Welcome

Hello!  They call me Kali.  I love my hubby, my kiddos, reading with my kiddos, learning Spanish, teaching Spanish, and blogging--and pretty much in that order.  My faith is what keeps me going; my family is what keeps me smiling; and having fun is how I like to do things.

Meet My Blog // Les presento mi blog
I created this blog in December of 2011 as a place to collect my thoughts, discoveries, and resources on all things Spanish.  At that time I was in my second year of teaching private Spanish lessons part-time and staying at home with my kids full-time.  My husband and I were living in my parents' basement (which is bigger than the place we currently live) so I could stay home with the kids while he worked full time and went back to school full time.  Needless to say, becoming new parents, going back to school and living with my parents all made for an eventful life--the perfect time to start blogging, right?  I love this blog because it is my little corner of the internet to meet and share with people around the world who love speaking and learning Spanish too.

Meet Me // Les presento yo
Majoring in Spanish and English in college, I had intentions of becoming an English or Spanish professor, secretly hoping I would really end up being an author of children's literature.  Even better: I got the best job as a Spanish interpreter at a local Early Childhood Center where I worked with the most amazing staff of people dedicated to educating and nurturing children and families.  Working there enabled me to meet so many amazing Spanish-speaking families.  I also learned so many invaluable lessons about education and early childhood development.  My first "real job" provided the perfect segue into my life today.


6 comments:

  1. Hola! I came across your site as I was seaching for some Spanish activities. I live in Dallas, TX now but went to high school in Lees summit! Que coincidente! anyway, I'm a former HS Spanish teacher now a SAHM and my friend wants me to give her homeschool daughter Spanish lessons, so I'm getting back in the game a bit. Looks like you've got some neat ideas. Ciao!

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  2. Bienvenida! Glad you found us, and hope you stop back in every now-and-then to share ideas yourself! I am always looking for new ideas and encouragement in teaching Spanish. :) Keep in touch!

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  3. Hi Kali,
    I just found your blog through a link on 1plus1. It sounds like we have similar goals - raising our kids bilingually! Last summer I started a website/blog for spanish-english bilingual parents with preschool learning activities, wholly in Spanish. www.bilingualpreschooler.com
    Life hasn't allowed me to add to it as much as I'd like (or anticipated) but every once in awhile I am able to post. Just wanted to share another bilingual resource, since I know those are hard to find! I'm glad I found yours!
    Sasha

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    1. Sasha, It's so great to meet more families with bilingual goals! So glad to hear about your site and look forward to reading more posts from you. :)

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  4. I just came across your blog and had to laugh at all the things we have in common! I just started a blog from my parents' basement (spanishmama.com) and teach Spanish as well. I will add you to my blog list and look forward to reading more!

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    1. Elisabeth, I too cannot believe how much we have in common! I even taught English in Peru like you did, although I was in Cusco. :) So happy you stopped by and that I have another blog to follow with great ideas for raising my kiddos bilingually!

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