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In this episode, I’m joined by Melissa Muir of Melissa is Teaching.  Melissa is Francisco’s wife, and mom of 4 kids (ages 9, 7, 5, and 3). She’s originally from Virginia but has lived in South America (Ecuador, to be precise) for the past 10 years. She has her Masters in the Art of Teaching

3.13 Teaching Reading and Living Bilingually with Melissa Muir

I hear it all the time… Ashley, HELP! My child does not like to read! In this episode,  I’m sharing three pieces of advice for what you can do if your child has said that they don’t like reading. Stay tuned until the end and pay close attention to #3. I think it might surprise

3.12 Help! My Child Doesn’t Like to Read

In this episode, I’m joined by Melissa Wood.  Melissa Wood studied elementary and early childhood education, as well as early childhood special education. She has been in the field for nearly 20 years and has a passion for child development. She finds her current role as the Early Education Director for a Supervisory Union in

3.11 How to Support Skills Development in Your Everyday Routines with Melissa Wood

Boy, do I have a special episode for you here! In this episode, I’m joined by Cait Curley of My Little Poppies, who I’ve been following for years, she is just amazing. Cait Curley, MA/CAGS is a school psychologist and unexpected homeschool mom to three outside-the-box kiddos. She is the founder of My Little Poppies, where

3.10 Gameschooling for Language Arts with Cait Curley

In this episode, we’re focusing on middle school learners and how to help those students continue to build their vocabularies.  I’m joined by Krystal Koppel, and I can’t wait for you to meet her! As an educator with over 13 years of classroom experience, Krysta has a passion for helping middle school students (and their

3.9 Middle School Literacy and How To Expand Vocabulary with Krysta Koppel

Today, we’re talking about one of my favorite topics… Podcasts! Recently, I saw a post in a parenting Facebook group looking for podcast recommendations for kids. So, I thought this was a great topic for us to dive into. Tune in to this episode as we discuss why podcasts are awesome for kids, the five

3.8 5 Podcasts My 10-Year-Old is Loving Right Now