Great African Tour: Zambia

Zambia Image

As soon as I began to tell people we were moving to Morocco, a country in North Africa, I was almost immediately asked about various wildlife; lions, elephants, tigers etc. Most people were surprised to discover Morocco has none of these. This wasn’t “Africa” to them.  There is a very singular understanding in the US […]

{Guest Post} Memories and A Moroccan Dinner

Today’s guest post comes from Julie of Open Wide the World.  I met Julie through an online group I’m a part of for multicultural bloggers.  Her blog is currently on hiatus but there’s so many great resources and stories to discover! You can also find her on Facebook and Pinterest.  I hope you’ll enjoy this […]

Creative Gift Ideas for Adults and Kids This Eid

Eid Gift Ideas

Gift-giving is a tradition in Moroccan, and most Islamic cultures. You wouldn’t show up at someone’s home for dinner without a small gift for the hostess or children.  For Eid-al-Fitr, and Eid-al-Adha gifts take on a more celebratory role.  In Islamic countries the practice of gift giving during these holidays is largely based on giving […]

A Multicultural Summer Bucket List for Kids

multicultural summer bucket list

I’ve dubbed this summer, the “summer of yes.”  Instead of fighting with my kids about silly things like having an extra s’more or sleeping in a fort they’ve built I’m embracing (most) everything and just saying yes.  We’re also making an effort to expose them to as many cultural events and activities as possible. With […]

When Culture Intersects with Reality

When you marry someone from another culture you expect there to be bumps along the way.  There will be language barriers and challenges with finding employment.  You might have different ideas about how to raise children or what to eat for dinner. I never expected there to be issues in the bathroom.  Never.  I promise […]

Mimouna Ideas and Inspiration

Marzipan from Marrakech Emma

Last year for Mimouna I wrote a general post, introducing many of you to this unique Moroccan holiday.  Whether you’re Jewish or not, Mimouna is a great festival to share with family and friends. This year the holiday is on April 2nd.  So get your wheat flour ready to celebrate! Mimouna, like many Moroccan holidays, […]