I'm 1/3 soon-to-be 1/4 of a kickass multiracial family. When we had our first son, we spent a lot of time wondering how the world would treat him as the child of interracial parents. Would he be welcomed? How would he view race? And we realized that he very likely might form his worldview on our family. Instead of a multiracial family being different, that would be the norm for him. Would he think all mommies are light and all daddies are dark?
Here on Mommies are Light, I write about the world as I see it. I talk about race, our family's commitment to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, adventures in parenting and our experiences as a multiracial family. While in some ways our family may look different and experience different things than the average family, at the core we are just like everyone else. We're a family trying to stick together, do right by our children and the world, and just live life. From mundane trips to the grocery store to overseas adventures for my husband's music career, you'll find while this mommy is light and this daddy is dark, we're a family just like any other.