The Hill Country Science Mill is worth the trip to Johnson City

On Saturday, my kids and I drove to Johnson City for the grand opening of the Hill Country Science Mill, a new regional science center. We spent all day, and my kids were totally absorbed with playing and learning. We’ll definitely… Continue Reading

Marisa B. Perez sworn in for her second term on the Texas State Board of Education

On January 23, 2015, on the campus of IDEA Monterrey Park, County Judge Nelson Wolff administered the oath of office to Marisa B. Perez as she began her second term representing District 3 on the State Board of Education.

The Do Seum: Reasons to get a Charter Membership now

My blogger friends and I recently took a hard-hat tour of the construction site for The Do Seum, the new-and-improved San Antonio Children’s Museum, set to open in mid-2015. If you’ve been holding back from joining the San Antonio Children’s Museum, now… Continue Reading

[Alamo City Moms Blog] Briscoe Western Art Museum and Alien Worlds and Androids at the Witte Museum

This month, I have two new posts at Alamo City Moms Blog: reviews of the Briscoe Western Art Museum and the new Alien Worlds and Androids exhibit at the Witte Museum. “The Briscoe Western Art Museum: Continuing the Rodeo Spirit”, Inga Cotton, Alamo City… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Create the school you want: Homeschooling

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Last night’s fortune cookie said, “Don’t pursue happiness—create it.” How timely. My friends and I are stressing out about charter school lotteries, as discussed in yesterday’s post. We are making backup plans and talking about… Continue Reading

[Best of 2013] Guest blogging, because "it's so much more friendly with two"

As Piglet says in Winnie the Pooh, “It’s so much more friendly with two.” Likewise, guest blogging builds relationships, grows audiences, stimulates ideas, and is just so much friendlier. In 2013, I published one post from a young guest blogger,… Continue Reading

[Alamo City Moms Blog] Science education for young children at the San Antonio Children’s Museum

STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is a hot topic these days. Teens can build interdisciplinary skills through competitions in robotics and cybersecurity, but what opportunities are there in San Antonio for younger children to get excited about science?… Continue Reading

Farmer’s market as classroom

Teaching opportunities are everywhere. On Sunday mornings, my kids and I like to visit the Quarry Farmers & Ranchers Market. The prices are round numbers, so my son (age 5) can practice math skills by helping me count out the money.… Continue Reading