnic family that is not about "being" a multi-ethnic family. Instead, Oscars Half Birthday follows Oscar, his mom,dad and big sister on a very regular outing on a special day. If you're thinking of ideas for a party then follow Oscar's family as they pack lunch,take a walk, observe the … Continue reading Oscars Half Birthday– Book Review

We’re back.


After a long hiatus, Mezclados is back with a bigger mission .  In the beginning, we wrote about ethnic diversity and family.  We've expanded to include  writing on more things that make family unique. Disability, LBGT themes, multicultural, divorced, single,co-parenting, and spirituality. It's not just about my family anymore and as a result I'll need … Continue reading We’re back.

Ghana Light German Light.


By Monica Maria Tetzlaff   This has been a year of heritage for our family.  Our daughter Hannah is African American and my partner and I are of European heritage, specifically German in my case.  Brad, my partner is German and Scottish, but is not a German speaker. I am close to my heritage because … Continue reading Ghana Light German Light.

Velveteen Your Life, or How to Become a Real Artist.


Once upon a time Melissa Culross dreamed of singing, but she told herself and others that she couldn't sing outside of the shower. One day, she realized that it was all a lie.  In fact she found that she was her own biggest critic.  Since she'd never sang in front of people or regularly performed … Continue reading Velveteen Your Life, or How to Become a Real Artist.

What’s This Blog About Anyway?


After a bit of blogsoul searching, its become clear that I want Mezclados to be. Its really just not going to be a political publication or culture journal about being "mixed."  Instead the content will be "mixed," I love art,  music, people and great storytelling and that's what you are going to get here. The … Continue reading What’s This Blog About Anyway?

Oscars Half Birthday– Book Review


Finally, a book featuring a multi-ethnic family that is not about "being" a multi-ethnic family. Instead, Oscars Half Birthday follows Oscar, his mom,dad and big sister on a very regular outing on a special day. If you're thinking of ideas for a party then follow Oscar's family as they pack lunch,take a walk, observe the … Continue reading Oscars Half Birthday– Book Review

Can Serious Games Save the World?


Peacemaker, Food Force, and A Force More Powerful By Javaughn Fernanders I. Serious Games. On February 2003, a subgroup of game developers formerly convened the first Serious Game Summit held during the largely popular Game Developers Conference.  Serious Games, games that are not used for entertainment, are usually instructional and used in various industries. Language … Continue reading Can Serious Games Save the World?

Dreamer Por Vida!


My friend and fellow artist is mixing it up in Southern California! As a musician and painter/sculptor, Richard Rodriguez utilizes dreams the way we all wish we could.  As an eternal motivator for a life of beauty. Raised to accept all the Mexican, African, French, Hindu and Christian roots in his family tree, Rodriguez brings … Continue reading Dreamer Por Vida!

Practicing Mindfulness


Practicing Mindfulness By Susanna Hamilton Freedom is a practice. It is in the awakening, the awareness that our feelings and perceptions in the present moment are transient; our happiness and suffering ebb and flow as the tides of the ocean. When we are happy the people around us are more likely to be happy. As we … Continue reading Practicing Mindfulness

Holiday Bingo


When our kids were little, we used to joke that we were the “complete multicultural family.”   Our appearance wasn’t too shocking by the 1990sat least on the East Coast.  We often evoked stares and even rude comments traveling in some other places.  But our religious affiliations often left people confused, if not downright dumbfounded or … Continue reading Holiday Bingo