5 reasons I have the Luxury to Sleep in. Can you afford it?

On a typical day, I get up when I feel like it.  As of late, that falls between 9:30 and 10.  My baby girl will sometimes be snuggled next to me, and my other children will likely be lounging in their beds.  No one except my husband and sometimes, my youngest son, is an early […]

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6 Really Stupid Things to Say to a Homeschooling Mom!

After 15 years of homeschooling, nothing anyone says or asks me concerning it surprises me anymore; but, that has not always been the case.  I don’t sweat the questions or negativity from strangers anymore, that’s because I spent years prior having to stand trial.  My judges were family and close friends, but I don’t blame […]

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I Don’t Like You– and that’s okay!

Let me tell you about my mama, she is one of the most endearing people you’ll ever meet.  She’s sweet, kind, sensitive, loving and will give you the duds right off her back.  She’s a saint; people who who know my mother personally will attest to that.  They might also divulge that her home is […]

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Better Parenting: When it’s better to give money instead!

With the passing of one of the biggest holidays of the year, children across the country were graced with an abundance of new items: everything from toys, electronics, super-gadgets, clothes, shoes, and just about every other thing their little hearts could fancy, waiting for them Christmas morning, probably under a decked out tree!  Now, that […]

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Self Care: 7 People You Just Can’t Help

“You’re a Queen Mother,” he told me, “inside of you is a medicine that will help many people!”  Those were the words of the Ghanaian Shaman with whom I met to give me insight into my life’s path.  I cried—not just because of that, but because he also spoke about my grandmother, with whom I […]

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Please Don’t Go There! What happens when mothers Compete.

Oh, the wonderful world of Competition-Land—have you visited lately? It’s a special place where mothers gather, in groups of at least two or more, to do the male equivalent of the penis swing; only women don’t have penises, which makes it even more annoying and  bizarre. Today, while I sat waiting for one of my children […]

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5 Reasons You Might Need to Apologize to Your kids!

If you know me, and we’ve ever had a real conversation about my children, it’s probably come up that over the years, I’ve often had to apologize to them a lot, for a whole host of things.  I accepted early on my slim chance of ever attaining mother of any year, and decided instead to […]

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The Journey to Non-traditional Parenting

About ten years ago, my entire family was sure I’d lost my mind—even more!   They never really thought I was a “normal” one to begin with, but when I told them how I planned to homeschool my son, that was all the confirmation they needed to be finally and unequivocally sure!  “Kisha is crazy as […]

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Lost Child, Strong Will, Right Path!

She was screaming, more like sobbing, while calling out my name.  I could hear her from all the way inside my neighbor’s home—I think we were in the living room, although I’m not really sure. Neither don’t I remember how long I’d been there, or what we were playing. She had a little girl, I guess […]

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