Author name: MaryAnne

MaryAnne was raised in the United States, Guatemala, France, Bolivia, and Austria. Her first daughter was born in Scotland, and she now lives with her husband and their four children in Silicon Valley, California. You can find MaryAnne writing about family travel, parenting, crafts, and education at Mama Smiles – Joyful Parenting.

How Being a Third Culture Kid Taught Me to Embrace Natural Parenting

I am an American citizen, but I was raised in five different countries: the United States, Guatemala, France, Bolivia, and Austria. I lived outside of the United States from when I was seven years old until when I was eighteen years old, which I spent most of my childhood as a Third Culture Kid. After returning to the […]

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Gifts that teach global awareness

Books and Toys that Teach Children About the World

It’s holiday season, and in many homes that means gift shopping! I’m excited to share some great books and toys that teach children about the world – and that your kids will LOVE! All of these products are kid-tested and kid-approved by my four kids (aged 8, 6, 5, and 2) as well as many

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Merry Christmas! Our Multicultural Christmas Traditions

Readers of this blog will know that our bloggers are a very multicultural group! We are made up of bloggers from all over the world, and many members of our group live in countries that are different from the one they were born in! As the final post in our Christmas in Different Lands series, we asked

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