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Introducing Mariam, our lovely new contributor from Germany!

In the light of the recent events, our long time reader Mariam got in touch with us to ask the following question — are you, as a company, and in regards to the brands and boutiques you work with, looking at their ethical standards *on all levels*? Are you looking not just at the ecological footprint and sustainable standards of companies, but also at their ethos in regards to diversity and inclusivity?

Being fully aware of the work we need to do, I really valued Mariam’s question and her concern. We got in touch, had long conversations, and have become friends over the course of them! Mariam is a wonderful, wise woman and mother, she has strong interests in a diverse array of subjects, and she also has a wealth of wonderful ideas to share. I asked her… would she be up to share some of those ideas with us here on Babyccino? And she said yes! I’m so happy! Here is her introduction to you .

I first got in touch with Esther to see if Babyccino would be up for providing its community with more ethical brands that have embraced diversity and inclusivity as part of their vision. We connected and somehow clicked right away, so we ended up having a virtual meeting. The discussion was effortless. It made sense!

Let me introduce myself. Originally from Chad and France, my name is Mariam, and I grew up in both countries. I am lucky to have a large family, with a rich and diverse cultural background. Growing up, we did a lot of traveling in both Africa and Europe. I am now married to my desert-loving American husband, we met in Africa many moons ago. Together we have traveled the world, visiting every continent on the planet except for Antarctica (sigh… bucket list goals). After living in Arizona for many years, we now reside in Southern Germany, in the beautiful Black Forest region.

Ever since I became a mom (our little girl Nayou is now 6 years old), I have been paying closer attention to what I bring into our home. I have a soft spot for items that are beautifully made, simple in their design and above all non-toxic. Nayou goes to German school in the mornings, and in the afternoon I get to homeschool her in English and French, using stories, play and artsy projects. This has been an interesting learning curve for me as well, as I’m not originally a teacher! (I studied Communication and Management.) But I really enjoy it! And, of course we leave her plenty of time to freely play and explore her own little queries.

I am interested in being part of an ethical cycle of respect and inclusion. Using the love we have for our children and our purchasing power with a vision, I think we can help inclusivity become the norm in a world that still has trouble with diversity being okay.

I’m excited to start sharing some of the things I’m passionate about in this space!

x Mariam


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Comments (18)

Lisa
June 29, 2020

😊 hi!!! Looking forward to your suggestions!


Mariam in Germany
June 29, 2020

Thank you, Lisa. I hope you will find some of them to your liking 🙂


Sarah
June 29, 2020

Great to see you here, Mariam. I look forward to learning from what you have to share.


Mariam in Germany
June 29, 2020

Thank you, Sarah. I’m very exited to be here and share what what I love with everyone 🙂


Rachel
June 29, 2020

Welcome Mariam!! Excited to have you here. I love this space and blog so much.


Mariam in Germany
June 29, 2020

Thank you, Rachel 🙂 This is my favourite mama and kiddo blog too!


Rachel
June 29, 2020

P.S. – Mariam, are you on Instagram? Tried to find you but can’t. Thanks xx


Mariam in Germany
June 29, 2020

Oh yes ~ find me on Instagram under @_maays___
It’s an odd one 🙂


Courtney
June 30, 2020

Welcome Mariam! Thank you for your passions and encouragements/suggestions for Babyccino. It’s so wonderful to have you on our team. Excited for your contributions! xx


Mariam in Germany
June 30, 2020

Thank you, Courtney, and everyone at Babyccino, for the very warm welcome! 😀


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emilie
June 30, 2020

So lovely to have you at Babyccino – welcome!


Mariam in Germany
July 1, 2020

Thank you, Emilie. I am very exited to be here 😀


Claire
June 30, 2020

Hi Mariam – I’m so glad you are taking the time to contribute here and look forward to hearing what you have to say.


Mariam in Germany
July 1, 2020

Thank you so much, Claire! 🙂


Eve
July 3, 2020

Way to go Babyccino! Real change here, love it. Looking forward to be reading this blog again.


Mariam in Germany
July 7, 2020

Thanks! 😀


Anna
July 6, 2020

Dear Mariam,

I can´t find you on instagram…
The adress did not work?
I would get in touch with you. I lived for a long time in Freiburg and was living in Nigeria, Abeokuta.
I have to kids (twins).
liebe Grüße
Anna


Mariam in Germany
July 7, 2020

Hi Anna ~ Nice to meet you, you can find me @_maays__ See you on Instagram 😀


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