home schooling

New culture without leaving town

My youngest child and I took time two years ago to visit different ethnic grocers — Indian, Russian, and Oriental food stores. We didn’t make it to the Arabic stores, but I’ve passed them when she isn’t with me. I recently took her to the Robert Ray Asian Garden and…

Mom victory

I’ve noticed distinct mom victory moments this week, and because someone in one of my Facebook groups asked the members to share a mom victory, I’m posting in honor of all the women who are running the long, 18 year marathon of raising a child. Victory One. “G” of GAIN…

Coffee roasting field trip

“I” of GAIN and I had a lovely time at the local coffee roaster last week. We learned about coffee farms, processing, buying, storing, taste profiles, artisan roasting, and the specifically about the Friedrich’s retail business. I was very impressed by the passion and knowledge that the owners had for…