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Raising a Bilingual Child in an English-Speaking Community

Every day, when I pick up my daughter from daycare or school, one kid always looks at us with wide opened eyes. Some won’t say anything but simply stare, amazed. Some ask, “Are you speaking French?” My daughter always responds, “No, it’s Chinese. My mommy and I speak Chinese. We’re very special.” These are my […]

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The Schoolhouse – An Experiential, Interest-Based Education

{Disclaimer: We are working with The Schoolhouse Learning Center to bring you this post.}  As moms, we hope our kids grow up to be happy (or at least content) and successful (whatever that means for them). For our family, The Schoolhouse Learning Center, an independent K-8 school, has gone a long way in supporting these […]

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Cooking with Kids: One Dad’s Life Lessons from the Kitchen

Cooking is one of my favorite activities to do with my children. People often seem surprised to know that my five-year-old can flip his own pancakes (under supervision, of course), and knows when something is burning on the stove. I’m often asked, ‘How did you teach him that?’ The answer is that I didn’t teach him […]

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Welcome to Vermont. This is a Judgement-Free Zone

Welcome to rural Vermont. This is a judgement-free zone. There are no Saks 5th Avenue or Prada stores around the corner but instead, you’ll find a Mom and Pop store, a Farmer’s Market and you will, at one point or another, get stuck behind a manure spreader on your way to work. In recent decades, […]

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