Blog Posts by Get Diane Farr - Actress, Mom, General Dissenter

  • Is Kim Kardashian Really a Lucky Girl with that 20-carat Engagement Ring?

    Kim Kardashian is keeping me up at night. Besides the fact that I'm not at all sure what this woman is so famous for, other than having a beautiful face and backside that America got familiar with via her sex tape while her and her sisters were also filming a reality show-any triumph that I might have felt that a woman with olive skin and black hair who is larger than a size 6 surpassed being known for sex alone was squandered when Kardashian became engaged and the circus over her "score" began.

    That would be for the 20.5-carat engagement ring given to her by Kris Humphries, a forward for the New Jersey Nets. Although Kim has said she was completely "shocked" by this, she has also been widely quoted saying, "I just knew I wanted it to be big!"

    Of course you did, honey. That ring has to fill a gaping hole where the basis for a marriage would normally be. And it has to be bigger than your sister's 9-carat ring or we might confuse you girls with the Ingalls sisters of TV

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  • Bi-racial couples & mixed-race people may not be as understood as the Census suggests

    As a mother of mixed race children, I was thrilled with the recently released findings of the population census - that since the choice to check more than one race became an option ten years ago the growth of the biracial population is now up more than 50% in many parts of the country. This news felt really inclusive to me, while reading about it at my kitchen table.

    But not so much when I left my house.

    "Are your children adopted?" says the woman in the check out line in front of me at Target.

    It's hard to articulate just how much that sentence feels like fire on my face. My face which immediately snaps around to have a look at my children - and wonder why this person thinks they couldn't be of my womb.

    "What's adopted mean, Mommy?" says my son, furthering my internal hysteria.

    "Adoption is when you bring a person or an animal into your home and make them part of your family. It's a wonderful thing. But who here lived in Mommy's belly before moving into our

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