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How To Create Your Own Home School Curriculum

When I began my home schooling journey I was overwhelmed by the incredible number of curricula available.  I had no idea where to start.  If you are there, please check out this book by Cathy Duffy. Choosing a curriculum is risky business. ...Read More
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  • Neat Freak Chronicles: If I Step On One More Barbie Shoe!

    How many times have you walked through your child’s room to kiss him or her goodnight, only to have the moment ruined by the pain of a Barbie shoe or a Matchbox car impaling the arch of your naked foot?  And how many times do you tell yo...

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  • Playing with Flowers – Hibiscustini Sparkler with a Jamaican Twist

    I love hibiscus tea. I got hooked on it a few years back after a visit to a local Middle Eastern Market that sold it dried in giant bags. Basically, you steep the dried flower petals in boiling water and voila, you have a deep crimson bever...

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    Shimi Kang

    A Case For Parenting The Dolphin (Not Tiger Mom) Way

    I just accomplished my childhood dream of becoming an author, but my mom won’t be able to read my book. She never went to school, so she can’t read. Because of this, she never hovered over my homework and didn’t even know I applied to medical school when I was 19. She didn’t read any parenting books or blogs either. My mom parented me (and my four siblings) simply with what she felt in her gut was right for her kids and family. Like most parents of her generation and those that came before her, my mom raised her children by looking and listening to her parental intuition. READ MORE

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  • 15 Great Alternatives to Halloween Candy

    The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dropping, and we have flipped our calendars to October. That means that Halloween is right around the corner! I have never been big fan of Halloween, but, as a parent, it is hard to escape. I ce...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Helicopter Parenting
    Shimi Kang

    What Does Over-Parenting Look Like?

    How can it be that the most informed generation of parents in human history are raising children who have poorer problem solving skills than generations prior and higher incidences of anxiety, depression, obesity, diabetes and addiction?

    When we hear such concerning facts about our world’s future decision makers, it’s natural to wonder what more could we be doing, what more can we as parents control for? READ MORE

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  • Being Almost 40 And Pregnant Isn’t So Bad (*#&@ This %#$*!)

    I’m delusional. Really, I am. Each day I wake up and try to convince myself that being almost 40 and pregnant isn’t so bad—that I can still rock it like a 20-something preggo mama. After all, I am married to someone 15 years my junior...

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  • Bourbon Chocolate Cherry Soda Float

    Have you noticed a Hump Day Cocktail theme this month? Berries and chocolate – very appropriate for Valentine’s Day month. For this last Wednesday in February, I decided to keep that theme going and put the two together! The Bourbon...

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    Allison Goines

    How Much Time Does Homeschooling Take?

    When I first began to research homeschooling, one of the things I wanted to know more than anything else was how much of a time commitment I would have to make. I found it very difficult to get an answer to this question. Now that we’re beginning our fourth year of home schooling, I understand why.

    The truth is that how much time it takes to home school is different for every family. It’s likely different for every family each school year, maybe even each season. Because I know that others may find this post while doing the same search I did three years ago, the short answer you’re probably seeking is that it takes me about two hours per day, four days per week to home school two children. READ MORE

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  • Have You Tried Powdered Peanut Butter? + RECIPE

    Have you ever entered a contest/lottery/sweepstakes and then forgotten about it?  I assume I won’t win so I usually forget that I enter them.  Recently, I was reading Jenna Braddock’s blog at Fresh Food Perspectives and filled out h...

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  • New Facebook Buttons

    So rumor has it Facebook is going to install a “sympathy” button so we can all avoid that uncomfortable moment when something bad happens to one of our “friends” and we don’t know whether to “like” it to show support or not. I...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Working Full Time AND Home Schooling
    Allison Goines

    Working Full Time AND Home Schooling

    I recently took a full-time job outside of the home. Our family decided to continue home schooling, although neither my husband nor I would be home during the day. READ MORE

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Yes All Women

    Yes All Boys, Yes All Girls, Yes All Women, Yes All Men

    The “girl as trophy” trope is being challenged again. The tragedy in Isla Vista has made us question how we — all of us, women and men — let it become thought of as normal. (This article sums it up nicely.)...Read More
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