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BPA Free is Still TOXIC!

 Some days I wish I didn't enjoy research so much. I do and did buy mostly wood and non toxic toys. But on occasion I allow BPA free items into my home and into the bodies of my dear little ones. Mostly in the form of sippy cups. Not only was BPA replaced with an equally… Continue reading BPA Free is Still TOXIC!

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Real Men Buy Cliff Notes

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” ― Toni Morrison   Since starting this blog two and a half months ago it has taken many turns. At first is was intended to plot, plan and implement what I want my home, life and family… Continue reading Real Men Buy Cliff Notes

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A Part of Me is Missing

Is there a part of you that needs fulfilling and yet can not be fulfilled? There are certain things about myself that are constant. They have been a part of me for the full length of my memories. They are the things that make me smile, that lighten my burdens and even at times make… Continue reading A Part of Me is Missing

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Lost in Time

Do you ever feel you were born in the wrong time? Tonight I lay in bed wishing away my racing mind, when that didn't work I tried to calm it with a book, The Sign of the Four to be exact. Once I realized that a mystery novel would lead me into an all night… Continue reading Lost in Time

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What does “Getting It Right” Sound Like?

Once I set down firmly my plans to homeschool I have been plagued with fear and doubt I would not "get it right". I do not pretend I am alone, quite the opposite. I believe this is an affliction that affects all parents and most likely will never fade. I'm going to share a small… Continue reading What does “Getting It Right” Sound Like?

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Give The Hair Off Your Head

It's that time of year again when I literally give the hair off my head. Once a year I do something that makes me feel good. I usually choose a day that I'm in a rut or feeling a little blue, because this particular act is always a fantastic pick me up. I have a new… Continue reading Give The Hair Off Your Head

Homeschooling, Opinions & Experiences

Fellow Parents I Need Your Help

My daughter brought me "The Hobbit" and asked me to read it to her. Knowing it's too much for her age I asked why she wanted to read it. Her response, "I want to read books like you do, with no pictures". Sounds easy enough, there is a wealth of classic children's literature I could… Continue reading Fellow Parents I Need Your Help

Homeschooling, Opinions & Experiences

I Love Black Women

I do. I Love Black Women. Let me tell you why that matters to you as a parent. When I was 5 years old my 16 year old brother died in a car accident. It broke my family in a way that even 35 years later we still don't understand. My Mother disappeared into her… Continue reading I Love Black Women

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Is Your Child Gifted?

Is Your Child Gifted?Warning: I'm about to tick off the parents of "gifted" children.  Yes. Every single child in this world is gifted.I detest the word, "gifted", it implies "my child has gifts, yours does not". It's usually based on testing, which anyone with a little knowledge of test assessment knows they are flawed instruments and… Continue reading Is Your Child Gifted?

Homeschooling, Opinions & Experiences

Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Institutional Education

Enjoy watching the adults behind her who shift, fidget, cross their arms and look at each other for consolation. I would think a true educator would, despite the confines of mandated curriculum, be proud to have helped create a free thinker for a Valedictorian.