MaameJ is a single white Aussie mum of anglo-celtic background with a teenage son (ActionMan, or AM) whose dad (DadaK)  is Ghanaian. DadaK doesn’t live with us and has remarried (to another Ghanaian – Obapaa) and they have four children, who you can find out about here.

I’m blogging to share experiences, insights & funny stories about living in a mixed family, and I’m hoping you will share yours too.

I also blog about health, politics, culture, racism, food and travel.

Every monday I blog about music, or rather, I blog about all kinds of things, and include several music videos that have either inspired the post, or complement it.

If you came here looking for stuff about bicultural families, don’t overlook my posts about other stuff — much of it is related, even though it may not at first appear that way.

Read my first post for more background on why I started Border Crossings.

30 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks for sharing! I maintain a blog called The Link Between: Connecting Christian living between cultures. While part of it’s focus is aimed toward Christians, I also focus a lot on intercultural issues. I’d love to include your blog on my blogroll – shared experiences are so helpful!


  2. Thanks Jody, that would be great if you link to me. So long as you don’t mind that I’m agnostic 🙂 I do appreciate that shared faith (or shared lack of faith) is often a crucial factor in keeping couples together, when the differences could pull them apart. I look forward to having a proper browse through your blog, it looks very rich.

  3. Hi, I find your travel tales engrossing. I have passed on your website to my brother’s partner who has a grand trip (who knows when to come), she’s Welsh/English, he’s British born Nigerian. I run an online travel magazine for women Diverse Traveller (www.diversetraveller.com) and wondered if you would be interested in sharing your travel tales with my readers (ola@diversetraveller.com)? I look forward to reading more about your travels. All the best. Ola

  4. Thanks Ola, I’m glad you’re enjoying them. I think it can ony get more interesting from here on in, 3 months in Ghana is going to be a pretty rich experience. I’ve emailed you about diverse traveller.

  5. Hi MaameJ – found your blog and linked it right away. Interesting experiences! As a Canadiam living in Ghana with two boys – one who’s father is Jamaican and the younger one’s dad is Ghanaian – I can relate to all the mixed family stories!

    I look forward to reading more.

      • I’m glad! And don’t worry, it does take time to write it but there is no rush. It’s meant to be fun so do it when you feel like it 🙂

  6. Hi. Very nice blog. Touré Kunda is… priceless. (I lived most my childhood in Africa – Guinea and Kenya amonst others – so his music transports me.
    Thank you

    • Thanks Brian, glad you enjoyed it. They’re one of my favorite bands. wonderful how music can take you back 🙂

  7. Indeed it does. We lived in Conakry from ’59 to ’64. I was 6 to 10 years old. We had a house by the sea. The African village right behind. (figures!) The masks would go out on the dirt road at every festivity. And we would go to sleep to the sound of drums and kora every night… They had a party like every day! and night! 🙂
    Take care

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  9. Hey there Newbie Spikey!
    (for your info, a Spikey is the term for folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    I wanted to catch up and say “thank you… I really appreciate your ‘follow’ as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.”

    Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations, opinions and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.

    I normally keep to a couple of posts a day, maybe 3-4 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…


  10. Hi,we have an upcoming African Feast event this month in Canberra. Its all about promoting African Food anc Cultures,pls can you forward your email to me,for a broad details of the event,thank you. John Fancin(President African Feast Canberra)

  11. I love the concept to this blog, unique and has captured my interest hence the follow. Being a new word press blogger, I have an upcoming blog which i plan to post through time about parenting, I would love to have your thoughts on it. Have Great Week.

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