The summertime blues

Today was Ellie's last day of school. Not only did today mark the official beginning of summer for us, it also marked the end of Ellie's days at her Montessori school. I am sad for many reasons, but mostly I am sad for Ellie. She won't be back next y...

Parent vs. Parent: Why we chose public school

This fall, Jared will enter kindergarten at a San Francisco public school. For us, there was never really any question of whether or not our kids would go to public school. It's one thing we both agree on wholeheartedly. Of course, it doesn't hurt th...

"Chopstick test" part of school's admission process

It is a good thing that I'm not a potential student at a selective Japanese school for girls. Students applying for the private high school must pass a test in which they use chopsticks to pick up marbles and other small objects. The vice principal ...

How to get started homeschooling

When it comes to homeschooling, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Where do you start? What do you do? How do you do it? I've toyed around with public school alternatives for awhile now and have felt that I should research all my options. Inspired by Ma...


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