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.

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

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