Spied On, Then Kicked Out of Christian Homeschool Group

Betrayal. Deceit. Espionage. Secrets. Lies. Jealously. Controlling, passive-aggressive women. Manipulation. Creating a false identity to spy. DRAMA. Sounds like a great new soap opera, but instead those words describe a religious homeschool group....more
Wow. That's really just discouraging. Talk about bullying. I know not all Christian groups are ... more

Why I Homeschool

Many times, people ask me why I homeschool.  On many days, I answer with an honest, “I have no idea!”  There are days when I regret the decision.  (I promised to be honest on this blog, remember?)  There are days when I feel “trapped” by my decision to homescool.  Since my kids have always been homeschooled, I don’t feel like I can easily put them in school.  We tried that once.  It didn’t go very well.  It resulted in one big kid refusing to get out of the car and a little one covered in eczema from the stress of school....more
That's the thing about homeschool, you're not normal or average and it's a good thing. ... more

Where are you and where have you been?

I'm a NYC/ Texas hybrid who spent six years living and working in Dublin, Ireland before moving to a small village in the south of France. It's fun to change life up a bit but that doesn't mean I never get homesick for American shopping malls, sweet tea, pick up trucks, and the 4th of July. Oh, and American TV, I miss American TV!What do you miss most about home?http://sarainlepetitvillage.blogspot.com/

What I'd Really Like to Put in My Son's Backpack

If I could, I'd smoosh Mommy up into a tiny action figure version, and I'd slip myself into his other pocket. I'd be there just to listen or give him a little hug when he needs it. But I know as well as you: He won't need it. He'll be just fine. ...more

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Park 51: On Building a Mosque Near Ground Zero

When I first caught wind that there were plans brewing to build a mosque near Ground Zero, my initial thoughts were: Are you serious? Why on earth would anyone want to build a Muslim place of worship near the site of the 9/11 attacks? ...more

It takes a lot of courage to say what you really believe and think. Especially when most of the ... more