Monday, December 28, 2020

Thank You from MommyMaestra

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Dear Friends and Familia,

2020 is almost over. I am SO glad! While many great things have happened this year, it has still had pretty awful moments and I know a lot of you are looking forward to leaving this year behind.

I don't like to end any day without being thankful for something, much less an entire year. So I want to quickly list a few things that I'm thankful for here on MommyMaestra.

First, so many wonderful guest contributors were featured on the blog and they all shared remarkable reviews, tips, resources and information. I must thank each and every one of the guest contributors to this site, who share such wonderful content.

Second, so many families chose to homeschool for the first time this fall. After the schools shut down last spring, I realized we needed a group where families felt comfortable asking questions on how to get started and to share advice or resources. So the Hispanic & Bilingual Homeschoolers Facebook Group was established. It has more than 2,000 members and everyone is super supportive. Come join us, if you haven't already.

And lastly, I had the pleasure of working with a lot of new clients with remarkable products over the last 6 months or more. Thank you! A few have become MommyMaestra sponsors, and I thank them for finding my site a good fit for their business, as well as their support. Sponsors like Spanish for You! who shares fantastic freebies every month to help MM readers teach their children a new language or new skills and concepts. As well as Risas y Sonrisas who has continued to push forward each year improving and adding to their Spanish curriculum for elementary students. And I welcome Whistlefritz this year for becoming a monthly sponsor and sharing excellent products for teaching children Spanish or French. 

I want to encourage each of you to visit their sites where you'll discover wonderful products to help you raise multilingual kids. And if you are a parent or educator who has downloaded their free content from MommyMaestra, please take a moment to just say thank you to them so they'll be inspired to continue to provide you with such great materials.

Please remember: MommyMaestra is always looking for guest contributors. Maybe this is the year when you will sit down at your computer and type up your first article sharing your experience. We want to hear and share your stories to inspire other Latino families to get involved in their children's education. We want you to be excited about the things your child is learning and to take an active role in their journey of discovery. 

When I first started MommyMaestra 10 years ago, I only knew of a handful of Latino homeschoolers and there were NO blogs dedicated to education for Latino families. Today, it is rare that a week goes by when I don't get an email or message from a mother (sometimes a father!) who is looking for curricula, has questions about how to start homeschooling, or needs resources for helping their child improve in specific subjects at school.

A giant abrazo to you all. May 2021 be a wonderful year for your familia.

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