Mostly

Mostly I’ve been up to my eyeballs. Detroit? Well. Detroit was the most intense couple of days I’ve spent on purpose.  My days there included at least 8 meetings, but probably more, a new coffee favorite straight from the early 1900s when it used to be a butcher shop, and some very vulnerable hearts. Oh. And a spider and her baby egg sack cooked right into my omlet. The previous words are not a joke. Spiders and baby egg sacks are never welcomed near me. Never.  After Detroit, I came home for less than 48 hours to cook, clean, cook,…

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Which One Are You?

I often feel as if there are only two types of people in this world: this time it has nothing to do with Neil Diamond.  This time I am referring to those with whom absence makes the heart grow fonder, and the other sort: out of sight, out of mind.  Maybe you’re one of these people who doesn’t know which category you fall in, but I’m certain you are one or the other. And Id wager you’re the latter. Like me.  It’s hard for me to try to have a relationship with someone I don’t relate to. If you aren’t…

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Guest Posting: Missing the Good Stuff

Are you goal oriented? If yes, I would probably get you completely. Even if you are abrupt and cut throat about it. If no, I’d like to think I would stay your friend, but really, I won’t understand. It’s not you; it’s me. I am SO goal driven, if I weighed 400 pounds and made it onto the Biggest Loser I would be more focused on winning than changing my life. There’s a good and bad side to all walks of life. To combat this epidemic, I will eat Ben and Jerry’s frozen yogurt. Um, before you nay sayers count…

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It’s Happening

For the last few weeks, some of my kids have been in school, I have been around the office, some kids have been at that very office, some of our teachers have been teaching, and some of my schedule has been schedging- know what I mean.? But today, today we jumped into it all.Homeschool day one- checkTeens in school- checkDinner planned- checkDance class handled- checkSmooched my husband- checkDressed the part- check check Some went wrong. Plenty went right. We realized some things that needed to change, and more importantly we remembered that we need to account for one another. There…

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First Steps In Homeschooling: Your Resources to Getting Started

I know, I KNOW how overwhelming it is to start something as wild as homeschooling. It’s a lifestyle. It’s not like taking a new job or becoming obsessed with a new hobby or pouring every minute into your kids’ extracurricular activity. It’s actually like all of those. Before I scare you off, let me give you a few pointers on the best way I know to get started. 1. Find a friend: Talking homeschool shop with another mother is a great way to get ideas, keep perspective, and avoid frustrations. Co-ops can be a good way to get connected, but…

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The Brewer Home School

We have homeschooled* on and off since my 15 year old was in kindergarten where she began her school career in private school. She is now in public school in an International Baccalaureate (IB) program where she is rockin it. My kids have experienced private school, public school, and public charter school, but we always seem to come back around to homeschooling. I’ll tell you why. You might be thinking we homeschool because we are scared of the people at public school. You may be thinking we homeschool because public schools just can’t teach my type of kids. Or you…

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I’m a Rebel, Dottie

I was flipping through Pinterest one day and came across a DIY blog that had a well  written author and cute ideas. I saved the blog to my bookmarks.  This morning, when I woke at five because my internal clock obviously functions on New York time (I don’t have the answers you are looking for), I read my bible, read a devotional, checked my emails, prayed for a few people on my mind, read through my list of blogs in my bookmarks; you know. The yoosh.  So this new blog, which has decidedly been removed from my list, hasn’t made…

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Accountability Is Not For Suckers

The best part about besties is the accountability. I love love LOVE that when I am going through something, or need some motivation, my besties call on me or text me up to see how it’s going. Well, I am looking to all of you to hold me accountable. This place is gonna track my progress (and no doubt some set backs), but I’m agonna run. There, I said it. I put it out there in the blog world that this girl is gonna run. I have a neighbor who is in the same boat as me: too many donuts,…

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