MKB Board

Multicultural Kid Blogs - Board members

See also our Editorial Board and MKB Administrators

Welcome to our new member, Mia!

Mia Wenjen

Product Promotion, Business Administration

Mia blogs on parenting, children’s books, and education at and is the co-creator of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, a non-profit celebrating diversity in children’s books. Her debut picture book, SUMO JOE, is illustrated by Nat Iwata and published by Lee and Low. It made the Bank Street College of Education list for Best Children’s Books of the Year.

Scholastic is the publisher for her middle grade anthology ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HEROES. She is the co-author of two books with Alison Foley, HOW TO COACH GIRLS (a primer on how to keep girls in sports for coaches), and THE ELUSIVE FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP: AN INSIDER’S GUIDE.
HOW TO COACH GIRLS won a Silver Award in the 31st Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ Her Kickstarter middle grade anthology is CHANGING THE GAME: ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN FEMALE ATHLETES. To find the best diverse books, she wrote BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: MY FAVORITE DIVERSITY BOOKS FOR KIDS AGES 1-12 published by Audrey Press.

She is also the co-founder of Aquent, the world’s largest company staffing creative, digital and marketing talent with 37 offices around the world.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Leanna Guillen Mora

Founder, Membership, Editorial Board, Website, Social Media, Blog Hops, Special Projects

Leanna is a stay at home mother to three. She draws inspiration from the Writings of the Bahá’í Faith and tries to raise her Monkeys in a fun, spiritual, loving environment. She and her husband, who is from Costa Rica, are raising their children to be bilingual and bicultural but more importantly to be “world citizens.” All Done Monkey is dedicated to sharing this journey with you!  Leanna is the founder of Multicultural Kid Blogs.

You can follow Leanna on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Social Media, Blog Hops

Frances is a part-time blogger, mommy and wife of a beautiful multicultural familia. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a certification in Human Resources. She blogs about heritage, culture, bilingualism, multicultural children’s books, and discovering the world through her son’s eyes. You can follow her at Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes.


Maria Adcock

Editorial Board, Social Media

Maria Adcock is the founder of, a site covering culture, parenting, food and travel. She is a first generation Chinese-American and corporate marketing professional turned freelance writer who lives in New York with her husband and two young children. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

Annabelle - the piri-piri lexicon

Social Media, Website, Special Projects

Annabelle describes herself as a displaced part-time stay-at-home mum and career chameleon. She and her family currently live in Germany. She blogs about life as a displaced multilingual mum at the piri-piri lexicon and also runs a small multilingual-friendly paper goods business called Paper Papel Papier. You can follow her on Twitter or on Facebook.

Social Media

Nikita Gupta, MBA, is a writer, author, blogger, and entrepreneur. Nikita is globally known for her multicultural lifestyle blog, Growing Up Gupta. On the blog, she shares her journey as an African American woman married to a South Asian/Indian man and also a plentitude of multicultural narratives. In addition to advice on interracial/intercultural dating and marriage, multiracial and multicultural parenting, fusion recipes, book reviews, culture, and more. Her new multicultural and bilingual children’s book is called I Love Masala Me.

Nikita has been a featured contributor for the Huffington Post, The Times of India, Brown Girl Magazine, South Asian Buzz, The Parent Voice Magazine, Multicultural Kids Blogs, Multiracial Family Man, among others. She has also been featured on podcasts with Indian-Interracial Marriage, Multiracial Family Man, Invisible India, and more.

Find Nikita on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Special Projects

Diedre Anthony is a writer and a 12-year school counselor. She is the founder of, a popular parenting/lifestyle blog designed to assist multiracial families with resources such as race, diversity, curly hair, and motherhood. She has built a strong community through her multiracial motherhood group on Facebook.

She resides in South Georgia with her husband and 3 children on a farm and has an obsession with office supplies, curly hair products & shoes. In her blog Are Those Your Kids?, she touches on topics such as multiracial families, education, diversity, farm life, and motherhood

You can find Diedre on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Varya Bio Picture

Membership, Website, Social Media, Product Promotions

Varya blogs at Creative World of Varya (formerly known as LittleArtists.Blog.Com) . She is a mom to 2 girls and a boy, an early development specialist, a baby massage and perinatal fitness instructor, and a breastfeeding consultant. Varya has been living in China for the past 12 years working and raising her multicultural family.

Rita Rosenback

Sunshine Support, Social Media

Rita Rosenback is an author, speaker, family language coach and the founder of Multilingual Parenting. Rita, who now lives in the UK, is a Finland-Swede who also speaks English, German and some Punjabi. Her book, Bringing up a Bilingual Child, was inspired by the experience of raising her two multilingual daughters and her passion for children and languages. You can find Rita on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

Editorial Board, Website

Ilze is a sociology PhD turned digital marketer and mom to two trilingual, multicultural kids. Originally from Latvia, she has lived the last decade in Northern Germany. Ilze’s blog Let the Journey Begin is fueled by tea, chocolate, and the power of procrastination. You can also find her on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

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Editorial Board, Special Projects

Monica Olivera is a homeschooling mother of two and a freelance education writer. Her site,, helps Hispanic parents get more involved in their children’s education by providing resources, tips, and opportunities. She is also the co-founder of Latinas for Latino Lit and the content creator of the Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program, the first national, online program designed specifically for Latino families. Her education articles have appeared in numerous online sites such as NBCNews,, and PBSParents. To learn more, visit her page.

Connect with Monica on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Website, Social Media, Retreats

MaryAnne blogs at Mama Smiles – Joyful Parenting about creativity, learning, and play. MaryAnne has a B.A. in Music, M.A. in Education, and a Ph.D. in Medicine. Raised in five countries on three continents, she uses her education and life experience on a daily basis as the mother of four children. Walk into her home and you will find MaryAnne reading pictures books with her kids, crafting, playing with kids, or taking pictures. Follow MaryAnne on her blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

Advisory Position

Linda is a mom of three, a bilingual writer and a Latino advocate. Her site,, serves as a platform for Latina moms (and Latinas at heart) raising bilingual and bicultural children while trying to preserve their heritage and language. You can connect with Linda on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Ute Limacher-Riebold is a multilingual researcher, Italian and German language trainer, translator, writer and coach for internationally living families. She writes about being expat, Third Culture Kids, parenting multilingual children in a multicultural context and multilingualism at Ute’s International Lounge and You can follow Ute on twitter @expatsincebirth or like her Facebook page.

Stephanie Meade bio photo-1Advisory Position

Stephanie Meade has had a passion for global issues, languages, international travel and writing ever since she can remember.
Stephanie speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese, some German, tiny bits of Armenian and Russian and is just starting on Arabic. She and her husband, who is from Morocco, are raising their two girls bilingual/bicultural in Arabic and English in the Bay Area. They started to introduce French and some Spanish as well. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of InCultureParent, the online magazine for parents raising little global citizens.

Former Board Members

Founding Member: Giselle of Kids Yoga Stories

Founding Member: Olga of

Founding Member: Amanda of MarocMama

Founding Member: Diana of LadyDeeLG

Founding Member: Becky of Kid World Citizen

Jenny B of Spanish Playground

Carrie of Crafty Moms Share

Kim of The Educators’ Spin On It

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