During the week of May 16-22, Multicultural Kid Blogs hosted the #MeetTheMKBBlogger Instagram challenge. It was a fun challenge to get to know our members better by participating with the prompts for each day. There were over 220 participating posts for the challenge. The prompt “home or away” was by far the most meaningful one.
On the second day of the challenge, the prompt “home or away” evoked in many of our members beautiful sentiments on what was home or away for them. Each picture shared on Instagram has a heartwarming story, an anecdote or a message from their hearts. Take a minute to read each one of them, and please share with us in the comments below what is home or away for you.
This week we are taking part in the #MeetTheMKBblogger challenge. Follow the hashtag to meet this great community of multicultural bloggers. Day 2 is Home or Away : We have 2 posts to share. This is where we live and where we go away to whenever we can? #cookingwithlanguages #bilingual #familyfun #learnspanish #languagelearning #multilingual #multicultural #movetomalaga #spain4kids #meetthecrew #mkbkids #lovewhereyoulive
Today is the second day of our @multiculturalkidblogs challenge. Introducing My House – The most important room in my house. It has the little swing that my kids climb like a monkey, my husband spends his Sundays on and I laze around or chat with my friends. It is big enough to be kid’s playground or entertainment room. And in the corner lies my study table. #myhouse #meetthemkbblogger #momslife #kidsofinstagram #gurgaon #mylove #myspace #mkbkids #kidsplay #mytinymoments
A photo posted by Charu Chhitwal (@kidzlens) on
Home or away? Home is currently here, in Karlsruhe, Germany. Not because it feels like home. But because my loved ones are here. I am a half-full-glass kind of person and really believe I can make a home anywhere as long as they come too. Home is whenever and wherever I am with them. #meettheMKBBlogger
A simple box. Two, actually. These funny kids decided they’d eat their Popsicles inside a box. We then noticed “thank you” written in six languages. She read & knew the Spanish form, of course the Japanese & English, but we had fun learning how to say the Russian “spacibo” & even watched a little Russian tutorial, learning many phrases. We don’t know what language the last term is—who can tell us? #homeandaway #MeetTheMKBblogger #multilingual #childhood
A photo posted by Melibelleintokyo (@melissa.uchiyama.946) on
Day 2 “Home or Away” of #meetthemkbblogger… My dining room is the heart of our home, where we eat countless meals together, speak a jumbled mess of French, English and Spanish and laugh until our sides hurt. And we love our table extensions for inviting lots of friends to share our meals and home with. #mkbkids #lifeinfrance #familylife #familytime #shamoftheperfect #mkbfamilyfood
This is home…but it used to be my away! We used to come here every year on family holidays, every summer since I was 6! When we had kids we decided to move here from London because…well why not! @multiculturalkidblogs #meetthemkbblogger #frenchvillagelife #france
A video posted by Becky Brown (@ruedubelvedere) on
A photo posted by Jonathan Ervine (@j_ervine) on
#meettheMKBblogger challenge day 2: Home or Away. #birmingham will always be my home, even though I now have another one far away in #curitiba. This photo was taken on the last day of our recent holiday back home. As it was 7am and I had a hangover, I went back to bed but my 4-year-old took full advantage and played with his grandad until it all melted.
Just 15 days left in our adored colorful urban house. The one where we signed a lease as a bright-eyed, adventure-seeking young couple, and depart as a bleary-eyed, adventure-seeking family of five! This weekend, the #home became just a house, as we stripped it of all the wall hangings. Bittersweet indeed. #meetTheMKBblogger #mkbkids #transitions
A photo posted by Esther Brumme (@thirdculturemama) on
Day 2: “Home or Away.” This image of my daughter and my sister in our building’s playground (just outside Washington DC) feels like home to me more than our condo itself. My sister is our neighbor and having her so close to my children makes me realize that a home is a product of the people around you. #meetthemkbblogger #mkbkids
Today’s #MeetTheMKBBlogger promptly is Home/away – sharing this video of my trip to Quito, which is away but it is also somewhat home since it is in my parents’ homeland, #Ecuador – check out my blog for lots of info on what to see and do! #visitquito #panecillo #Quito #QuitoEcuador #Andes #VirgenDeQuito #catholicism
A video posted by Diana Limongi (@ladydeelg) on
There are four places that I’ve called #home. First the small #Latvian village where I grew up. Then the capital #Riga where I went to high school and studied. It was followed by #Bremen Germany where I moved for my MA studies. For already 5 years home is #Hamburg, the city where I’ve begun my married life and the birthplace of my two children. Oh dear, now I start sounding old to my own ears ☺️ Today’s challenge of #MeetTheMKBblogger is home & away. Check it out!
