Category Archives: Politics/Society

Aren’t You Worried About Their Socialization?

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"How will they learn to get on with other kids?" "How can you stand being cooped up all day like that?" "Aren’t you worried about their socialization?" Those are the questions I’m asked the most by those unfamiliar with homeschooling. I can’t say that I fault them; before I began researching homeschooling as an educational […]

Why I Homeschool

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My husband, Chris, and I first entertained the idea of homeschooling while I was still pregnant with my firstborn. I spent the years leading up to preschool researching about the different methods and curricula. I preschooled Liam at home as a sort of dry run; now he’s in second grade and his four-year-old brother, Ewan, […]

Little Miss Feminist

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Photo: © Rita Fiorentino Earlier this summer, the owner of my kids’ Taekwondo school sent us an e-mail. It said: I’d like to sponsor Katie for The Little Miss contest in our town. What would you think? I think she would be great! Can I have your permission to ask her? It was hard at […]

Remember the Fallen

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Memorial Day is, of course, a day that pays tribute to those men and women who have lost their lives serving our country as military personnel. Memorial Day was officially declared a day of remembrance by General John Logan in 1868 as an official salute to those fallen soldiers who paid the ultimate price of […]

Who Reincarnated the Electric Car?

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I may not be a tree hugger, but I can envision a future beyond the middle of next week. And I’m always in favor of saving a buck or two whenever possible. Conversely, I’m reluctant to sacrifice style – along with tens of thousands of dollars – for a hybrid that is relatively attractive but […]

September 11, 2006

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Just how the Grandparents and parents of some of us older folks claim they know the precise moment that John F. Kennedy was shot and what they were doing down to the detail of whether they were sitting or standing, the same holds true for our generation and the events of September 11, 2001. I […]

Special Needs of the Gifted Child

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When we think of a child with special needs, we tend to think of a child who is autistic, has ADHD or suffers with dyslexia. Rarely does the gifted child come to mind. I don’t particularly like the term “gifted”, nor does my 8-year-old son. It carries with it a stigma, one that separates him […]

Dancing Between the Party Lines

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When it comes to politics, it seems that I have to watch where I step when it comes to forming a concrete opinion as to whether I am for one major party or the other. You see, I was raised a “Republican” because my father was in “big business”, and I never really questioned the […]