February 2011

Homemade Gifts and The Green Triangle

February 24, 2011

As I write this I am just a few days past the valentine making-phase I go through each year with our kids.  This year, since our oldest is in middle school, only Annie and Daniel made valentines for their classmates. I do kind of dread the end of January when the valentine project begins.  I […]

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Starfish One By One: An Amazing Guatemalan Non-Profit

February 17, 2011

Half the Sky, by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, has been very inspirational reading for me.  It demonstrates the creativity people use to make ends meet when given a leg up, via a small business loan or scholarship. Prior to our trip to Guatemala, I learned of an organization called Starfish One By One located […]

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Spanish Language Immersion in Guatemala

February 10, 2011

(Names of our Guatemalan friends have been changed.) As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, our family has traveled to Central America for Spanish language immersion two summers in a row.  Initially we went to Costa Rica which was a fitting first destination since we could drink the water there.  When traveling with kids, this little […]

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