I Work From Home ... and I Homeschool

We are going into week 2 of our homeschooling adventure. It's been QUITE the whirlwind.And I am learning a REALLY valuable lesson with homeschooling. EVERYTHING IS EDUCATION. Everything. Helping bathe the baby? Learning. Grocery shopping with me? Learning. Running after the baby so he doesn't tear all the books off the shelf at Borders while I am trying to figure out what literature to buy you for next month? Learning. ...more

My son is 13 (nearly 14!) and he's always been homeschooled as has his 6-year old sister. We are ... more

Play Matchy-Matchy with the Must-Read Moms of 2010

We thought it might be fun to play Matchy-Matchy with the Must Read Moms of 2010. Play the game, click the links to visit their blogs, and post your score in the comments. ...more

I find must-read lists incredibly difficult but I'll give it a go:

My girl, Julia, over at ... more

The $100 Question: Tell Dawn from This Woman's Work About Your First Literary Crush

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! ...more

Ok, now I have to read that because Peter O'Toole as Lawrence of Arabia rocks my world but ... more

The $100 Question: Tell Dawn from This Woman's Work About Your First Literary Crush

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! ...more

And then Laurence Olivier was pretty hot stuff himself in the cinema version.

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The $100 Question: Tell Dawn from This Woman's Work About Your First Literary Crush

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! ...more

I was just thinking about the Valley of the Horses series awhile back because my mom loaned them ... more

The $100 Question: Jeffrey from Penny Experiment Asks If Money Or Passion Is More Important For Making A Difference?

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! Let's meet today's host: Jeffrey of Penny Experiment ...more

But money helps.

:)

this woman's ... more

Adoption & The Census: Your Thoughts

As I blogged over at Chronicles yesterday, I received our Census form to find that biological and adoptive children have different check boxes. I was immediately angered on behalf of my daughter and her parents and for various reasons concerning myself. I blogged and tweeted about it. Other had similar points of view. 

The Unfollow Button Hurts Both Ways

Whenever I "unfollow" a blog or a person on Twitter, it feels almost like a break up. Sometimes it's needed and I can't wait to get away. Sometimes it's a sad thing and I feel really guilty for it. As much as it hurts to be the one who is unfollowed by someone else, it hurts just as much to me to be the one doing the unfollowing. ...more

I appreciate the issue of sometimes realizing that someone we love online is not someone we ... more

Understanding and Utilizing Your Niche

Track:  writing-lab We talk about niches. We encourage bloggers to understand and utilize their niche. But does everyone understand the subtleties and nuances of the niches in the blogosphere? Are there questions as to how many niches you can participate in at any given time? Does niche blogging really boost your readership? Do you lose readers if you stray outside your niche? ...more

There is no one who understands this like Jenna who has worked her niche(s) like no one's ... more

How Much Do You Tell?

As bloggers, we are often presented with the question of "how much is too much" when sharing our family lives with the Internet. As families touched by adoption, we sometimes feel that question looming even bigger than some of our traditional family counterparts.And so I ask you today: How much is too much?How much do YOU tell about your story? Your child's story? Your journey? Where is your personal line? Is there a line? Does the line shift from time to time? And how do you balance what is your story to tell and what is the story of another party to your journey?
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