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Summer Vacations and French Summer School

My month (+) long hiatus from blogging was unintended.

I had big ambitions for July of filling up my queue with posts, photos, throw backs to some journal entries of different adventures in France. 712 more words


Talking Shop: Language Barriers for Hispanic-Americans

By Domenica Ghanem

People in poverty face employment barriers from several directions, but the obstacles may be stacked even higher against poor Hispanic-Americans. According to the United Planning Organization’s latest… 371 more words

Economic Opportunity

Ou a Bahia te aceita, ou a Bahia te devolve

Decidi fazer uma viagem de despedida do Brasil. E não há lugar melhor para o “tchau” e purificação do que a Bahia. A base histórica de um pedaço importante da nossa colonização, que define o que o Brasil foi e o que é. 413 more words


Beginning With Hola

Previously, I blogged about wanting to practice a school-like routine before beginning our actual school work. My motivation was based on wanting to ease my sometimes-strong-willed child gently into the schooling to avoid complete resistance; Elizabeth does love learning, but needs to be pushed in a way that is gently encouraging yet firm at the same time in order to move ahead. 515 more words


From the Bellybutton of the Moon/ Del Ombligo de la Luna And Other Summer Poems/ y otros poemas de verano by Francisco X. Alarcon

This is a book of free verse poems about the poet’s childhood experiences in nature, travel, and with his family during his visits to his grandparents’ home in Mexico. 116 more words


Pinata by Ken Locsmandi and Sebastian A. Jones

Oh, the piñatas talk and I love this book but more importantly, my daughter loves this book. She asked me to read it to her five times the first night and three times the next. 271 more words

Grandmother Grandfather

Mama, I'll Give You the World by Roni Schotter

“When Papa was around, Mama loved to dance, but Mama doesn’t dance anymore,” is the first line of Mama I’ll Give You the World and that semi-vague statement is all that is ever said about the absent Papa that lives in the subtext of this children’s story. 432 more words

Single Parent