(Been here before? Scroll to the bottom for March updates!) It seems like every other day I’m meeting a new homeschooling family who has recently arrived in Greenville from another state, or a family with young children curious about homeschooling but not sure where to start. I love meeting these families and the opportunity to... Continue Reading →
10 Ways to Inspire Your Baby to Start Talking!
Editor’s Note: The purpose of this post is to explore, through my personal experience, how certain interactions with your baby may increase their early language skills. This article is not in any way suggesting that having an early talker is a sign of superior parenting or conversely, that non-talking babies (that is, most babies) are a... Continue Reading →
The (Nearly) No-Prep Plan for Homeschooling Your Little Ones
When the pandemic hit last spring, my son had been spending his pre-kindergarten days at our local Montessori school and his baby sister was finally adjusting to spending two days in the infant room at the same school. We were happy with the school and community, but homeschooling was something my husband and I had... Continue Reading →
50 Days Alone Together
A photo essay illustrating life in quarantine the past 50 days.
How to Document This Time in History for Your Family — Part 2: A Family Journal
This post is a continuation of a post I wrote a few weeks ago that was inspired by the quote below: After publishing that first post, I decided that the age of my kids (five and 18 months) should have no bearing on our ability to put together a family journal of our lives during... Continue Reading →
How To Document This Time in History for Your Family — Part 1: Video
My social media feeds have been packed with countless thought-provoking and inspiring ideas over the past few days, but as an avid journaler and our family documentarian, this is the one that stuck with me from the moment I read it: This thing we are all a part of, it’s living history. Our children are... Continue Reading →
The Great Falls Park Photo Scavenger Hunt! (aka How to Have Fun While Keeping Your Social Distance)
With all the talk about social distancing the past few days, my husband and I decided that we would keep our kids out of school this week and see how things played out with the Coronavirus in our local community. By coincidence, the Montessori school they attend was closed for teacher professional development last Thursday... Continue Reading →
Thank you, San Francisco.
I landed at SFO last night with a heavy heart. That was the last time arriving here would be arriving "home". In July 2008, I moved to San Francisco from Toronto with two suitcases, oodles of optimism and not much else. No job. No work visa. No friends. No address or phone number. Just a feeling... Continue Reading →
8 Days & Counting!!
There's nothing like having a baby due in eight days to light a fire under your rear end. As a first time expectant mother, I had naturally and wishful-thinkingly told myself that the baby would be at least two weeks early, so every day that I'm still pregnant is feeling like borrowed time. Time to... Continue Reading →
Self-Diagnosis? Analysis Paralysis.
A month ago, I decided that it was finally time to start writing this blog. In hopes of putting my best foot forward, I spent some time coming up with the title, tagline and theme before launching into my first post. Two weeks in, I was happy with my progress. I wrote two actual posts... Continue Reading →