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Instagramming Families around the World - MKB Blog Hop

Families Around the World: MKB Instagram Blog Hop!

To celebrate the second anniversary of a very special blog I am a contributing member of we're sponsoring an Instagram Blog Hop around the world and this is the first time I'm co-hosting an event like this!  Let me explain more.  

Instagram Vienna

Multicultural Kid Blogs is a fabulous resource linking together blogs with a common interest from all over the world. Our common interest is that we're all living in multilingual families, raising multicultural children. Our blogs cover themes such as travel, language, food, arts, crafts and education. I love the diversity of the group and have found many interesting blogs to follow, drawing inspiration from these dynamic writers. When you live in a culture that isn't the one (or "ones") you were brought up in it's wonderful to be able to reach out to others with similar experiences across the globe and share experiences, advice, ideas etc. While I'm actually surrounded by a very international community where I live, with many multilingual expat families, no one writes about it, and I've really enjoyed getting to know other expat bloggers. I l ove hearing their stories from all over the world, from Bali to Qatar, via China, Morroco, Germany, NL, USA, Croatia....

Instagram beach

And so on to Instagram. Instagram is the perfect partner or antidote to blogging and it's the most recent social media I've succumbed to. While I have to research, write, format, edit, choose and edit photos etc for a blog post, for Instagram I just upload a photo. It's a great way to promote a blog article, keep in touch or just to share something special. I love it! Above all it's fun! I scroll through my Instagram feed dreaming about the exotic and beautiful places I see there, salivating over delectable food photos, laughing at the funny stuff but often what I like most are the every day ordinary things people post about their families and their lives. Seeing what a classroom looks like in Doha for example, or a suburban street in Shanghai. It's not glamorous, it's real - it's fly-on-the-wall stuff - and it feeds my wanderlust and curiosity just as much as the perfect sunsets and stunning landscapes.

Instagram pâtisserie

The photos above are a small taster of what I post on Instagram. Do you use it? If so come and join the fun and travel the world by linking up to our Blog Hop below.

Families Around the World: MKB Instagram Blog Hop!

We want to see your family, and the beauty of diversity... help us showcase families from all over the world! Join us for an Instagram Blog Hop honoring MKB's second anniversary and families around the world! How to Join In Be sure to visit our wonderful co-hosts, plus enter our giveaway and link up your Instagram profile! Follow and use #mkbkids on Instagram! We'll be sharing our favorite Instagram photos with this tag on the MKB website and Facebook page!

Blog Hop Co-Hosts

Multicultural Kid Blogs

LadydeeLG

Sand In My Toes

Mama Smiles

Kid World Citizen

All Done Monkey 

In The Playroom

the piri-piri lexicon

Finding Dutchland

European Mama

MarocMama

Discovering the WorldThrough My Son's Eyes

Lou Messugo

American Mom in Bordeaux

The Mommy Factor

World Music for Children

My Favorite Multicultural Books

Chasing the Donkey

For the Love of Spanish

Smart Tinker

Our Prize Package - Enter for a chance to win!

One winner will receive this fabulous prize package! It includes: Green Kid CraftsA 3 month subscription to Green Kid Crafts, valued at $60. For three months, you'll receive a different-themed Discovery Box packed with 3-4 unique and engaging activity kits designed to foster a child’s creativity and confidence while helping to raise the nation's next generation of creative leaders. For kids ages 3-10. US Shipping Only

Little HumansLittle Humans by Brandon Stanton, donated by Smart Tinker. From the author of Humans of New York, this new work from photograph Brandon Stanton focuses on "littlest humans of New York - the ones who get back up when they fall, who have an impeccable taste in fashion, and who love with all their hearts. With spare text and a mix of all-new exclusive photos and fan favourites, Little Humans is sure to appeal to fans of HONY and those who have yet to discover it."

Birds of Love | Elika Mahony

Digital download of the album "Birds of Love" by Elika Mahony. "Birds of Love" is a treasury of uplifting words and inspiring songs on the theme of love and marriage. It includes a diverse five song album from varied sources with five additional instrumental tracks for live performances and background at special events.

Please note: The subscription for Green Kid Crafts is for US shipping only. In the event our winner is located outside the US, s/he will receive the remaining items, and we will draw another winner from the US for the Green Kid Crafts subscription.  

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  • Guest
    You Baby Me Mummy Sunday, 19 October 2014

    Looks like a fun project! x

  • Guest
    Rachel Thursday, 16 October 2014

    I've met a family with 3 different races before, and they're so cute! Apparently, the mom married thrice but with huge gaps, of course hehe. She was married to an English man, next to an Italian, and now she's married to this French guy who gave her a super cute baby girl. Unfortunately though, the mom's not into blogging.. they're a happy family. :)

  • Guest
    SJ Wednesday, 15 October 2014

    So glad to have met you and the rest of the MKB bunch - what a fun group of people you all are.

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