The Mom Trotter

Karen is a mom, wife, and writer at The MOM Trotter where she inspires and encourages families to travel the world. She is also the founder of Black Kids Do Travel, which is an organization created to bring about diversity in travel and bridge the gap. On her blog, she writes about her mission to raise global citizens as well as tips on homeschooling, worldschooling, and budget travel. She strives to show families all over the world trying to balance life, family, work, travel and educating their children that it can be done.

20 Things Kids Can Learn at Home When There is No School

With everything going on lately, many schools have decided not to reopen for the rest of the school year! If you are a little overwhelmed with homeschooling, you may need a little extra help to make your classroom experience better for your child. I have put together a list of the best things you kids …

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Some Of The Best Learning Apps For Kids: Preschool to High School

As parents, we are all concerned with the education of our children, and we want them to be learning as much as possible all of the time. We also want to make sure that the quality of the education that they are receiving is as engaging and accurate as possible.  Technology has made it possible …

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Books Every Aspiring Female Entrepreneur Should Read

Now more than ever, women are unapologetically breaking the status quo and going after their entrepreneurial dreams. One of my favorite things about being a woman in business is how supportive we are towards each other – we’re stronger together, after all! These days, not only are women finding success in their careers, but they’re …

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6 Easy & Powerful Ways Parents Can Teach Their Children To Be Supportive Of Others

Supporting each other is one of the foundational constructs of family life. As parents, it’s important that we teach them how to be good humans on every level. Part of that is, of course, teaching them right and wrong through rewards and consequences. However, another part of it is teaching them that supporting each other …

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11 TED Talks About Self-Worth and Confidence You Have To Watch

Finding self-love is an essential step to having a better relationship with ourselves. Being able to embrace ourselves and be content with who we are is one of the single most powerful things we can do, because loving and accepting who you are will ultimate play a huge role in every single aspect of our …

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Black History: The Best New Orleans Plantation Tours For Adults & Kids

Although these New Orleans plantations are well manicured and beautiful estates to look, years ago, they housed slaves who worked endlessly and tirelessly day in and day out. So, it was very important for us to go on a New Orleans Plantation tour while in New Orleans. This wasn’t Aiden’s first time learning about his …

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20 Fun Activities to Add to Your Homeschool Lesson Plan

While going out for field trips and heading to parks for some homeschooling fun is a great wayto supplement your lesson plans, this isn’t much of an option right now. If you are looking for some ways to make your homeschool more fun, I’ve got you covered! These will make your lesson plans more fun, …

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Best Road Trips To Take From Los Angeles

It is easy to fall in love with the City of Angeles for various reasons. One of the reasons in the list of most people is the to-do things it offers. Without much ado and planning, you can just hop in the car, get groovy with your favorite playlist and hit the road to explore …

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Teaching Your Kids Math, Social Studies, and English Skills Through Vacation Planning

Whether it’s fall, summer, spring or winter, taking the time to plan your family vacation with your kids is very important. Even if you aren’t taking a big vacation this year, you can help your kids learn about Math, Social Studies, and English skills with a vacation planning project that won’t feel like school work …

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How To Use Money To Teach Kids Math, Social Studies, Reading and Writing

We’ve all heard that saying about how money makes the world go around, but how can we prepare our kids to be financially responsible and the best global citizens they can be? Well, why not use money? OK, so maybe not real cash and coins, but fake money is a great way to teach math, …

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RV Rental Websites: The Best Sites to Rent an RV In The USA & Abroad

RV rental websites are an excellent option for those who want to road trip in style but don’t have a home on wheels. I should know about RV living, my family and I decided to live in an RV full-time, and we’ve never regretted it. We can go wherever we want, whenever we want, and …

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How To Be Anti-Racist + Over 50 Tips & Resources For Raising Anti-Racist Children

The first step to being anti-racist and raising anti-racist kids, is for the adult in question to understand what racism and anti-racism truly means first. Racism Defined Racism is defined as a power structure that allows one group to put a system in place where they use their race to direct discrimination against people of …

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Meaningful Ways To Teach And Celebrate Juneteenth With Your Kids + Kids Book List

It wasn’t until I was in college that I learned about Juneteenth and the reason behind why it was celebrated. How is it possible that I went through grade school without ever knowing about it, and nobody teaching me about it? Truthfully, this is one of the reasons I decided to homeschool my son. I …

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