With the sun making it’s first appearance here in some time, I am planning some outdoor fun for this family of mine. What are you doing this weekend?  Whatever you do, make some time to relax and enjoy a special curated list of articles and happenings just for Blended readers. Have a great weekend!


On Thursday I will be attending the Refresh Conference – a conference for foster and adoptive families. Will you be there?


A sibling reunion story you have to see.


As a mother of a multiracial child the way we see blackness is a great photographic exploration of this topic.


“She need not let anybody, of any color, limit or define her solely by race or undermine her acceptance of and belief in herself.” Beth Hall and Gail Steinberg wrote Breaking the Racial Sound Barrier for anyone thinking about adopting transracially or those who have already.


My life is consumed with tech so obviously I loved this piece about African-American trailblazers in the tech industry. Special honor is given to #9 (a personal hero of my daughter).


I was introduced to Sweet Honey in the Rock at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C. years ago. Since then it has become a family favorite. Here is a classic Reading Rainbow video featuring this group in honor of Black History Month.