Why I'm following Common Core for our Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschooling is a big undertaking and there are a lot of decision that must be made from your teaching method to your curriculum to extracurriculars to enrichment classes.  It’s a lot to think about, contemplate and making big decisions is not something I’m really good at.  I’m constantly thinking about things from every angle and contemplating every possible scenario....more

Dear Spouses of Stay at Home Parents,

 Imagine receiving an email that says something like:“Attn:...more

We're Just not "School" People...

It’s been a long summer.  8 weeks in, we accomplished less than I expected but we did make one major decision.  After three years, three programs and three schools in two countries, we came to a conclusion: we’re just not “school” people....more

Picking a Dance Studio for a Budding Ballerina or Dancing Diva

As parents start getting ready for back to school, it’s also the time when many parents start looking at and enrolling in extracurricular activities.  I’m not the type of mommy who puts my kids in tons of after school activities, but I am really particular about where I put my kids....more

The Safest Place for the Tiniest Travelers

I don't believe in changing ones lifestyle once children arrive, you adjust and go on with it.  Since having children, we have been avid travelers, even seeing more than we ever did before adding three kids to our lives.  We take every opportunity we can to see new things, travel and share the world with our children.  My daughters have been to 27 different countries and we are always looking to add more (read about all the places we've been and all the things we've seen)...more

But what about the women who WANT to have babies?

With all the news lately about “women’s issues” and women’s rights, there is an important point that is severely lacking attention and leaving me feeling frustrate, saddened and even angry....more
TerriLynnMerritts Unfortunately your story is similar to many American women, except you had the ...more

My First NaBloPoMo (It's about time!)

This month I decided to join the NaBloPoMo challenge for the first time....more

A Baby on Board: When and How to Share with Siblings

A lot of parents wonder when the best time to share a pregnancy with their young children is.  For me, it’s always been right away.  There are a few main reasons people use when they say it’s better to wait but I personally believe the concerns people have are actually reasons to share sooner.  Here are my thoughts on it:...more

Big Hopes for 'Big Ballet'

I just finished watching the first episode of Big Ballet, Ovation network’s newest mini-series which chronicles a former Royal Ballet dancer’s mission to stage Swan Lake using ballet dancers that are considered too large for the mainstream ballet world.  I have to say: I’m hooked and can’t wait for the next episode!...more