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Refusing to Blink: savoring the season of childhood


Exactly this.

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If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times.

“Enjoy every minute.”

“They’ll be grown before you know it.”

“It goes by so fast.”

In my pre-motherhood days, I thought these were just the sentimental musings of people who were either being dramatic or who couldn’t think of anything else to say and so they just made the token grandparent statements they’d heard other people make.

At one time, it even frustrated me. After being encouraged yet again not to get in a tizzy about dishes and housekeeping because I’d have plenty of time for those things when the kids grew up, I thought to myself “Lady, I am cherishing my children, okay, but I can’t just sit and look at them all day long! At some point, I HAVE to do the dishes…”

But that was just my hormones talking; if I was being more honest with…

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Attention all Secular Homeschooling Bloggers!!


Keeping this in mind!

N.A.S.H. - National Alliance of Secular Homeschoolers

N.A.S.H. is looking for submissions to our blog! As a guest contributor you will have a by-line and a link to your own blog.

Requirements are that you be a secular homeschooler and that your blog is/can be related to secular homeschooling.

You may blog on any topic you’d like as long as it is written for a secular homeschooling audience.

Submissions can be sent to:

Include in your submission your blog link so that if your post is selected, we can attack your link in the guest post.

There is no deadline. This is an on-going offer.

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The Tangled Web We Weave


I can’t count how many times people question the socialization aspect of home schooling. It always seems to be the first response when I say I homeschool my children. This is an honest post dealing with that.

What About Socialization?

People are always concerned about my homeschooled children not getting enough socialization or not getting the appropriate socialization.  It is assumed they will all grow up to be socially inept adults with no idea how to socialize.  I somehow think the chance of them learning socially awkward skills has more to do with me (an introvert) being their mom than it has a to do with them being homeschooled.  So I suppose the odds are stacked against them since they are homeschooled by me.

However, against all odds, all indications point to them not only knowing how to aptly socialize, but they seem to flourish in social settings.  Some of them have been told on more than one occasion by different adults that those adults can tell they were homeschooled because they socialize so well.  This is totally counter to what I hear from people up until that magical moment that someone…

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Chili’s retracts it’s fundraiser to support Autism Association which potentially links Autism to vaccines


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After an outcry of “dislike” on its Facebook page, Chili’s has decided to discontinue its Autism Awareness Month fundraiser that was slated to give a portion of proceeds to the  group National Autism Association, which supports vaccine denial and suggests a link between Autism and vaccines, while scientific studies have consistently shown that vaccines do not contribute to Autism.

“While we remain committed to supporting the children and families affected by autism, we are canceling Monday’s Give Back Event based on the feedback we heard from our guests,” was the response from Chili’s on its website.

Chili’s hasn’t announced whether it will choose a different organization yet, but we hope they will consider one of the other options to help those with Autism to choose from.

Faces of Autism Giveaway!


Enter to win some awesome seamless socks!

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How Do I Enter? “Like” us on Facebook and post your favorite photo of your little one on our Facebook wall. Every week in April, we will select a random winner to receive  2 pairs of SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Sensitivity Socks and 1 pair of SmartKnitBIGKids. Additionally, the photo of the winner will be featured on our banner for one week every week during the month of April!
What Do I Do Once the Contest Is Over? On Friday of every week during Autism Awareness Month we will select a random winner and post the name and link to the photo on this post, so be sure to check back at the end of every week!
If your name is posted here, you must email us at to claim your prize within 72 hours or another winner will be chosen.
Contest ends Friday, April 25th. Official rules below.

You may not…

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