The single, most effective path out of poverty worldwide is the opportunity for an education. Why? Education transforms lives. Education directly affects children’s well-being: kids not only gain the obvious knowledge and skills to bring to the workplace, but they have better health, better sanitation, and better chances of avoiding diseases such as preventable, water-born illnesses. When a child begins, and stays in school, he or she not only changes the course of their own life, but that of future generations. Continue reading
When we spent the summer in Merida, Mexico a couple of years ago, I told my kids to each pack a couple of chapter books, hoping it would last them the 8 weeks of traveling. I was so wrong! My daughter Vivi is a voracious reader and finished all of the books within the first couple of weeks. She was desperately re-reading them- 4 and 5 times- and reminding me how she had wanted to bring more books but I had said they were too heavy.
Recently we were sent an Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition- a full-fledged tablet, but made for kids with a durable, lightweight kid-proof case to protect against drops and bumps. Continue reading
My kids have done a similar project every year, but I wanted to include more multicultural celebrations. I worked with an awesome illustrator (my artistic sister!) to create a more diverse set of “Holidays Around the World” stained glass window templates! This is a FABULOUS project to do the week before winter break: easy, cheap, multicultural- and truly stunning whether you hang them all on the wall or send them home for their parents. Continue reading
My dear friend Tika agreed to share the traditions and foods that make Christmas in Georgia unique. Thank you Tika!
Georgia is a transcontinental country at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, in the Caucasus Mountains. It is bordered by the Black Sea to the west, Russia in the north, the southeast by Azerbaijan, and Turkey to the south.
The long awaited Christmas and New Year celebrations usually start all over Georgia on 20th of December illuminating streets and lightning Christmas trees. Though, most Georgians celebrate Christmas according to Orthodox tradition on 7th of January, but Christmas fairs and festive events start earlier in December.
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With the colder weather, I’ve been cooking up some hearty recipes that can warm us up. This creamy cashew chicken curry is irresistible: busy parents love it because it’s healthy, fast, and can cook on the stove while you’re helping with homework, and most kids love the tender chicken and the creamy sauce.
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