It's (Not) a Scandal: Watch Demetria Lucas Interview Kerry Washington

Demetria Lucas, A Belle in Brooklyn, took to the main stage at BlogHer '14 and interviewed Kerry Washington, Emmy-nominated actress, activist, and mom. These two women brought down the house. Their stellar personalities played so well off one another on stage, asking and answering the questions fans wanted to know....more

First and Third Grade, Here We Go!

Despite the fact that summer-like temperatures are finally rolling into our area, our summer ended today. The boys went back to school, starting first and third grades. First and third grades ....more

Training for the Columbus Half Marathon: It’s a Family Thing

The Columbus Marathon is in 62 days, or 2 months and 1 day from today. I have 9 weeks left to train for the Columbus Half Marathon as I just finished my seventh week of training. This week the boys joined the Columbus Marathon weekend FUN when I registered them for the Highlights Kids Run ....more

Sunday Links: August 17, 2014

I started out on Monday with full intent to share all of the amazing posts I read on the web in a weekly round up post, like I used to do regularly. And then this week happened, and everyone wrote all of the amazing things. All of the deeply important things ....more

The Ups and Downs

I got my first bike when I turned five. Purple, a rainbow on the seat, and rainbow colored streamers; it was the bike dreams were made of. I still remember the absolute glee I felt upon receiving that gift for my fifth birthday ....more

I’m Always Gonna Have an Opinion

In 2006, when an article about our family ran on MSNBC thus exposing us to the national news, one male blogger accused me of being a racist. He pointed out that I was a white woman with a white husband and another white baby who gave her black baby to a white woman with another white baby. He said some pretty derogatory things, none of which were based in truth; none of which covered the full story ....more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Boating Weekend

I felt really guilty about leaving them for the weekend. No, no, that’s not right. I still feel really guilty about leaving them for the weekend ....more

Our Genie Is Gone

I don’t follow celebrities. I’ve never been much into the celebrity scene, save for a couple of years in middle school when I bought Tiger Beat and plastered the inside of my second closet with glossy posters of the pretty people who graced my television and movie screens. (I wasn’t allowed to hang things on my bedroom walls, hence the closet.) I’ve never been deeply saddened by the loss of a celebrity ....more

Training for the Columbus Half Marathon: Getting It Done

The Columbus Marathon is in 69 days, or 2 months and 8 days from today. I have 10 weeks left to train for the Columbus Half Marathon as I just finished my sixth week of training. My back feels better ....more

Back to School: 8 Homeschool Blogs to Inspire Your Home Classroom

It's mid-August (OMG), and everyone is busy getting ready for back-to-school. Pencils purchased, clothing sale racks cleaned out, and everyone's itching to start a new year—including our homeschooling parents. In addition to making sure they've got all the stuff they need for schooling, they face the additional task of curriculum and, you know, teaching. This group of eight homeschool bloggers prepares to ring the bell. School is about to be in session, y'all. They've got this. ...more
I like Project-based Homeschooling.