The Homeschooling Sexual Harassment Scandal you should know about

Have you heard of the Bill Gothard scandal? If you answer “No” to that question, don’t feel bad. I had never heard of him either, until recently. I’m just an ordinary SAHM, sending my kids to public school and taking them to church on Sunday.But how about this… Have you heard of the Duggar familyfrom TLC’s popular show “19 Kids and Counting”? You have? Now we’re getting somewhere! Gothard is/was good friends with the Duggars....more

Why I No Longer Share Pics of my Kids Online

When I first started Teaching My Baby to Read two and a half years ago I was a blogging newbie.  My first few months of blogging, I shared pictures of my children just like every other blogge...more

Baby Boomers? This is what your kids want you to understand about email.

I have a public service announcement for Baby Boomers. I’m not trying to hurt your feelings and I don’t want to be mean. You know I love you, right? But I’m taking a moment to echo what your own children have probably already tried to explain to many of you. Maybe you’ll be more receptive hearing this information from a different source, (me).Your personal email account should not be tied to your internet service provider!...more

L.M. Montgomery Messed With My Head

If you are a kindred spirit then this post will make absolute sense to you. If you don’t know what I mean by “kindred spirit”, then I’ve already lost you.I’m talking about Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of “Anne of Green Gables”, “Emily of New Moon”, “The Blue Castle” and more. I read all of her books over and over and over again when I was young....more
It was brave of her family to share  this information. Maybe it will help others not feel so ...more

Nancy Lanza was not a monster

Nancy Lanza was not a monster.  I know that in my heart, even though I have never met her, or ever been to Connecticut. I believe that Nancy Lanza deserves to be remembered as the 27th victim of the Newtown shootings, instead of immediately blamed for what happened. ...more

Forget Big Bird: Why I Don't Like Sesame Street

I Capture the Rowhouse had a great post recently lamenting the replacement of shows like Reading Rainbow with Super Why on PBS. I’ve thought about this issue for days, which is 1) proof that I’m crazy, and 2) proof that I spend way too much time analyzing children’s television. But the part of my brain that is a Kindergarten teacher won’t let the issue go....more
I actually like Sesame Street for a number of reasons.  I don't like animated shows that aren't ...more