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Learning to read…

Posted by Annie on Sep 9, 2016 in Education

Kindergarten – which means “garden for children” in German – is not kindergarten anymore. It’s yesterday’s first grade, or even second. Kindergarten’s academic standards are dramatically more rigorous than even a decade ago (“find textual evidence”; “read texts with purpose and understanding”; “distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that […]

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What to do with the kids?

Posted by Annie on Jan 31, 2016 in Activity, California, high school, Parenting

It’s January, the weather sucks.  I haven’t seen a blue sky for days (note to self: must remember to take extra Vitamin D).  The kids are home, they are bored, fighting and you’ve had it… But wait a minute. Are you going to let your children get the better of you? You can outsmart them. […]

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Switching to a non-GMO diet

Posted by Annie on Sep 28, 2013 in Parenting, Seasonal

We’ve really been doing our homework… our GMO homework. Our household is in the process of switching over to a totally non-GMO diet. It’s a process and it’s not easy. I’ve been learning to make several kinds of breads, different styles of pizza, and learning to eat less meat.

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