I’m a Closet Homeschooler (teaching kids at home even if they go to school)

What is “Closet HomeSchooling”? When I was pregnant with my first (10 years ago), I informed my husband, Adam, that I “reserved the right to homeschool.” He was (skeptically) agreeable, so I took it upon myself to learn as much as I could about homeschooling in case the day ever came when I felt that I could do a better job teaching the kids than our local school. We now have three little girls: 9 1/2, 6 1/2 and age sixteen months ....more

Summer Time Picnic Beans with Fun Shoes from Crocs!

Okay yes, so this is a food blog and here I am writing about shoes. But the great thing about writing a personal blog is that I am the master of my own destiny. If I choose to write about shoes, there's no one to tell me I can't. I am my own editor in chief, my own boss, my own CEO, my own creative director and my own head writer. I'm actually quite an exacting task master, so it's not as easy as you might think. I am always putting pressure on myself to do more and I don't give myself nearly enough time off....more