10 Reasons Why Homeschooling Rocks!

Well, eight weeks in and so far I do believe we are sold on this whole homeschool thing. I honestly don't miss them going off to school and I think they'd say the same! I figure we will still be in the "figuring out how to do this" stage for some time now. I've had a few people asking me what the biggest positives have been so far and well, I'd be happy to share what ours have been! ...more
I actually have one kids in public and one home schooling, which is turning out to be a bit of ... more

Why We Shouldn't Be Interested In Raising Safe Christian Kids

"Look mom! No hands," yelled my eight year old Olivia while out on our bike ride together yesterday. Maybe the first thing on my mind should have been warning her of the potential danger of an eight year old, riding a bike two sizes too big with no hands on a public road. But it wasn't. ...more
Well, I had never heard of Rachel Rowell before today, but I saw the teaser for your post in the ... more

Celebrate the Mystery of Softness Revealed with Cocktails in the Clouds

Get ready, because this year at BlogHer 2013, the clouds will part to reveal a mystery like no other. It’s the mystery behind NEW White Cloud Luxuriously Soft Bath Tissue. It all happens on Friday, July 26 with Cocktails in the Clouds, a posh, multisensory event complete with cloud-themed food, fun and festivities....more
I could sure use a chance to win a year's worth of White Cloud, living in a house with two ... more

The Don't Do A Damn Thing Award! (Because I Just Like Your Blog)

Let me be the first to say that receiving blog awards is a wonderful form of mutual respect and admiration among peers, but why does there have to be so much work involved with them? In my humble opinion, there should be no work involved with a form of recognition. ...more
@AmyMiller  I know. I hate to ignore them and usually pay my respects somehow, but time is ... more

My Most Difficult Blogging Moment

I still remember the shock of it all, and how very personally I took it. I had told myself that it wouldn’t happen to me, that I wasn’t that type. Those kinds of things happened to others, the other kind of people. And, if it did happen to me, I wouldn’t be affected. Other kinds of people were pulled into that, but I’m not other kinds of people. I’m solid and rock steady and sure of myself. Turns out I was that other kind of people. ...more
LOL! You and I are a lot alike. I wrote a whole blog post in response to my first negative comment. more

BlogHer ’13 Program Elements Announcement Timeline

We have good news, great news, new news, and just so much news from the programming team! The schedule for this week's announcements regarding BlogHer ‘13 conference program elements is below: Schedule Update: BlogHer ’13 Break-out Agenda As you probably know, today is the day we’re scheduled to announce the preliminary break-out programming at BlogHer ’13. We need just a few more days to get everything ready for the big announcement, so we’re officially delaying the announcement until Wednesday, January 16th....more
So excited, I'm about to bust! This will be my first conference. I am beyond jazzed! more

The Hair on My Chinny Chin Chin

One night, I was watching TV while mindlessly checking the landscape of my chin. I felt something. I assumed it was a blemish, but it wasn't. A trip to the mirror revealed the ugly truth. This was worse than a blemish.This sinister demon keeping residence on my face... was chin hair!...more
@Darcie Oh my, I don't know what the no-no is, but now I simply must look into it! more

Why I Didn't Tell My Daughter About Newtown

I spent Friday, as many of you did, alternating between crying and hitting refresh on my web browser. Had I a different job, I might not have known about the Newtown shooting as early as I did. Had I been a different person, I might have monitored it less frequently, only seeing what absolutely had to be seen in order to update BlogHer News editor Grace Hwang Lynch's heartfelt first response on BlogHer while she was on the road. And had I been a different person, I might have told my eight-year-old daughter what happened....more
My oldest daughter was at home with me and I still didn't discuss it with her. At 14, I figured ... more

You're Kidding Me? What the...? I Have What?

If there's one thing I've learned in my life, it's that I have no idea what's going to happen next. I can plan the crap out of my entire existence and at best, come close.I am going to cease doing an every Wednesday Woo-Hoo. It's been a very fun thing to do, but due to many extenuating circumstances, it's all the writing I'm getting done lately and I need to return to being more broad.That's what you want - more of this broad, right?...more
@Darcie Thanks so much! The Doxycycline did help and my symptoms are nearly gone. I feel almost ... more

Not All Christians Think Like Richard Mourdock

When Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock called pregnancy that results from rape as "something that God intended”, it set off a firestorm of criticism....more
Being a liberal Christian is a difficult position to be in and few understand it. For me, Joe ... more