Category Archives: Passions

The Poisonwood Bible: A Synopsis in Poetry from a Once Reluctant Writer

The Poisonwood Bible: A Synopsis in Poetry from a Once Reluctant Writer

My 14 year old daughter just completed The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver as part of her Language Arts curriculum. As homeschoolers who school through a public charter, we get to choose her literature together in collaboration with her accredited teacher. This is particularly lovely because the child devours books like I devour yarn made from Alpaca (whichContinue Reading

Multicultural Children’s Book Day: 3 Multicultural Book reviews

Multicultural Children’s Book Day: 3 Multicultural Book reviews

I was very fortunate as a new white mom of two adopted Haitian children and one child by birth to have a dear friend who was a librarian. She hooked us up with every children’s book featuring people of color that existed. This was no easy task as there weren’t that many books to choose fromContinue Reading

Virtual Cultural Immersion: How to Travel the World Without Leaving Town

Virtual Cultural Immersion: How to Travel the World Without Leaving Town

We started homeschooling with the goal of traveling a lot and immersing ourselves in a variety of cultures. Our kids have the unfortunate timing of being post-bubble babies, though, so finances haven’t allowed us to venture off as far as we’d hoped. Still, we maintain our desire to experience the world in all its beautifulContinue Reading

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