Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Journey to Motherhood in Foreign Lands to Learn About Other Cultures With Mom Voyage


I participated in a Blog Blast on behalf of Mom Central for Urbini. I received information from Urbini to facilitate my post.

If you're a mommy blogger or a regular mom interested in learning about things like pregnancy, babies and raising children who embrace cultures from around the world, the Mom Voyáge community is for you. This site just for moms was created by Urbini Baby, makers of a stylish and functional line of car seats and strollers, with the intent of inspiring mothers around the globe to celebrate our lives as moms raising families with an international flair.

Dutch Bitterballs (Bitterballen), Image from Mom Voyáge
Among the community's discussion topics are
  • Baby Naming
  • Baby Showers
  • Birth Plans
  • Data & Research
  • Life Before Baby
  • Maternity
  • Pregnancy
Canal in Amsterdam, Holland,

By looking at such fascinating stories as Dutch Pregnancy Cravings, for example, you'll see that there are some similarities and a whole lot of differences between moms in Holland and the U.S. when it comes to what they crave when they're expecting. Yes, both Dutch and American moms-to-be seek out pickles, I know that was on the top of my list when I had four babies within a year (a singleton followed in quick succession by a set of triplets). But
you just have to read this post by mommy blogger Esther Buitendijk, UrbanMoms.NL, about some of the edible oddities that her pregnant friends in the Netherlands typically have on their minds -- you will be amazed.

In addition to Buitendijk, other featured mom blogger contributors include Emily Harvey, Mummy of Two, United Kingdom; Lindsey Paris, Redhead Baby Mama, Atlanta, GA; and Rena Mae Acosta, Finding Dutchland, an American living in the Netherlands.

My kids celebrate Chinese New Year in Nursery School,
My own four are teenagers now. Looking back on their days before elementary school sending them to a multi-cultural preschool was one of the best things I did as a parent. There they celebrated everything from Japanese Boys Kite Day to the Chinese New Year to Hannukah and many other holidays from around the world. They learned so much about international customs and, as an involved parent, so did I. Consequently, I can personally vouch for the value of exposing yourself and your young children to various cultures. Mom Voyáge succeeds in doing just that, enriching your life (and your child's) as a mom sharing in all there is to learn in this global mommy village online community.

About Mom Voyáge
The Mom Voyáge  community, from Urbini Baby, is comprised of mom bloggers who share their unique and common cultural outlooks and experiences in motherhood from all around the world. The site's contributors are from the Netherlands, France, Britain, Holland, Japan, China and Australia and the U.S. In addition to visiting the UrbiniBaby site, follow Urbini on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to learn more.

FTC Disclosure: I participated in a Blog Blast on behalf of Mom Central for Urbini. I received information from Urbini to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. However opinions here are my own. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

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