A photo posted by Ilze Ieviņa (@ilzeievina) on
Today’s #meetthemkbblogger prompt is Home or Away. I have no memories of having a single home. My parents divorced when I was very young, so I grew up with two families and two homes. Even when I was at home with my dad and stepmom, I was away from my mom and stepdad’s home. That trend continues today. My home is in Brazil with my husband and daughter, but I’m away from my home culture. So for almost all of my life I’ve been simultaneously home and away. #mkbkids #home
Home/Away? This inuksuk has shown the way to our last 2 homes – Holland Michigan and Nashville Tennessee. But part of my heart lives in the winelands of South Africa. As an immigrant, I’ll sometimes feel at home in both countries, and sometimes I don’t feel at home anywhere. #meettheMKBBlogger
A photo posted by Michelle (@mothertonguesapparel) on
I’m a Midwest girl through and through. I was born in Missouri and grew up in Missouri (except for a short stint in Minnesota and then a few years in Washington state). I can’t imagine this place not being my home. My entire family lives here as well as my husband’s parents and all his siblings. To me family is home. However I do hope to have the chance to show my kids the world. I would love for us to be able to live in different places or at least travel for extended amounts of time. (Of course preferably in a Spanish speaking place but France would be my next choice. Or Italy!) But I imagine I’ll always find myself wandering back to the middle of this map. #meetthemkbblogger #home #homeoraway
In today’s #MeettheMKBblogger IG challenge the prompt is “Home/Away” As a Latina transplant in the South I have grown to love my now Southern Life. This is where home is, where my li’l family is. However, in my hearts of hearts home is in Puerto Rico. The island of endless summers, and beautiful beaches. My heart aches for the after work strolls in the beach where I’d take my socks, and shoes off and just walk by the seashore. Or simply sit on the sand and listen to the waves. My heart also aches for my extended familia wished we lived closer as I miss them terribly. **In this picture my beautiful mother!**
Today’s prompt for the #meetthemkbblogger is “home/away” which epitomizes the fact that today is Syttende Mai and I am away from my lodge family, unable to take part in the parades and festivities as I have traditionally these past 13 years. I’m thereby celebrating Norway’s Constitution Day vicariously. #heritage #sonsofnorway @multiculturalkidblogs
A photo posted by Eva Varga (@evavarga72) on
Day 2: “Home or Away”. This is a difficult one. There is a saying “home is where the heart is”. But where is my heart? My family is 7.763 km away. That is far. I even missed Maximan’s end of year performance. Why? Microman and I are spending a couple of days in my hometown to take care of some paperwork and it is so nice to see loved ones while being here on this side of the planet. Having lifes on two sides of the planet (USA/Europe) is tough and sometimes I feel torn. When I lived in Italy one of my friends mentioned that it is nice to make new friends but traveling also means saying goodbye over and over. Luckily our goodbyes are not forever and with the new technology our loved ones can be as close as they (we) want to be. Although, being able to give eachother a hug irl is still pretty awesome. #MeetTheMKBBlogger #mkbkids #mmmmicroman #didIlayonyoursofa #worldschoolers #Ididmisstheendofyearperformancetoday
A photo posted by @lisalewismd on
It’s Day 2 of the #MeettheMKBBlogger challenge and I’m a little late. Home or Away? Home is where the heart is, where my family is. Can a heart be in two places at the same time? Mine can! My roots in India and my today in Canada. On beautiful spring days like today it’s among the flowers in my backyard. #mkbkids #sabn #toronto #thesix #naturegram #naturephotography #365projectCanada #365project Day 6/365 #flowers #flowerstagram #happyplace
A photo posted by Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma (@mapleandmarigold) on
Be sure to follow us on Instagram and stay tuned for our next Instagram challenge!by