ASA book drive!

ASA book drive! Thanks to you, what a success! We decided to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy with our own month of service, collecting used children’s books for donation to ReadWS. Throughout January, we placed bins for book collection at the center, and you responded with even more donations than last year. Thank you…

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Snow days!

Snow days!  Kids love them, and to be honest, from time to time we love them too.  It’s so great to have a chance to pause and breathe and see the beauty of a winter day around us.  And who doesn’t love an excuse for an extra cup of coffee? OK, back to reality.  The…

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Winter solstice reading.

Winter solstice reading. A tradition at our home. Years ago, Cynthia read about a family who paused during the hectic days leading up to the ‘famous’ winter holidays. The pause was intentional, to celebrate a change in the natural world, and to engage in rest, relaxation and reading. The family celebrated winter solstice, the shortest…

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Classic children’s books

Classic children’s books. While cleaning out accumulated clutter, we came across our collection of best-loved classic children’s books. It sparked a lot of fond memories of reading to the kids, and then listening as they read. We do love reading books alongside our older teens. But we can still remember with great joy when we…

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Snow day!

Snow day!  A Step Ahead will be closed on Wednesday, January 17. We hope you enjoy the beautiful snow falling outside!  We are watching our bird feeders, buzzing with activity this morning. It’s also a terrific day to read and play games with your kids!  Our teens are still sleeping………. What about tomorrow? We will…

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