20 Amazing Multicultural Diwali Gift Ideas

This post is part of the annual Diwali for Kids blog hop from Multicultural Kid Blogs! See the posts below for great ideas on celebrating Diwali with children. You can find even more ideas from last year’s series and on our Diwali Pinterest board:   Ketchup Moms on Multicultural Kid Blogs Kid World Citizen Creative …

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BOOK REVIEW: A QUICK REVIEW OF A BUCKET OF BLESSINGS

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RAISING A MULTICULTURAL CHILD: SOUTH-ASIAN CULTURE LEARNING TOOLS

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NEW BHANGRA WORKOUT YOU HAVE TO TRY NOW…

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OUR CHRISTMAS DAY ER SCARE-WHAT EVERY PERSON OF ASIAN DESCENT SHOULD KNOW

OUR CHRISTMAS DAY ER SCARE “ARE YOU ASIAN?…” I could have never guessed that after deciding to become a blogger my life would become more and more of an open book. And for those of you that know our family personally you know  that we are quite the opposite in everyday life.  Nonetheless, what happened to  my husband who is …

The Ultimate Tips For Planning A Disney Vacation For Under $2K

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