Taming the Mixed Baby Hair Mane

July 22, 2011 at 11:17 pm 3 comments

Now this little love boat…..


Is absolutely EVERYWHERE now. As is her beautiful hair. (Please disregard her lack of clothing and mess of a house; but this is what life’s like around here these days, well some days at least.)

A fun fact you may not know, not only are you asked a million questions when you adopt a child, but you’re asked a million + 2 questions when you adopt a biracial child.  You get to always explain to others how you’ll explain race in the home – and you’ll get to answer to everyone –  including the court system – about if you’re learned how to do mixed baby hair.

And for the record, I’ve got a pretty good handle on how to do mixed baby hair. Of course I’ll keep learning as it grows in thicker and gets longer – and I’ll always be open to suggestions so keep sending them. And yes, I get why it’s important to know how to do the hair not just from a “girl’s got good hair, let’s show it off” perspective, but also from a cultural one. I get all that.


That’s why this mama walked all the way to the car today in 104 degree, record-breaking heat with a bunch of bags and 20-lb. baby in my arms, realized that I had not put anything in the poor thing’s hair all day, dropped off my things in the car, walked all the way back inside of the house with baby in tow, applied leave-in conditioner to tame the mane and define her curly spirals, and then walked back to the car, through the heat, got the baby back into her seat and all buckled up, and continued on with our errands.

Can’t wait to tell the judge that one.

Entry filed under: Biracial Adoption, Burgess Adoption, Maeby.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anonymous  |  July 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Hi Danielle~
    You have yourself a real cutie pie!!!
    20 years ago, when my youngest was a baby, I babysat a lil boy that was biracial. Man was he cute with the prettiest hair. Possibly as her hair gets a bit longer, the weight may pull it into “banana” curls (ask Linda about that) and end up soft and bouncy, as his did. This will be interesting, but God is leading, you’re doing a great job just following! Love your posts!
    Sandy Williams

  • 2. Kristi Herschberger  |  July 23, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Amen to getting asked a million and two questions when adopting! Your little one is very cute!!

  • 3. Margee Horan  |  July 25, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Your house may be messy, but your baby AND her hair look mahvelous. Love your blog … even when it’s serious.

    Take care.


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