WASHINGTON, USA: Eye On Culture – It’s Hispanic Heritage Month!

WASHINGTON, USA: Eye On Culture – It’s Hispanic Heritage Month!

Venezuelan Food

Typical plate in Venezuela: caraotas (black beans) con queso blanco (cheese), platano maduros (ripe fried plantains), arroz (rice) and ropa vieja (stewed beef).

Stranger: “So, where are you from?”

Me: “Well, I was born in NY, but my family moved to NJ around the time I was 11 or so.”

Stranger: “No, I mean what are you?”

Me: “Huh?” (As I think to myself…a person, a female, a mom.)

Stranger: “Like, what country are you from?”

Me: (Thinking to myself….what part of ‘I was born in NY and then moved to NJ’ didn’t you understand?!) (more…)

Eva Fannon (USA)

Eva Fannon is a working mom who lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her hubby and two girls. She was born and raised on the east coast and followed her husband out west when he got a job offer that he couldn't refuse. Eva has always been a planner, so it took her a while to accept that no matter how much you plan and prepare, being a mom means a new and different state of "normal". Despite the craziness on most weekday mornings (getting a family of four out the door in time for work and school is no easy task!), she wouldn't trade being a mother for anything in the world. She and her husband are working on introducing the girls to the things they love - travel, the great outdoors, and enjoying time with family and friends. Eva can be found on Twitter @evafannon.

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Friday Question: Name a writer you would recommend and why

This week’s question comes from Karyn Van Der Zwet, who asks…

Name a writer you would recommend and why.”

Here are some of our World Moms’ suggestions…

Veronica Samuels of New Jersey, USA writes:
“Michael Pollan is my writer choice for adults.  His books about food have changed my life.  I also am a fan of books about language and parenting by Kathryn Hirsch-Pasek.  I’m a nonfiction kind of girl. I crave facts!

And for kids, I like Julia Donaldson, especially The Snail and the Whale and The Gruffalo. My oldest daughter loves both!” (more…)

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