Hiring Essay Writers in College: Is It Ethical?

Most, if not all U.S. presidents have or have had speech writers at some point or, at least teams of people who help formulate coherent thoughts and offer creative suggestions as to how to express them in public. Nowadays, it is not at all uncommon for business executives to hire ghost writers. I happen to [ keep reading ]

Let the Homeschool Planning Begin!

I can hardly believe I have just completed my 15th year of homeschooling. That’s pretty amazing given the fact that when my husband first mentioned homeschooling to me as a 25-year-old mother of two, I told him he was crazy, that it wasn’t a real thing or if it was, it couldn’t possibly be legal [ keep reading ]

I Don’t Envy My Children

Quite often, something will happen that causes me my heart to ache when thinking about the world of my children, the world where they will be (and several already are) adults. This is a world where parents are afraid to parent because some outside government force may invade their privacy, reprimand, penalize or sanction them [ keep reading ]

Where Have All the Children Gone?

I was recently driving home with several of my kids our van when, as I passed through a part of our community about 8 miles from our home in the woods, it struck me as odd that although I was in the “busy” part of town, there were no children to be seen. I asked [ keep reading ]

Shouldn’t All Children’s Best Interests Be Considered?

It’s been a rough week, politically, in our nation. That seems to be par for the course these days, however. This week was different though, because the topic of contention pertained to children. Whether or not you’re a parent, thinking of children suffering typically evokes strong emotion. Noone wants children to suffer except those who [ keep reading ]

The Timeless Relevance of Beatles Music

I recently watched an episode of James Corden Carpool Karaoke that featured Paul McCartney as the special guest. It was truly my favorite spot, ever. I’m a big fan of Carpool Karaoke because I find it highly entertaining to see celebrities who are willing to be down to earth and silly for a few moments, [ keep reading ]

How Many Deaths Will It Take to Make Us Focus on Mental Health?

Following the birth of my second child, began slipping into post-partum depression. I had a 2-year-old at the time and my husband was working 16-hour days on an ill-timed project. My son was born during the school year making it difficult for my mother who worked for a school system to be available to be [ keep reading ]

Being a Together Mom Is Sometimes Just Smoke and Mirrors

I am pretty active in my neighborhood community. I am a stay at home mom, but I am not a mom that can stay at home where my only task is to take care of our home and entertain our children. As I tend to do, I have overcommitted myself in many different ways within [ keep reading ]

Will You Be Wearing a Fanny Pack This Summer?

It is amazing how fashion cycles repeat themselves.  This spring we were shopping for groceries at Walmart and we swung by the shoe department to grab some flip flops for pool season. My girls spotted some jelly shoes and begged me to buy them. The crazy thing is I had jellies when I was five [ keep reading ]

Tricks to Keep Gardening Affordable

Stereotypically, women are accused of spending lots of money on clothes, shoes, accessories and other personal care needs. I do not fit into that stereotype. I am pretty frugal, but when it comes to spending money on plants, I have a problem. When spring hits, I am eager to see bright beautiful flowers and plants [ keep reading ]

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