Summer Camp

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Last week I was driving The Boy to Spells Writing Camp and a comedian was on the radio doing a bit about his parents. He kvetched about his parents sending him to various camp, riffing on his most hated camp, horseback riding camp. “How useful is THAT skill in my life now?” he asked the […]

I Know That Voice Netflix #StreamTeam

I Know That Voice

I envy the way my husband watches television. He actively watches, Meaning, he’s not folding laundry, making the bed, listening while he washes dishes. He puts his all into watching the show that’s playing. I tried to do the same, but my Mom Brain refuses to allow me to be in the moment. For this […]

Humble “School’s Out!” Bundle

Humble Bundle

No Starch Press Teams Up with Humble Bundle to Present the Humble “School’s Out!” Bundle Readers Pay What They Want for an Amazing Selection of Geeky eBooks for Kids San Francisco, CA (June 17, 2015) — Summer can be tough on kids, and cabin fever can be even worse for parents. But with the new […]

Five Fingers

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Lessons From ESL One of the highlights in class is when I introduce the class to slang language. I’ve broken down my son’s favorite, “drawlin’”; explained how one can be “sonned” and explained how “doing the most” is actually a negative expression. We were discussing sayings, and I told them how my son always feel […]

The English Lesson


Lessons From ESL My ESL class continues to grow! today 14 students tackled a tongue-twister of a poem to practice pronunciation. How far can you get through the poem without a mistake? I take it you already know Of tough and bough and cough and dough? Others may stumble, but not you On hiccough, thorough, […]

You Can Make a Difference in a Child’s Life


I am working with the Campaign for Fair Education Funding, and I am helping speak out for students across Pennsylvania. I am being compensated, but the opinions are my own. #FairFundingPA A zip code should not determine whether a child has an adequate education and a chance to succeed. However as a Community Coordinator for […]

The Student Becomes the Teacher


Lessons in ESL      When I planned goals for the year, I knew I wanted to change my work area to one that was more inviting for the residents I served. I began with a Friday morning women’s stitch and chat. I thought a familiar enviornment coupled with uninterrupted time to work on a […]