Author name: Rachel Pieh Jones

Rachel writes about life at the crossroads of faith and culture. Her work is influenced by living as a foreigner in the Horn of Africa, raising three Third Culture Kids, and adventurous exploration of the natural world. She has been published in the New York Times, Runners World, the Big Roundtable, and more. Her next book will be released in October, 2019. Get all her stories and updates in the Stories from the Horn newsletter http://www.djiboutijones.com/free-djibouti-jones-updates/

Fun Facts for Kids About Djibouti

First of all, you need to know how to pronounce Djibouti. Take off the “D” and say, “Ja-boo-ti.” If you want to sound more local, stress the last syllable. If you want to sound foreign or fit in with an English-speaking group, stress the first syllable and make the “t” sound more like a “d”. […]

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Teaching kids about diversity through

Teaching Kids About Diversity Through Dignity, Value, and Respect

Helping kids to embrace diversity begins with helping them to understand the universal values of human dignity, equal value, and respect. What are these values? How do we teach kids to understand them and to live them out in the world of school, neighborhood, family, and friends? Human Dignity Human dignity is intrinsic to every

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When Popcorn and Bananas Are For Dinner {Expat Life}

My first day in Somalia my two-year old daughter fell off the roof and I had to make spaghetti from tomatoes (no jar of Ragu) and beef (ground by yours truly) and noodles boiled in water that my husband drew from a cistern out front. Once we figured out how to keep kids from falling

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