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Musical Tribute to an Inspirational Man: Nelson Mandela

July 18th is Nelson Mandela Day, the celebration of one of the most inspirational persons of the century. Mandela spent 27 years in prison under the apartheid government of South Africa. While in prison, he meditated and reflected upon the hatred and discrimination that held the people of South Africa captive. Mandela understood that it […]

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Make Your Own Kids World Cup Vuvuzela and a Giveaway! {World Cup for Kids}

Be sure to enter our giveaway below, part of our World Cup for Kids Project. If you’re a soccer fan, you probably already know what a vuvuzela is. It’s that loud stadium horn that became famous when the World Cup was held in South Africa and has appeared all around the globe since then!  And

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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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Multicultural Meal Plan: Favorite Soups From Around the World

Years ago, I have taken my family and embarked on our journey of virtually travelling around the world, exploring a new country, culture, or region each year. This virtual travel includes celebrating festivals, listening to traditional music, doing various crafts, and most tangibly: cooking and eating traditional and popular dishes. Just as these explorations have

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Multicultural Meal Plan: Five Days in Five Countries

In the past 1 year I’ve been a part of a wonderful project – Around the World in 12 Dishes, initiated by Glittering Muffins and over 12 participants, most of whom are fellow MKB members. I joined for the 2nd season and the 3rd one is about to take off! I really enjoyed cooking with

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