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Would You Let Your Boys…MKB Telephone Tag

My fellow Multicultural Kid Bloggers and I are doing a fun and interactive blog post today that is reminiscent of telephone tag. Here’s how it works. Each blogger asks another a question – this time we’re focusing on travel with kids – and that blogger answers in a video and asks the next person a question. No matter where you start, you’ll be able to find a link to the video asking the question and responding. Sounds fun right? Best part for me?  I get to see the lovely faces and voices behind my blogger friends. Mari of Inspired by Family asked…

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From the UP to Porvoo – My Finnish American Connection

The melting pot of America is home to people from every country on Earth. Where I grew up, Italian, English, and Finnish immigrants made up the majority of the population. I can remember a billboard that was up every year before Christmas. It read; Merry Christmas Buon Natale (Italian) Hyvää Joulua (Finnish) Yes, the Upper Peninsula was lacking in diversity when it came to people of color but it didn’t lack ethnic diversity. In the early 1960’s a census record indicated that more than 25% of the population was either first or second generation Finnish immigrants. It is the one…

World Meals: Germany/Latvia

Today’s world meals journey takes us to Europe. Ilze of Let the Journey Begin is sharing meals in her family. She estimates they spend about 10 Euro a day. Find out more about Ilze, her multicultural family and what they eat! First a little background: my husband and I live in Hamburg, Germany (although I originally come from Latvia) and are currently expecting our first child. So what I’ll describe is food for two grown-ups as the baby gets its food supply from me and (if all goes well) will continue to do so exclusively until its around 6 months…

Celebrating Love and Languages with MKB {Cash Giveaway}

What better way to celebrate love than by giving away money? We’re celebrating this year by doing a giveaway sponsored by some of the Multicultural Kid Bloggers from around the world. Because we have so many international members we wanted to do something that would allow anyone to win. So to show our love to you, our readers, we decided cash was the best gift. This Valentine’s Day, I’m happy to have a family that loves me, and the ability to spend time with them. I’m also happy everyday that my kids are getting the opportunity to develop their language skills.…

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Strawberry Hazelnut Muffins

As a child, each Valentine’s Day my mom would make my sister and I something special for breakfast, like heart shaped pancakes or pink milik and had always put together a big Valentine gift. It wasn’t something fancy, not even a toy but usually some of our favorite candy and a card letting us know how much she and I my dad loved us. It was always my favorite Valentine. School parties were fun and writing out Valentine’s to friends was always a process I had to start weeks before; selecting just the right cards, picking the best candy to…

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World Meals: USA – Texas

 For the third week of my meals around the world series we’re going back to my homeland of the USA. I’m excited for this week because I think many people assume all Americans eat is hamburgers and fries – and that’s just not true! It’s impossible to use just one family to represent the diversity in the country but here’s a glimpse into a typical day’s meals with Becky of Kid World Citizen. See previous weeks of Germany and Taiwan here. For breakfast on a normal school day, we will have fruit and either cereal, oatmeal, or maybe cinnamon toast.…

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MKB Bookclub : Living on the Loose {Chapter 5}

This week I’m hosting the Multicultural Kid Bloggers’ discussion on the book Family on the Loose: The Art of Traveling with Kids by Bill Richards and Ashley Steel. This engaging book offers hundreds of easy-to-use ideas for turning travel with kids into a rewarding, enriching adventure. You can find previous chapters discussed here; Chapters 1 and 2: Dad’s the Way I Like It  Chapter 3: Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes Chapter 4: Kid’s Yoga Stories Now to dig into the good stuff!   If you’ve read my blog before you probably already know that we travel quite a bit…

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World Meals: Taiwan

Last week, I started a series focusing on food, meals, and costs around the world. We started with Annabelle’s European family currently living in Germany. Today we’re going farther east to Taiwan with Amanda of Miss Panda Chinese. From Amanda: Currently we live in the U.S. My hometown Taiwan. We are a bi-cultural family and our meals mix the east and the west adding a touch of our own creativity. When we are in the States our breakfast options are cereals, milk, healthy banana bread, or Chinese pancakes. Lunch is usually delicious leftover. Dinner features a fish or meat entree…