Photo Friday: Up

Meet two of my favourite foster kids: How to describe? Well, they share a wide streak of stubborn, but are definitely two different peas in a pod. The little lady is studious, clever, and definitely has the older sister dictator role down pat. And Bobby? Bobby is BOY, written all over! Here, she was reading…

Reading is Freedom

Big news on the Mongolian front: WE CAN READ!  16 years ago, “Balto” gained a special place in my heart as my first chapter book. 3 weeks ago, the word for “pharmacy” became my first Mongolian word. Aimeenson. We may not be able to understand the words coming out of our mouths, but at least we…

Wonderful Things 101

I recognize that the world has a lot of warm fuzzy posters out there and everyone has a personal list of favourite things that inspires one to burst out in spirited songs about girls in white dresses and snowflakes and roses and all, but I still choose to add my own into the realm of…

This is Why: The Teacher Talk

There are kids in this world who don’t know how to read. If you can’t read, chances are you can’t write. Can you imagine life without reading? Think about this. If you can’t write your name, how many business deals can you be involved in? How much fine print can you read before you sign?…