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 in countries across the globe – all from the comfort of my own home.

One of the most recent photos I posted to Instagram - my "boys" racing through an apple orchard.

One of the most recent photos I posted to Instagram - my "boys" racing through an apple orchard.

A playgroup enjoying Oktoberfest festivities in Germany.

A family visiting a new food market in The Netherlands.

A mother and child visiting a pumpkin patch in the US.

A family eating grilled meat for Eid al-Adha in Morocco.

Children making Adinkra prints as part of their West African studies in Canada. A family moving to a new home in France.

Just one of the many photos I posted from our summer vacation in New York City - me in front of the United Nations Building.

Just one of the many photos I posted from our summer vacation in New York City - me in front of the United Nations Building.

With each photo a Multicultural Kid Blogs blogger posts to Instagram, I learn more and more about the world around me - and abroad. From preparations to celebrate Diwali to shouts of congratulations for the newest Nobel Peace Prize winners, it all transpires via vivid images that I can appreciate, savor and enjoy.

Often, a photo comes with a comment, insight or a story – and with the opportunity to ask questions, share my congratulations, or just say hello.

Everyone says technology makes the world a smaller, more interconnected one. And, I think that especially holds true for these global families and many other individuals on Instagram.

Many of us work hard to show our children the world, to introduce them to new people, and to give them insight into new cultures. And, we can more easily do that by sharing stories and photos via Instagram (and of course our own blogs).

An image of street art just outside the Nakano train station - just down the street from where we stayed in Tokyo.

An image of street art just outside the Nakano train station - just down the street from where we stayed in Tokyo.

You should try it for yourself, too. One look at the photos that come up with the #MKBkids hashtag on Instagram will take you on a worldwide visit to homes and other families across the globe. You will see that we’re all very different – but we’re the same at heart, too.

We take family vacations.

We appreciate a nice glass of wine or slice of cake.

We love to spend time with our children.

We like to share easy, kid-friendly recipes.

We make the most of family time on the weekends.

We like to immerse our children in our holiday traditions.

We laugh at the obstacles that inevitably come into our daily paths.

That’s what I treasure the most. The fact that I can see other families with similar challenges, successes and celebrations.

One of the images I shared from our trip to Paris - a picnic in the Tuileries Garden.

One of the images I shared from our trip to Paris - a picnic in the Tuileries Garden.

With each new person I “follow,” I gain new insights, new visions and new learnings – all via one global Instagram feed. For that I am grateful because it opens my mind even more to the world and better helps me continue to do my best to raise two “world citizens.” And, I hope that the feeling is mutual for anyone who follows me on Instagram, too.

It’s funny, but I kind of look at Instagram and other social media networks like a pen pal program for adults. We don’t write letters or share news of our favorite colors, school subjects, movies and foods. But, we do share snippets of our lives in the parts of the globe that we call home or are lucky to visit with our families.

Today, I started my morning with images of autumn in Germany, a vintage moped in The Netherlands, and a festive lunch in Italy - to name just a few. I can’t wait to find out what I'll see and learn next from my fellow Multicultural Kid Blogs bloggers and the many others I follow on Instagram as I virtually travel around the world again and again.

Want to join in on the fun? Read on to find out how you can be a part of the Multicultural Kid Blogs Instagram Blog Hop, following me and other Multicultural Kid Blogs bloggers on Instagram - and even have the chance to win a giveaway from Multicultural Kid Blogs! 

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 World Through 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
Raising World Citizens

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