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Beating The Heat: What I Learned From A Country With Year-Round Summer

In much of the Northern hemisphere, things are warming up. Here in Singapore, it’s the same old temperature and humidity as always. You want to know some beat-the-heat strategies from a country with year-round summer? Why on earth am I punctuating that with a question mark? Shade You know about hats. They’re great for little […]

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Traveling – for real or virtually – is great for your kids’ culture and language awareness

By Rita Rosenback from www.multilingualparenting.com I am sure we all agree that traveling broadens the mind and teaches us about different cultures and languages. Being away from your everyday environment forces you to re-evaluate your own surroundings and often also makes you appreciate what you have – this is true both for adults and children.

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Cooking With A New Baby: Creative World of Varya {Multicultural Meal Plan Mondays}

Getting ready to embrace a new baby always brings up lots of excitement and concerns alike. When I was pregnant with baby #2, my main concern was how we were going to manage meals – as I know I have a picky eater and my husband works full time plus spends most of his evenings and

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Going Dutch: Raising a Multicultural Family in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is known around the world for being a country with liberal, progressive ideas and being international orientated. The Dutch often pride themselves on their tolerance for other cultures and religions, historically welcoming everyone from around the world who would want to make the Netherlands their home. As a result, the Netherlands has one

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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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