Category: Learning

Gardening with Children

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil 
is to forget ourselves. 
Mahtama Gandhi   When I was a teacher, I remember talking to my students as I ate lunch at my desk so I could help them get caught…

Around the Garden Photo Story

Big Changes Coming

A few years ago, I prayed to God to please guide me to the path He wants me to follow and I told Him I’d go there. I’d follow it. While I’m a pain in the ass – to which I’m sure God is…

Menopause – the age of empowerment?

It’s so strange, being a woman. We are celebrated for our youth, for our appearance – especially when slathered with too much makeup, for our children, our homes, and our ability to fill stomachs with edibles, and yet actually being a woman is mentioned…

Homeschooling During Covid-19 Closings

I’ve had several parents reach out for help or advice for their children while they’re out of school because of the Covid-19 outbreak and I have four words: Have fun with it. I know, it sounds too simple. Maybe it even sounds impossible, because…

Cultivating a Love for Reading

When I look back on my daughter’s progress in reading this past year, I am rather dumbfounded. In March, she was reading Dr. Suess books with help from me. Today, she’s reading The Tail of Emily Windsnap independently, only occasionally asking me for help…

Favorite Geography Resources

Helping children learn about the world around them is as easy as taking them on outings in your local city or town. You can hit museums, visit the local coffee shop or bookstore, explore your city zoo, chat with an older friend or relative,…