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The Reading Challenge 2018 continues…

We are avid users of library services. We visit the local library weekly, have materials delivered (for free!), enjoy the children-friendly events. I’ve taken a habit of loaning dvds for our movie nights and we regularly borrow boardgames as well. So when I heard about the Little Helmet Reading Challenge, I thought, this is definitely for… Continue reading The Reading Challenge 2018 continues…

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February’s favorites: motherhood, humour, and a great podcast

Yes, you can have a laugh at this post. My last favorites' post is as old as last October! I tried to commit to a monthly schedule, but I always had better content to publish and prioritise, so I guess that's good news anyway, isn't it? I anyway collected and noted down my favorite things… Continue reading February’s favorites: motherhood, humour, and a great podcast

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Growing up in a multicultural family. Multiculturalism as a child and as a mother: Katerina’s experience

Since when I became a mother, I’ve kept wondering how will our multicultural family influence our children’s cultural identity. Adopting our son from India has added a new layer to this. How will R and E culturally define themselves as adults? What actions can I take as a parent to help them navigate through their identity building… Continue reading Growing up in a multicultural family. Multiculturalism as a child and as a mother: Katerina’s experience

adoption · multicultural families

How being an expat made me a better adoptive parent

Not all evil comes to harm. It's a popular say, but one of the most true. The expat life is tough. Growing old in a country where you were not raised in inevitably places you on the borders of society. Language is the worst barrier. It takes time to learn a language beyond daily and… Continue reading How being an expat made me a better adoptive parent

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Challenge accepted, HelMet!

We are avid users of library services. We visit the local library weekly, have materials delivered (for free!), enjoy the children-friendly events. I've taken a habit of loaning dvds for our movie nights and we regularly borrow boardgames as well. So when I heard about the Little Helmet Reading Challenge, I thought, this is definitely… Continue reading Challenge accepted, HelMet!

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Growing up in a multicultural family: transitioning from Chinese to Finnish culture, Ping’s story

Since when I became a mother, I've kept wondering how will our multicultural family influence our children's cultural identity. Adopting our son from India has added a new layer to this. How will R and E culturally define themselves as adults? What actions can I take as a parent to help them navigate through their… Continue reading Growing up in a multicultural family: transitioning from Chinese to Finnish culture, Ping’s story

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Teach your child basics of coding with The Foos

Our world is changing and our kids will likely need basics of coding and logic to professionally thrive in their future. As a professional, I'm experiencing first-hand the lack of software developers, and I know the situation will only grow worse in the job market. I'm convinced I can start fostering some skills already in… Continue reading Teach your child basics of coding with The Foos

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Growing up in a multicultural family. A mixture of two cultures: Raj’s story

Since when I became a mother, I've kept wondering how will our multicultural family influence our children's cultural identity. Adopting our son from India has added a new layer to this. How will R and E culturally define themselves as adults? What actions can I take as a parent to help them navigate through their… Continue reading Growing up in a multicultural family. A mixture of two cultures: Raj’s story

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The best Christmas gift, a personalised book by Wonderbly

When R was smaller, her grandparents bought her a special gift. We heard of Wonderbly's personalised books from other parents and we thought hey, what a cool idea. When we received it home, little did we know that it would become an all time favourite pick at reading time. There's something I love of Wonderbly… Continue reading The best Christmas gift, a personalised book by Wonderbly

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The role of books in our multicultural family, my appearance at The Segilola Salami Show

It's funny for once to be on the other side of an interview. Well, I should say a friendly and lovely chat, as this is what I truly had with Segilola Salami few days ago. Segilola is a parenting blogger, a children books' author, and a podcast host. Her show gives stage to several voices,… Continue reading The role of books in our multicultural family, my appearance at The Segilola Salami Show