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Stephanie Meade
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Stephanie Meade is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of, an online magazine for parents raising little global citizens. After attaining her Master in International Affairs from Columbia University, she moved abroad and spent years working as an economic consultant in the water sector in Armenia, Georgia, Yemen, Uganda, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. After many moves worldwide, she currently lives in Berkeley, California with her husband and trilingual kids but suffers from indomitable wanderlust. You can find her working in sustainable finance at a values-based bank by day while editing and publishing articles by night and on twitter anytime at @incultureparent.

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5 Things About Islam You Should Know

(4) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 8:44 AM

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Before we begin, let's get one thing straight: Muslim and Arab are two different things. Arab is an ethnic group and as such Arabs can be Christian, Jewish, atheist, Muslim or any other religion. Islam is a religion....

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25 American Kids Weigh in on What Language the U.S. Speaks

(5) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 1:29 PM

When the multilingual Coke ad came under siege at first I couldn't be bothered to listen to the noise, because that's all it was to me -- misguided rumbling that didn't deserve attention. But as the #speakamerican clamor crowded headlines and my twitter stream, I knew our children were the...

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6 Diverse Children's Cartoons (Where the Main Character Isn't Necessarily White)

(97) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 7:57 AM

Stereotypes run rampant in much of our media consumption and children's cartoons are no exception. Our children, no matter what their race or background, don't see enough cartoons with diverse characters in different cultural settings. Where cartoons feature some diversity, more often than not, the main character remains white, but...

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How I Learned to Be a Happier Mom

(6) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 4:04 PM


I didn't grow up in a very happy household. My parents saw the world as a menacing place, full of people out to screw you. "Life is a battle, you've gotta give it hell every day," was my mom's rough equivalent of, "God...

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