Oct 012012
 

Culture Swapper BadgeI am proud to be co-hosting the Worldwide Culture Swappers link up again this month, created and sponsored by Worldwide Culture Swap and co-hosted by myself and Kid World Citizen.

The monthly Worldwide Culture Swapper is a way for bloggers to share blog posts or photos about anything related to culture, geography, language, traditions, customs, etc. So if you are searching for new ideas for teaching your children about the world, this is the place to look!

Each month favorites will be highlighted on our website and Facebook page. In addition, we pin all entries to our Raising Global Citizens board on Pinterest, so be sure to check it out!

Here are a few of our favorite posts from last month’s Culture Swapper (in addition to the ones featured during the month on our Facebook page).  Food is a wonderful way to explore another culture, so this month we are featuring several recipes – enjoy!

Cold Beet Soup - Femme Au Foyer

Feeme au foyer shared this lovely Latvian beet soup.

Spicy Lentil and Tamarind Soup - Foodomania

This recipe for Arachuvitta Vengaya, a spicy lentil and tamarind soup, comes to us from Foodomania.

South African Milk Tart - Loving Learning

Loving Learning taught us how to make a traditional South African milk tart.

Thanks to everyone who shared in September’s Culture Swapper. We can’t wait to see what you’ll share this month!

And now on to this month’s Culture Swappers Link up….

The rules
  • Link up any family friendly activity, craft, recipe, articles and posts that say a bit about your nationality or one that you are learning about.
  • You can submit more than one link so come back throughout the month to share your activities.
  • By linking you are giving us permission to feature your activity on our website and Facebook page.
  • Please grab a Culture Swapper badge from the sidebar and put it somewhere on your blog (or add a text link to us in your post).
  • Sorry, no giveaways or shops.

A new Link up will start on the first day of every month.

Let’s see what you’ve been up to!

Sep 132012
 

We here at All Done Monkey have so many exciting things in the works that we can’t keep it to ourselves anymore!  Here is a preview of what you have to look forward to in the coming months, but first, a recap of our current projects:

OngoingMoms Fighting Hunger

  1. Go Orange Campaign Against Childhood Hunger:  As we announced earlier, we are so proud to be a part of this initiative, which involves ordinary people throughout the US and beyond.  It is such an inspiration to see what they have been doing in their communities.  Although my little Monkey and I haven’t been able to be as active in this as I had hoped, due to illness and preggo exhaustion, I will be sharing with you ideas and activities from around the web, including ways you can get involved in your own community to support this important cause. If you aren’t following us on Facebook, you are missing all of the action!  While I will be sharing resources from the campaign on the blog,  you will find much more on our Facebook page, including statistics and articles on everything from how to start a food drive to how to talk to your child about hunger.  Culture Swapper BadgeRemember to check the Moms Fighting Hunger Facebook page for all of the latest.
  2. Culture Swapper: This is the second month’s we have been participating as a co-host to this amazing collection of multicultural ideas for kids, along with Kid World Citizen and the Culture Swapper’s creator, Worldwide Culture SwapLast month we had an amazing collection, and this month looks to be just as amazing, with activities and recipes from all over the world, including the US, Latvia, England, France, Malawi, Tahiti, Thailand, and India!Blogging Carnival on Bilingualism logo
  3. Blogging Carnival on Bilingualism: At the end of every month, bloggers from around the web come together to share their stories and tips about raising bilingual children.  We were so pleased to be included in the July and August carnivals and are happy to announce that this month we will be hosting!  Keep an eye out for this exciting collection on the last Thursday of September.  We can’t wait to see what everyone has been up to this month!

Upcoming

In the next several weeks we’ll be doing guest posts for some wonderful blogs.  The topics include a fall craft, a book review, a review of our local train museum, and a tribute to those suffering from breast cancer.  We also will be featuring some wonderful guest posters here, so stay tuned!  Here are some other upcoming projects, in roughly chronological order:Baha'i Mom Blogs

