Homeschooling Parents: What You Should Know About the GED Exam

    Earning a high school diploma from an accredited institution means that one has achieved a certain level of proficiency in high school coursework. It’s the minimum credential employers look for and an educational requirement

Happy 1st Blogoversary

Wish us a happy 1st blogoversary. Or rather, wish us a happy belated 1st blogoversary. By ten days. As I was planning out today’s blog, I realized that it was around this time last year that

A Friend’s Betrayal: When Your Child Has Been Hurt

A friend’s betrayal is bad enough when it happens to you, but when it happens to your child, it’s unbearable. You’d do anything to take the pain away but you know that you can’t.

Parenting Advice: How to Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude

“If momma aint happy, ain’t nobody happy. It’s an old saying with timeless wisdom. It’s the theme of many song lyrics, the driving force behind successful memoirs, and a truism of life. When the mom isn’t

Kid Snippets: Kid Fodder For Blah Days

Blah days. Every parent has them. They can come when the weather has been gray and nasty for days. Or a blah day can come unannounced for no reason whatsoever or because you ate

Saying No to Kids for Their Own Good

Saying no to kids, denying them what they want, is one of the most difficult aspects of a parent’s job description. Sometimes it’s difficult because we’d rather please than displease them (think candy before

Boredom Is the Mother of Invention

    Necessity is the mother of invention. The proverb, originating from Plato’s Republic, still rings true after more than two millennium. It’s a mantra, a call to action. When conventional approaches fail, find

Working Together As Parents: When Kids And Their Friends Have Issues

    Kids and their friends get into spats. It’s a fact of life. That leaves parents with two questions When should adults step in to mediate, if at all? How do you handle

Dogs: Decisions, Decisions, and Teens

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but what about teens? Can a dog help teens navigate the stormy waters of adolescence? Or would a dog be just one more responsibility for your teen to

The Measles Outbreak: Reexamining Herd Immunity

The measles outbreak that started at Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, has resulted in more than 90 cases of measles in January alone. Most doctors are seeing this epidemic as a wake-up call to those