Footing the bill for college

A decade from now when my son does an Internet search on me and comes across this blog, I want him to read this post in which I state the following:...more

Back to School

Hello everyone!...more

Homeschool With A Side of Public

Two years ago, we thought long and hard about pulling our daughter out of public school. When we'd lived in the city we had a lot of choices as to where she could attend but when we moved to a small town the choices dried up. There was the local public school, there was the option to drive her 15+ miles one way every day throughout the Michigan winters, or there was homeschool....more

Who Is Smarter in Your Marriage?

My husband and I have different educational backgrounds. I really enjoyed all my years of school, made excellent grades and went off to complete college in less than four years. My husband's experience was different , as he doesn't have many fond memories of classes....more
I want to add that years of schooling don't necessarily mean smarter. Sometimes you can have ...more

What Degree Should You Choose?

One of the hardest decisions to make when you’re considering returning to school is your degree. There are so many choices, and your degree affects your life. That’s why you should choose something that fits your personality. You’ll be happier in the long run because you’ll be able to pursue your passion. Let us help you pick the degree that fits you the best.Are You a Social Butterfly? ...more

Is There an American Right To Education?

Why does the United States mandate education up to the 12th grade, but not beyond?...more
And why does our public responsibility to children not start until age 5? Better to put ...more

Won't Someone Please Think of the Children? A Community School Supplies Rant

Just when I was reflecting on how rant-free my blog has been of late, I found a post that made me want to bitch slap the author. Since I believe it's assault (and maybe a felony?) to bitch slap a stranger, plus logistically difficult as the author lives far away, I've decided to give her a virtual bitch slap. I'll summarize the post because I refuse to link to it: This mom is incensed by the idea of community school supplies. She finds the idea of buying supplies for her kid, which are then "dumped" together with all the other kids' supplies and shared, EVIL....more
I don't personally care for community school supplies. If the teacher asks for extras on a "wish ...more

Community School Supplies? Absolutely NOT!

And so, here we are with school about to start up again – hey, if you live in southern Indiana, many of our schools started up last week! This is the time of year I like to re-run my post about community school supplies and how they are of the devil. Yes. Satan himself thought up this concept. Here we go: =====...more
There's plenty to comment on on this post but I think this sums it up nicely: "And since ...more

Grad School Personal Statement

I struggled with writing this. I have never been verbose in my writing – totally weird right? I am much more of a verbal storyteller or oral historian....more