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About Us

MKs are a diverse and eclectic bunch. We are young and old, rooted and roaming, visible and hidden. We come from anywhere and travel everywhere, collecting homes like souvenirs. We redefine the cultural term ‘alternative.’ Our niche skills likely won’t show up on our resumes. And our true-to-life adventures could give some of those reality […]

About Joel & Dana

Here’s the story of how mkPLANET was first inspired, and about our admins, Dana and Joel, the grown-up MKs behind mkPLANET who are still very much kids at heart: DANA Founder & Community Manager In October 2004 Dana founded mkPLANET with the hope of bringing together MKs of all ages from around the world for […]


We are a grassroots group serving MKs (past and present), their families, and member care workers. mkPLANET is run by Dana, our founder and community manager, and a stay-at-home mom, along with her husband, Joel, who handles the tech side of things. For details on what we do, please take a look at our About […]

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Upcoming events for MKs & TCKs, parents, and caregivers.
Visit our Calendar for a full list.

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  • Research Library

    Research Library

    Soon we’ll be cataloging research articles about the MK and TCK experience. Stay tuned!

  • Write for mkPLANET

    Write for Us

    mkPLANET provides insight on the globally-mobile lifestyle from the MK perspective. Our main requirement is that you demonstrate an understanding of our audience and an ability speak to them meaningfully. So whether you’re an MK (past or present), a parent of an MK, if you’re an MK Care worker, a TCK with another background (Military […]

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    The heart of mkPLANET is the community section of our site. Click the Forums link in the menu (above) to create your account, browse through the many topics and interact with other members. We look forward to meeting you!

  • Resource Directory

    Resource Centre

    This is your hub for MK/TCK-related support and resources. We list organizations, professional services, social groups, alumni, and more. Whatever you’re looking for, chances are you’ll find it here. Click on links below to browse resources by category, or search for an organization or group using the search bar to the right. MK & TCK […]

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