Who On Earth Would Want Kids, Anyway?

Lately I've seen a few articles floating around weighing the benefits of NOT having children. Three years ago, if I had read any of those lists, I'd probably have checked off every single point:Keep your free time? Check.Keep your body? Check.Keep your money? Check.Keep your career? Check....more

Then And Now: How Being A Public School Kid Turned Me Into A Homeschool Parent

My best friend will tell you that public school cheated her out of a real education. Her husband will say the same x1000 and, in his case especially, I think he may be right. He's a remarkably bright guy and a quick and eager learner that got marginalized for all the wrong reasons.  As for myself, I never really felt cheated.Growing up in public school I always felt like I was learning. I still remember specific lessons and when I started college I had the tools I needed to keep up.I never felt like school was all bad.On the other hand, I was bored....more
I was also SO BORED throughout all of my school years. I love that as a homeschooling family we ...more

Apparently Freedom of Religion Does Not Apply to Second Graders

Barely into this school year and my daughter has already had another layer of innocence scrubbed away. I worry she has donned a layer of protection in its place. Vulnerability leads to some of the greatest gifts of human existence, but it is not always rewarded thusly. ...more
I'd like to offer a little of a different perspective on this if I may. My daughter is six years ...more

5 pieces of advice all parents should follow

Part of the territory that comes with being a parent is receiving loads and loads of advice. ...more

How to Dress Your Child Like a Kardashian

If the Kardashians know two things best, it’s fashion and babies. With Kourtney’s third child on the way, I can’t wait to see what he or she will be wearing.Today, in the midst of New York Fashion Week, Kardashian Kids, which is sold at Babies “R” Us nationwide, announced that it is launching a toddlers collection on September 19th.After hearing the news, I had to check out the existing children’s collection! I learned that it is both adorable and affordable.As for my top picks:All photos are courtesy of Babies “R” Us and Kardashian Kids...more

Can You Scold Another Mother's Child?

Original Post: http://thepinterestedparent.com/2014/09/17/can-you-scold-an-other-mothers-child/Being a first time mom at 38, I was the last in my line of my friends to have a child. I had a difficult time relating with all of these friends when I was childless. There were many things I just did not understand....more

You Asked For It!

I'm telling you, right from the start, this post is gross.  It is the nastiest thing I ever wrote and it's not for the weak-of-stomach. I wouldn't have written it at all except you asked for it!Last night I posted this on my Facebook page: ...more

Why parents aren't teaching their kids responsibility

Surely you have seen this before. ...more

I Had a Plan-I Wanted a Girl

I Had a Plan-I Wanted a GirlPOSTED ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2014...more