Hope for the Humble

I open up my bible and read it again, the story of Jesus’ birth. Tonight, it is Mary’s words that touch my heart. Funny, I’ve never really noticed them that much before. “My soul pr...

Go Get Some Peer Pressure

My son stood before me, rather unenthusiastically reading his report on Spotted Salamanders, and I was thinking to myself, ‘What is up with this boy?’ I would never have put so little eff...

Learning Styles, Part 2

How do we output what we’ve taken in? Most output is either oral or written, but movement output can’t be discounted. Oral learners hate written tests and essays with a passion. They do, however, usu...

Grocery Store Ponderings

The other day I was trying to maneuver my way through the aisles with my four children, so I could pick up a couple items. This grocery store is a favorite with my kids because of the free popcorn. E...

Teachable moments in Spanish

Christmas is around the corner and we have so much to do! This is an incredible moment to review colors, shapes, numbers, and to wrap up what we have learned during the year. I made a special Christm...

Christmas in Spain

Christmas in Spain is celebrated much differently than in America. One major difference? Santa Claus is no where to be found! In Spain, the Christmas season is marked by several special days of celeb...

Because I Said So!

Children are inquisitive. They are born with curiosity and a drive to explore their environment. Just think about a newly-mobile toddler eagerly investigating every nook and cranny of a room, every p...