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100th Post Jamberry Giveaway!

Jamberry nail wraps are pretty cool- all you have to do is order a kit, apply it at home, and forget about ugly chipping nail polish. Sound great? Well guess what? To celebrate 3rd Culture Wife’s 100th post, you could get one for free!


You may not know that Ben and I founded a 501(c)(3) nonprofit a few years ago. It’s called Bariki Africa, which means “Blessing Africa” in Swahili. We raise funds to support the education of village kids in Africa. If you want to know more, you can visit our website.

Me at the Kampande Village school in 2013


Due to paperwork complication and our international move, we were unable to do our spring fundraiser this year, which is a 5K race/fun run in Phoenix, Arizona. But don’t worry, Phoenix friends, it’s still happing this fall!

A student leads the class in reading practice


Instead of a race, our wonderful intern, Mandy, came up with a great idea for an alterative fundraiser: a Jamberry Nails Party! She’s generously giving the organization 100% of the proceeds to her unique Africa designed nail stickers and 30% of her overall commission. That will translate into a whole lot of free lunches for the impoverished kids in the schools we support!

To join the party, you can visit the Bariki Africa Jammin Fundraiser on Facebook.

To win a free Jamberry Nails Kit, go to the Fundraiser Facebook page, find the design you like best, and comment here to tell me your email address and which one you like. Comments will not be published. A random winner will be chosen and notified on March 30, 2016.

We’d also love it if you’d support the village kids by purchasing a kit for yourself or as a gift. A little money goes a long way in East Africa, so your contribution can make a huge difference to a child.

Win A Caribbean Picture Book!

Good morning, friends! This is my 50th post on 3rd Culture Wife, and to celebrate, I am giving away a little piece of my host culture. Read on to find out how to win.

Caribbean Dream is a beautifully illustrated picture book that portrays the Caribbean life vividly before your eyes. I first came across the book while searching for books for the island kids I tutor– I wanted to contribute to their library with books that focus on African-Caribbean characters. This is one that caught my attention.

I think it is important to give children books with brown children as the main characters. Most of the books I grew up with had white main characters. I never thought much of this as a kid. Since I’m white, I found the characters relatable. However, as I now live in a African-Caribbean community, I have started to see things through the eyes of brown children. Why are there so few picture books featuring black kids? I don’t know, but I’m always glad when I find good books that do. I think books focusing on people of color and books in diverse cultural settings are essential to any child’s library. For the kids on the island, Caribbean Dream is a great choice because it is something they can relate to. For kids outside the Caribbean, it’s a great choice because it exposes them to cultures different than their own.

To win this book, share a link to this post on your Facebook, WordPress, or other social media site. Then comment below to let me know that you shared it. The fifth person to comment wins! Please note: all comments will be invisible until the contest is over, so you won’t see your or anyone else’s comments until then. Make sure to follow the post so that you can know if you win, so I can get your mailing address to send it.

The contest will end on Saturday, December 19, 2015, so get posting!



Note: The only information I will need from you is a shipping address for the book. I will not keep your information or share it with anyone else.