About Us/Welcome

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This blog is all about the education needs of parents, teachers, and students educating or being educated abroad. This is for the homeschool family, international school family, national school family, boarding school family, and parents of preschoolers.


The articles on this blog have been written by dozens of people:  moms and dads, homeschool parents, national school parents, boarding school parents and teachers, international school teachers, family counselors, school counselors, education consultants, students, etc.  Explore topics by “tabs” or by clicking on a category.


It is our desire as parents and educators that this site be helpful, encouraging, and user-friendly. We hope that you find what you came for.  Get your coffee or tea, grab an article, and hang out in the cafe. Many blessings to you on your journey.

Media Kit for The Education Cafe

Please leave your comments and questions below, so we know what we are doing well and how to better meet your needs!

Education, Homeschool, Gap Year

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See also: Media Kit

Top Posts on this blog include:

Title Views
Five Basic Types of Curriculum 69,684
Home page / Archives 28,684
Online Textbooks for Middle School and High School 20,558
High Frequency and Sight Words Grades K-6 17,042
Letter of Inquiry to a College 10,376
Homeschooling Children with ADD/ADHD and/or ODD 9,350
Resources and Curriculum for Educating the Right-Brained Learner 6,828
Free and low cost 8th Grade Books to read online or download 5,015
Links to Free Books to Assist in the Learning of Phonics: Especially for Older Children and Adults 4,619
Math-related Virtual Field Trips 4,014
The Basic Academic Competencies Needed for College Students 3,339
A Review of The Potter’s School 3,098
Virtual Snowman Building and Snow Themed Unit Studies 3,028
Teaching Reading and Phonics to the Older Child or ESL Student 2,904
Developmental Delay, Learning Disability, or Neurological Disorder 2,830
A Review of Landry Academy 2,824
A Review of Calvert Curriculum 2,442
E-Field Trips 2,302
Second Grade Basics 2,180
The Stages of a Child’s Writing Ability 2,116
Home School 2,108
Free Books 2,050
Pre-School Developmental Skills & Readiness Checklist 2,013
Thinking about a gap year? 1,833

Delana, Delana H. Stewart, Education Cafe, Nine Year Pregnancy

Click the image to read about the site administrator, Delana H. Stewart.

 Top Posts by the Admin include:
My Blogs

The Education Cafe

Nine Year Pregnancy

Three Days at Sea

Delana’s World


From Delana’s World:

When a Daughter Understands

Just Five More Minutes: Earning TV Time

Into the Mind of a Child with RAD

Journey of Desire (review of John Eldredge book)

Hands that Hold (poem)

From The Education Café:

5 Pros and Cons for Homeschooling Older Adopted Children

Resources and Curriculum for Right-brained Learners

From Nine Year Pregnancy:

With Great Sadness (Nine Year Pregnancy and Crossbooks Publishing, div of Lifeway)

Year for Year (time it takes for adjusting and attaching in adoption)

What to Expect the First Year After Adopting

A Physical and Emotional Miscarriage

From Three Days at Sea:



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12 thoughts on “About Us/Welcome

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  2. Hello,

    I recently compiled a list of the Top 50 Blogs for those interested in teaching abroad, and I just
    wanted to let you know that you made the list! We are promoting the list to college students looking to
    learn more about teaching or living in a foreign culture. The list is published online at

    Thanks so much, and if you think your audience would find useful
    information in the list or on the site, please feel free to share the
    link. You can also use the button we’ve created for the
    list, which I can send you through e-mail. We always appreciate a link
    back as we’re trying to increase readership.

    Thanks again, and have a great day!


  3. Recently, the blogger at Homeschool Ninja wrote me asking about appropriate Christian based curriculum for pre-school. Here is my response:

    The best thing for preschool is to engage your child in many hands on activities. Help them develop their motor skills (gross motor skills then fine motor skills). Give them many opportunities to tear paper, cut paper. Give them magazines and have them cut out pictures in various shapes (circles, triangles, squares, etc.). Give them newspapers and have them cut out letters or words. Read to them a lot pointing to the words as you read them. This will give them more ideas about reading and learning. Let them help in the kitchen and help with shopping. Spending time exploring things together is the best curriculum for preschool. As far as reading to them, in addition to the usual children’s story books, I recommend The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes (http://www.amazon.com/Bible-Pictures-Little-Eyes-Gift/dp/0802430783/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1286253556&sr=8-1).

    You can also check out other great Pre-K ideas on this blog: https://theeducationcafe.wordpress.com/pre-school/.

  4. Thank you for your comments. I am glad that people are finding this blog helpful. I thought that keeping the same design would help people feel at home and help them realize they reached the right location. Kind of like going to a restaurant and finding the same familiar decor. But, I am open to hearing what others think. So, anyone else have a comment on the blog design? Should it be changed periodically or stay the same?

    The Education Cafe Manager

  5. This site is a wonderful resource. I like how the categories are so varied, the guest posts, the links to a variety of resources and the resources for dads. This is more than just an education site; it’s a family and parenting site too. I’ve linked to your site on my little blog also…and will add it to my “blog roll.”

  6. Was wondering if you had any articles related to moving and preparing your child well to say goodbye and move away (whether to the US or to another city w/in the country of residence); adjustments & struggles kids face, etc.

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