Guest Post: Ebony And Ivory………The Loving Way by EttaD of Simply Etta

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EttaDAs borders become less concrete, people become more mobile and technology allows us to become increasingly exposed to those from diverse cultures, interracial relationships are becoming more and more common. That said, this doesn’t mean they are in any sense easy. There are still lots of raised eyebrows, dumbass questions and general prejudices that those in interracial relationships have to face each and every day.

In today’s special guest post Etta D, a blogger based in Scotland, who talks about her experiences of interracial relationships in the USA, UK and the Bahamas. She also provides insights into she (and her husband, Jeremy) deal with these obstacles. 

The uncomfortable twist, the silent gaze, the awkward conversations. I’ve experienced it all at home and abroad. Both in my past relationships and my current one.

I remember when my eldest was just a baby, this lady walked up to me while at a…

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Waiting For Santa….


This morning, I know it is a very special day as I wake up.

Jumping out of bed, I run in my one piece pajamas, to wake my little brother up. It is early, although time is still a pretty blurry concept to me. The only thing that matters, is that it is finally Christmas, and today is going to be all about fun!

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Our Very Non-Traditional Christmas


“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” ~ Burton Hillis

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Christmas With A Blended Family



Photo courtesy of Pixabay


” I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.” ~ Carrie Fisher

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Getting Ready For Christmas

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I have always held the belief that Christmas is a season and not a day. So naturally, getting ready for the festive season is the most exciting part of the holidays. Each year, I would look forward to creating a new tone, one that would set the right climate for a memorable season.

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Making Memories In New York City

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“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.”~ Winston Churchill

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Being Mindful Expanded My Christmas


I have always been a perfectionist. This has been something that I thought was part of my identity and believed would be with me forever. Until one day that I decided to let that go. It was amazing and trans-formative and nothing tested my commitment to let the perfectionist go like Christmas.

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