Category: family

I Believe

This past weekend was, for some of us, Easter Weekend. And, no, this isn’t about to be about religious beliefs or different spiritual traditions – this is about the all-important question of, well, the Easter Bunny. My ten-year-old is a jumble of personalities. He can be so incredibly sweet – making sure to grab that… Read more »

It Takes A Village

Yes, the whole “It Takes A Village” thing is cliche, but this week I am truly living that statement and reminded that cliches exist because, well, they’re often true.  It’s hard to go far in the parenting literature without coming across an article about the differences in how U.S. parents raise their (our) children now… Read more »


Hello Pine Village friends! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jen Doyle, and I’ve just begun working with Pine Village in the area of communications, which will include regular postings to the blog. Just to give you a little bit of background, I’m the mom of two Pine Village alums – Lucy, 12,… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week: A game to try at home

If you are looking for more opportunities to practice Spanish with your children, repetitive games, songs, and rhymes can be a great way to build vocabulary and increase your child’s comfort level while using Spanish. Try this game at home to practice syntax and color names. Remember, in Spanish we usually put the adjective after… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week- Pretend Vacations

Take a pretend vacation and practice Spanish! It is cold out lately in Boston- and then it’s fairly mild- and then it’s cold again.  All this back and forth just seems to make the colder days that much colder!  If you are like many of us, you’re spending a good portion of these “colder days”… Read more »