Author name: MaDonna

MaDonna is a writer who focuses on third culture kids. She married one and they are raising three. She calls her family the "fusion family" as they seem to be fused together by race, culture, and disabilities. You can find her writing at www.raisingtcks.com.

Language Learning is Possible for All

My children are bilingual, including my daughter who has Cri-du-Chat Syndrome, a disability that affects her mentally and physically. She’s not the only bilingual person with special needs, though. In fact, I know a young adult with Down Syndrome who is trilingual. And I read about another boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder who speaks at

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The Ins and Outs of Hiking with Kids While Living in the City

  Spring has arrived in my part of the world – sorry to those of you who still wake up to snow. One activity my husband and I really enjoy during this time of year is hiking. We’re not the extreme backpack-trekking-through-forests-and-conquering-mountains types. Though we like being out in nature and it’s something we want our kids to enjoy

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