I Love You Americanly

Happy 4th of July! My family just finished walking in our local parade and it was fun to wave at everyone and wish people a happy 4th of July. We are such a rich, diverse country and this is a great time to celebrate that fact. So given that today is the day that we … Continue reading I Love You Americanly

Standing up for the Statue of Liberty

This week my younger daughter is at a camp where she is getting to do a wide variety of arts and crafts project with the theme - Party in the USA. They are fully involved in celebrating this great country that we live in. So far, her favorite day has been where they focused on … Continue reading Standing up for the Statue of Liberty

Welcoming the Immigrant

A few weeks ago, my family visited New York and took a trip out to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It is such an awe inspiring place and I wanted my girls to understand the importance of the immigrant in American society. I'm not sure exactly when they really start getting in to … Continue reading Welcoming the Immigrant

Digging into the American Revolution

We have Hamilton fever in this house. One of the great things that has come out of that, apart from listening to the music non-stop, is that it has gotten my girls interested in learning more about our history around the time American Revolution. We had been thrilled to read Aaron and Alexander back in … Continue reading Digging into the American Revolution

Our Country’s Presidents – Learn Way More than Just Who They Were

In just over a week we will inaugurate this country's 45th President. In time for that event, National Geographic has released Our Country's Presidents: A Complete Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency by Ann Bausum. In this outstanding book, not only does Bausum cover every president from George Washington through President-Elect Trump's victory speech, but she … Continue reading Our Country’s Presidents – Learn Way More than Just Who They Were