I am a mom of 2 kids and wife to an amazing red head. I love Jesus with all my heart and strive to make my life a reflection of Him. I'm a photographer, a busy body who can't sit still, and a girl who's traveled to 21 different countries but wants to see so much more. I co-founded Ten Thousand Homes whose goal is provide HOPE and HOME to Africa's orphans and vulnerable children. I'm also the writer behind my personal blog, I Believe In Love where I share my travel adventures, my photography, and creativity.

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Give Your Child The World This Christmas Giveaway

How would you like to give your children the world this Christmas?


A Maps.com giveaway on Todays Mama

While it may be impossible to hand them the whole world on a silver platter, we can give them a love for it by introducing them to maps. If you’ve been a regular reader of mine for a while, then you know about my slight obsession love for maps. I just can’t help myself. There is something exhilarating about having the world at your fingertips. Having maps and globes easily accessible in the home creates space for learning and creativity and fosters that “I can do anything” spirit that kids naturally possess. Plus, they look awesome as home decor. It’s a win-win, I say.

A Maps.com giveaway on Todays Mama

My go-to place for anything and everything maps is Maps.com. They have such a wide selection of wall maps, globes, games, puzzles, and more. With each map I’ve received from them, I’ve found them to be of excellent quality and worthy of a top notch spot on the wall for all to see. Their beautiful products help promote education and creativity!

A Maps.com giveaway on Todays Mama


Maps.com wants to help us fill our home with these educational treasures and is offering a giveaway worth $50! The prize package includes a 54″ X 38″ Dinos Illustrated Map of Animals of the World (pictured above) printed on heavy paper as well as a vintage National Geographic laminated map in your choice of either a 24″ X 31″ Africa map (pictured below) or a 30.5″ X 24″ Europe map. It’s a double prize package for both children and Mama! Giveaway runs from December 11th – 16th and is open to U.S. addresses only. Enter below through Rafflecopter!

A Maps.com giveaway on Todays Mama

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Be sure to visit the Maps.com holiday store and take advantage of their holiday promotions. While you’re there, don’t forget to add some stocking stuffers to your cart! You just can’t go wrong with the timeless and classic gift of a map.

December 9-11 enter promotional code 2013GIFT at checkout to receive 20% off your order!

December 11-13 enter promotional code 2013SHIP for free shipping on your order!

Disclaimer: I received some Maps.com merchandise in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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For more posts written by me, visit my personal blog, I Believe In Love. For more posts on maps and travel, visit…

Giving Our Kids A Global Perspective

Travel Tips From A World Traveler

Why Every Home Needs A Map

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  1. rayraycartucci 12/15/2013 at 9:31 pm

    That is really hard for my 5 year old autistic child who is afraid of everything but I try to encourage him to talk to people and I am always reading to him and we talk a lot about other countries.

  2. Jessica w 12/13/2013 at 7:11 pm

    my traveling and having them meet people from other places

  3. Amanda Hoffman 12/13/2013 at 5:37 pm

    we look at national geographic books

  4. Mariam 12/13/2013 at 11:11 am

    Having traveled for a quite a while myself, I tell my grandkids about it, and when they get a bit older, we will travel outside the US.

  5. Doris 12/13/2013 at 11:10 am

    I watch the game show “jeopardy” with the kids, and lots of travel documentaries so they can learn about other cultures!

  6. Eric Risner 12/13/2013 at 11:09 am

    I enjoy teaching geography and history to my son.

  7. Danyiel J 12/12/2013 at 8:58 pm

    With my two still being quite little, we talk a lot about where are friend live in the US, where we find things like the beach, the mountains, etc. We also talk a lot in terms of where certain animals come from and where they thrive in their natural environments and in terms of food where we think certain things might come from and why.

  8. Jennifer 12/12/2013 at 7:40 pm

    Stories, books, maps, and field trips to the zoo!

  9. Sandy Z 12/12/2013 at 6:05 pm

    We visit the Children’s Museum almost weekly and visit the Egypt (now China) exhibit. We also watch Wild Kratts and the Planet Earth DVDS to learn about various animals and where they come from

  10. Georgia 12/12/2013 at 1:25 pm

    We tell stories of our friends abroad, show pictures of our travels and have a little map on the back of her door.

  11. christina 12/12/2013 at 11:24 am

    I encourage my children to explore the world by providing lots of interesting, well-illustrated information books starting with board books. Whether we’re around our neighborhood or across the country, we’re always keeping our eyes open to what’s around us and asking questions (thank God for Google). 🙂 And we do have a hearty appreciation for maps.

  12. Debi Booth 12/12/2013 at 10:51 am

    Mime are so very young…Reading & pictures with the oldest, 18 months. When I was growing up, we would have weeks of study & research devoted to different countries & people. One weekend night would be dedicated as a show and tell with clothing, music food art work…whichever we would bring to present. It was a great form of expression, bonding and educational. Look forward to do the same with my children =)

  13. april yedinak 12/12/2013 at 10:42 am

    We read about other countries and cultures, try new recipes for foreign foods and learn a few words in their language. We also like to look up pictures or videos about the country we are learning about.

  14. Edna 12/12/2013 at 5:18 am

    I like to show them videos when teaching them about other parts of the world I find that visual work better then text.

  15. darci 12/12/2013 at 1:27 am

    To ask the questions be curious and research different cultures, history, etc.

  16. Solducky 12/11/2013 at 8:03 pm

    We try to get outside to explore frequently!

  17. nf 12/11/2013 at 7:15 pm


  18. Kelly D 12/11/2013 at 4:39 pm

    My son and I read about the world together and watch educational movies.

  19. AmyK 12/11/2013 at 3:05 pm

    I am an international flight attendant so whenever I have a trip, we show my 3 yr old where I am going on a map. We talk about what they have there. I always bring her back something small.

  20. Mae 12/11/2013 at 1:18 pm

    I love to take my kids to do things. Hopefully they get use to exploring and getting their hands dirty. And we spend time at the library and reading.

  21. Kendra Johnston 12/11/2013 at 12:26 pm

    My son has a globe ball that we play catch with all the time – quizzing each other and racing to find countries before the timer runs out. He is 5 and loves it! We also read lots of books about different places. Hope to travel more when his younger siblings are a bit older. 🙂

  22. Iiona V 12/11/2013 at 12:03 pm

    We have made it a goal to travel to all 50 states before our youngest is 10 (she is 6 now and we have about 30 states left to do). Once we are done with the 50 states then we will start going overseas. We explore and learn new and fun things about each state we go to.

  23. Leslie W 12/11/2013 at 11:06 am

    We have conversations about who lives where, we have relatives that live or have lived all over the world and my daughter gets excited to try and find them on her globe!

  24. Cordelia 12/11/2013 at 9:28 am

    We do a lot of traveling!