  1. Baha’i Mom Blogs: The sharp-eyed among you may have noticed this adorable new button in our sidebar.  It was designed using the artwork of an amazing artist (more on her in a future post) who generously allowed us to use her work for our site.  The Baha’i Mom Blogs blog ring is a project very near to my heart, and I am proud to have played a small role in getting it off the ground.  The participating blogs are (fittingly) very diverse in their approaches and topics covered, but the common thread is that we all base our blogs on the principles of Baha’i parenting, which you can read more about on our website, where you can also find a full list of the participating blogs and websites.  Starting tomorrow, I will be featuring one of these blogs a month, to help introduce them to our readers and give you a flavor of the wonderful bloggers we have the privilege to work with!
  2. Kid Lit Blog Hop: We are excited to be working with Renee of Mother Daughter Book Reviews again.  The Summer Weekly Reading giveaway she headed was a huge success!  She has again assembled a great team of bloggers, including many of those that participated in the book giveaway, this time to host regular linkups of children’s book reviews.  The first one will be next week, so get ready to find some great new reads to enjoy with your little one!
  3. Kid Blogger Network Playdate Blog Hop:  Petunia of Go Kid Yourself is heading this fun blog hop, which will feature ideas on playdates from kid bloggers all over the web.  We can’t wait to see what everyone links up!Fairy Princess
  4. Cinderella Around the World: This is the brainchild of Becky from Kid World Citizen.  Each participating blogger will review with their little one a version (or two) of the Cinderella story from a different part of the world.  Every continent will be represented!  My little Monkey and I will reading Cinderella stories from Spanish America and the Southeastern US.  We are so excited to participate.  As he would say, “Ready, get started!”
  5. Fall Linkys: This series was started by Alecia of Chicken Scratch NY.  If you are looking for a place to find great ideas for fall, this is it!  We will cover everything from decorations to recipes to the big day itself – Halloween!  We are proud to be hosting the Fall Kids’ Craft linkup, so stay tuned for some wonderful activities to do with your little monkeys!Fall Linky Party Button
  6. Pinterest Scavenger Hunt: Arah of ArahBella’s Vintage Finds is spearheading this super fun contest, which will start October 1.  Each day you will receive a new clue, directing you to a specific post on a different blog.  Participants have the chance to win a fall-themed prize at the end of the hunt.  Look for more details soon!
  7. Random Acts of Kindness series: I was inspired, as so many people have been, by a blogger who spent her last birthday committing random acts of kindness.   A friend encouraged me not to let this fall into that big dustbin called “Great idea!  Maybe someday…” and so I have assembled a dream team of some of my very favorite bloggers, who have each committed to having a Random Acts of Kindness day with their little ones.  Starting in November, we will share the experiences of one of them every week.  Prepare to be inspired!  Also, look for an opportunity to share your own random acts of kindness!
  8. Maternity leave: As we prepare for the arrival at the end/beginning of the year of our Baby Monkey, I am working on lining up guest posters for my maternity leave.  So while we are taking time to snuggle with our new little one, you will be enjoying some wonderful articles on a wide range of topics, including babywearing, cloth diapering, and more!  And so even though I know you will miss us, these posts will be so great you may be a little sorry to see us return 😉

What have you been up to lately?  We’d love to hear about your upcoming projects!

Sep 012012
 

Culture Swapper BadgeI am proud to be co-hosting the Worldwide Culture Swappers link up again this month, created and sponsored by Worldwide Culture Swap and co-hosted by myself and Kid World Citizen.

The monthly Worldwide Culture Swapper is a way for bloggers to share blog posts or photos about anything related to culture, geography, language, traditions, customs, etc.  So if you are searching for new ideas for teaching your children about the world, this is the place to look!

Each month favorites will be highlighted on our website and Facebook page.  In addition, this month we are going to start pinning all entries to our Raising Global Citizens board on Pinterest, so be sure to check it out!

Here are a few of our favorite posts from last month’s Culture Swapper (in addition to the ones featured during the month on our Facebook page) – I had a hard time choosing just three!

Make Your Own Indian Style Ankle Bells - Making Multicultural Music

Making Multicultural Music shared how to make your own Ghungroo (Indian Style Ankle Bells).

Japanese Sensory Garden - Smiling Like Sunshine

Smiling Like Sunshine shared a guest post from Famiglia and Seoul on making a Japanese Sensory Garden for kids.

Tree Frogs of Panama - Mamacita Spins the Globe

Mamacita Spins the Globe shared about making tree frogs from Panama with her kids out of Sculpty.

Thanks to everyone who shared in August’s Culture Swapper.  We can’t wait to see what you’ll share this month!

And now on to this month’s Culture Swappers Link up….

The rules
  • Link up any family friendly activity, craft, recipe, articles and posts that say a bit about your nationality or one that you are learning about.
  • You can submit more than one link so come back throughout the month to share your activities.
  • By linking you are giving us permission to feature your activity on our website and Facebook page.
  • Please grab a Culture Swapper badge from the sidebar and put it somewhere on your blog (or add a text link to us in your post).
  • Sorry, no giveaways or shops.

A new Link up will start on the first day of every month.

Let’s see what you’ve been up to!

Aug 142012
 
 August 14, 2012  admin, crafts, Education, family, food, multiculturalism, parenting, raising world citizens, recipes, travel, Worldwide Culture Swapper Linkup Comments Off on Worldwide Culture Swapper

Have you had a chance to check out the Culture Swapper lately?  We’re up to 31 crafts, recipes, and activity ideas from around the globe!

The linky is open through the end of the month, so you still have time to add your link.  And be sure to visit our Facebook page to see featured links throughout the month!

Jul 312012
 

I am proud to be co-hosting the Worldwide Culture Swappers link up, created and sponsored by Worldwide Culture Swap.  If you haven’t checked out this remarkable program yet, you really should!  It’s a wonderful, concrete way of helping kids feel connected to other children around the world.

The monthly Worldwide Culture Swapper is an extension of this program, letting bloggers link up blog posts or photos about anything related to culture, geography, language, traditions, customs, etc.

Each month favorites will be highlighted on the Worldwide Culture Swap website and Facebook page.

And now on to this month’s Culture Swappers Link up….

The rules
  • Link up any family friendly activity, craft, recipe, articles and posts that say a bit about your nationality or one that you are learning about.
  • You can submit more than one link so come back throughout the month to share your activities.
  • By linking you are giving us permission to feature your activity on our website and Facebook page.
  • Please grab a Culture Swapper badge from the sidebar and put it somewhere on your blog (or add a text link to us in your post).
  • Sorry, no giveaways or shops.

A new Link up will start on the first day of every month.

Let’s see what you’ve been up to!



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