Archive for December 2011

The Next Generations of Readers

The Next Generations of Readers
Is reading becoming phased out?  My six year old is learning  his sight words and can read basic sentences and very short stories, with help.  Last summer while playing a version of Banana Grams with Poppy, he proudly spelled a word B R B.  His Poppy told him that was not a word and he responded... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Warm Broccoli Soup with Parmesan Crostini

Meatless Monday: Warm Broccoli Soup with Parmesan Crostini
December has arrived and somehow it now is winter.  Puffy coats, gloves and hats are out in full force and soup season has officially begun.  Nothing is better on a cold day than steamy, rich and healthy soup. I found this recipe on the Meatless Monday site and planned to adapt it slightly.  I had 90% of the ingredients in my house and... Read more »

Isn't Happy Holidays More Inclusive Than Merry Christmas?

Isn't Happy Holidays More Inclusive Than Merry Christmas?
 The day after Thanksgiving two words come out of hibernation: Merry Christmas.  I appreciate the kindness from strangers, but I don’t celebrate Christmas.  Can’t everyone say Happy Holidays; doesn’t it mean the same, yet not make others feel excluded? When driving my three year old to her friend’s house, I pointed out her beautiful Christmas tree... Read more »
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