I AM a Caribbean Mom: Joanae King of Naetorious.com

Meet Brooklyn raised Trini mom, Joanae King! She is a wife, mom, and blogger (http://www.naetorious.com) currently based in Atlanta - home of the first Caribbean Carnival I ever attended. Check out this fun chat, and visit her blog for more "Naetorious (http://www.naetorious.com)" fun. Socamom: Hi Joanae! I love your blog. Tell us about yourself! Joanae: My parents are from the sweet island...


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Wendy Fitzwilliam Reflects on 10 Years of Motherhood

On May 12, 1998, everyone who had a drop of Trinidadian or Tobagonian blood, or knew someone from Trinidad and Tobago, was cheering as the American Miss Universe 1997 crowned Miss Universe 1998, Trinidadian beauty, Wendy Fitzwilliam.  If you were Trini and missed the broadcast, you got a call. To say that this was a big deal in the Caribbean...


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Caribbean American Heritage Month: Guess Who's Coming to the Anancy Festival in Washington DC!

Have you registered for the Anancy Festival in Washington, DC this year? You don't want to miss this year's event. We have arts and crafts and giveaways, but what would an Anancy festival be without stories? Well, we've got stories! For the first time, we welcome the team behind the Callaloo book series - Trinidadian-American author, Marjuan Canady and illustrator Nabeeh...


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8 Things Parents Need to Know About Zika and Caribbean Family Travel

It seems like every few years there is a virus plaguing the Caribbean that is carried by mosquitoes. In 2013 it was chikungunya (https://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/ (https://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/)), and this year it is the dreaded Zika virus. What makes the Zika virus so terrifying is that it threatens unborn children. In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding...


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10 Things Your Trinidadian American Kitchen Needs

I LOVE Trinidadian food, but I don't cook it on a regular basis. It's not that its hard or anything like that, but my family does it so much better than I do. I occasionally make bake and saltfish for breakfast, but really? I just make sure that I have what is necessary JUST in case my cousin comes over...


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Annual Anancy! Anansi! Folklore and Storytelling Festival in Washington, DC

The Anancy Festival is back! Anancy! Anansi! Festival is a celebration of the Caribbean’s diverse and spectacular cultural heritage, both traditional and contemporary, and is designed to have special appeal to the young and young at heart. It is Caribbean American Heritage Month, and we are celebrating on Sunday, June 26th at 3:00 at THEARC (Town Hall Education Art Recreation...


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Minnie Mouse Caribbean Carnival Headpiece Tutorial #DisneySide

The Mickey Mouse ears are the most recognizable symbol of Disney Parks. A pair of ears on a Minnie Mouse Headband or a Mickey Mouse cap are a must have on a visit to Disneyland or Disney World.  You can get all kinds of ears – happy birthday ears, ears with sequins, bride and groom ears, princess ears, cheetah...


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Caribbean Word Search Activity Page

One of my missions is to provide ways to help parents keep their kids (or get their kids) connected to Caribbean culture.  If you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooling parent, you can use our activity pages to introduce your children to the Caribbean region.  One great way to familiarize your children, students, or yourself with a region, is to...


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