Monday, January 23, 2012

a woman with a plan

Have you ever bought a baseball bat for a little boy that you don't have yet? Or a tutu for a ballerina who hasn't been born? Just got off the phone with a really wonderful Chicago customer! She needed a Christening gift and we had an adorable 6 to 12 month dress in stock for her (featuring pretty paisley pink fabric - one of my favorites). She told me that she has a maggie delaney dress at her house, but that she can't give it away! It is for the little girl she knows she will have one day! :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

keeping creativity in school

maggie delaney loves creativity. With spring semester comes standardized tests and "getting through the material" -- the very things we loathe about teaching and learning this time of year. Our hope for 2012 is that every maggie delaney girl has a chance each day to be creative in some way. The readings today at church was about the 3 wise men bringing gold frankincense and myrrh. The story of the 3 wise men always reminds me of my favorite education reformer, Ken Robinson, who talks about creativity, frankencense, and schools in perhaps the best TED talk ever. Watch Ken's talk, listen for the story of the 3 wise men, and comment with your favorite quote.