Yesterday we talked about Halloween and why we don’t participate in it. Many mistakenly think that the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead Mexican Holiday) is the Mexican version of Halloween. It actually is not, but is rather a culmination of three days of traditions honoring, remembering and celebrating the dead, whose origins […]
Holidays around here are more often than not filled with baloons, decor, fun treats, gifts, friends, smiles, laughs and great memories. There are so many great holiday activities in our list of family traditions for the holidays. Join us as we share the fun with you!
Happy Birthday Mexico! Today, Mexico celebrates the 203rd anniversary of it’s Independence from Spain. The celebrations usually begin around Midnight on September 15th with someone’s reenactment of Miguel Hidalgo’s Grito (the famous speech which initiated the 1810 revolt leading to their Independence) and of course fireworks till all hours of the morning. In honor of […]
All of us are used to learning with books, but generally the majority of those books are textbooks. What if we changed it up, used a Literature Based Curriculum with less text books and more real living books! Would it still count as learning? Would it work? What would you say if I told you […]
Father’s Day is coming up. Have you started thinking about what to read in preparation for Father’s Day? Anyone living has a father. They come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Some you’re born to, some adopt you, and some love you like their own without having to. My father is tall and strong […]
Christmas Eve The pies fresh from the oven smell deliciously spicy. The presents are wrapped and neatly stacked under the pungent Pine tree, adorned with silver balls, red bows and a homemade angel. There are homemade ornaments (all from this year) and a paper chain. The stockings are stuffed and awaiting the surprise of the […]
This time of year there is much talk of tradition: Our family has some Christmas traditions – some with important meaning and some just because they are fun and create good memories. Here are a few of them: Gingerbread & sugar cookies: Every year we make and decorate gingerbread and sugar cookies. We use the […]