Little by little, one travels far.

OLD SPANISH PROVERB

It is rarely by leaps and bounds that we will accomplish much, but more often in the everyday, moment after moment. Inspired by the old Spanish Proverb, this blog is a space to encourage your journey in parenting, teaching, and making the most of your child(ren)'s education. Find resources, inspiration, and support here to stay present and engaged.

Character Counts: Stewardship

January 2, 2022 | Amanda Ainsworth

When we think about stewardship, some of us usually think about managing money, and though it’s certainly a good idea to teach kids how to make wise financial choices, perhaps you could broaden the conversation to other areas of stewardship. Even young children can understand … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Resilience

May 1, 2021 | Betsi Ashby

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ― Maya Angelou RESILIENCE: The ability to recover strength, determination, spirit, flexibility, and good humor in the face of change, mistakes and trials. Catch phrase: The only real failure … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Integrity

March 1, 2021 | Sharon Cumberland

“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” — Franklin Roosevelt INTEGRITY: Having the inner strength to be truthful and trustworthy, acting justly and honorably, and being consistent in words and actions. Catch Phrase: Tell the truth. Keep your word. This week … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Stewardship

January 1, 2021 | Cheryl McCabe

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry STEWARDSHIP: The careful and responsible management of things entrusted to one’s care, including one’s mind, body, time, money, environment and property, with proper regard to … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Humility

December 1, 2020 | Sharon Cumberland

“True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue.” ― Martin Luther HUMILITY: Knowing, accepting and being who we are while demonstrating modesty about our accomplishments and gifts, admitting mistakes and … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Gratitude

November 1, 2020 | Sharon Cumberland

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” — G.K. Chesterton GRATITUDE: Being thankful and showing appreciation for those in our lives and for what we have and receive. Catch Phrase: Say thank you … Read More