Parenting

Pantomimes: A Uniquely British Tradition No Longer

As we get ready for our sixth year of Pantomime here in rural Virginia I was asked to write something about my part in bringing this quirky British Christmas tradition to the USA. Here’s what I wrote.
I don’t remember my first pantomime. The early years have bundled together in a single memory of fun nights [...]

Living in America, Parenting

Growing Up Online

My son is 7 years old and home-schooled using a mixture of unschooling and formal schooling. One skill that has been slow to develop is reading. Leapfrog produces a wonderful wee gadget called the LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet Set that takes refrigerator alphabet magnets to a whole new level. My son received this Leapfrog toy around [...]

Home Schooling, Living Online, Parenting