Archive for October 2014

Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago - November 1 and 2

Here is the Raising World Citizens list of the top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend – November 1 and 2: 1. Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Five venues across Chicago Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2 $9 for adults, $6 for kids ages 2 – 18 (Family passes are available for $40) The... Read more »

“You Are Beautiful:” How three simple words on a sticker help brighten the days of people around the world

If you live in Chicago, chances are you may have seen a small, shiny, rectangular, silver sticker on a light post, a stair railing, a trash can, a bus seat, or the like. But, it’s not any old sticker. It’s one with three simple words designed to brighten your day and remind you that everything... Read more »

My son happily labels himself a “nerd,” but I'm not so happy about it

The other day, from the backseat of our car, my older son proudly declared that he’s a “nerd.” Being a child of the 80s, I remember finally being old enough to watch “Revenge of the Nerds,” and being happy that the lovable, smart but socially awkward “nerds” ended up “fighting back for their peace and... Read more »
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Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend - October 24, 25 and 26

Here is the Raising World Citizens list of the top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend – October 24, 25 and 26. 1. Diwali Celebrations 2014 Viceroy of India 233 E. Roosevelt Rd. (Lombard, Ill.) Friday, October 24 at 8 pm $30 for adults, $15 kids ages 6 – 11, free for kids... Read more »

9 ways to celebrate Día de los Muertos with your family in Chicago

Walking through the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, it’s easy to see the excitement building among its residents and visitors to celebrate Day of the Dead (or Día de los Muertos). Store walls are decorated with dancing skeletons. Bakery shelves are lined with sugar skulls. Brightly colored paper flags flap in the breeze over narrow alleyways. And, miniature skeletons sit,... Read more »

Class elections: Taking a small step toward social action at just six years old

When did you hold your first elected position? I can’t remember when I did, but I think it wasn’t until high school. And, I know for a fact that it wasn’t when I was six years old. Unfortunately, I can now say the same thing for my younger son. But, that’s not a bad thing.... Read more »
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Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend - October 18 and 19

Here is the Raising World Citizens list of the top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend – October 18 and 19. 1. Skelebration Redmoon Theater 2120 S. Jefferson St. (Pilsen) Saturday, October 18, 1, 4 and 7 pm Sunday, October 19, 1 and 4 pm $20 for adults, $12 kids (ages 4-  17),... Read more »

I travel around the world every day - thanks to families across the globe

Do you want to know how I usually start my day? I travel around the world. Yes, I do. And, a large part of my virtual travels are thanks to the Multicultural Kid Blogs bloggers who routinely post photos on Instagram. Thanks to this fantastic group of bloggers from around the world, I can catch real-time images of daily life as it unfolds... Read more »

What's up? Coucou, ça va? Qué tal? Informal greetings used around the world

It’s been more than two years since my sons started at their current school. I still remember being nervous about them learning the new routines, meeting new friends, and interacting with their new teachers. A “new” school is always chock full of everything and anything “new.” But, for me, my nervousness was at a higher than usual... Read more »
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Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend - October 10, 11 and 12

Here is the Raising World Citizens list of the top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend – October 10, 11 and 12. 1. UniversalSoul Circus Washington Park (Washington Park/Woodlawn) 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Now through October 19 Ticket prices vary; available online The UniverSoul Circus blends together circus arts, theater and music –... Read more »