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Today is a special day and I want to take the time to wish every Mom, whether she has given birth or not, a Happy Mother's Day! If you have ever loved a child, cleaned puke at 2am, listened to the Wiggles in the car on a road trip, etc then you are a mom.… Continue reading

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Homeschooling: What you need to know in Alabama

According to Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), Alabama is a moderately easy state to homeschool in. Basically, all that you are required to do is join a church/cover school when your child turns six. That cover school then reports to your local superintendent that your child is enrolled in their school and you're good for… Continue reading Homeschooling: What you need to know in Alabama

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Who Do I Put In My Tree?

This question is asked a lot on Facebook by adoptees and nonadoptees for different reasons. The simple answer is whoever YOU feel belongs there as long as it's historically accurate. If you have no interest in putting your biological family on there, there's no reason you should. You can focus on the family you know… Continue reading Who Do I Put In My Tree?

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The Story is Everything

I'm sure that you are wondering what I'm talking about. Genealogy, of course! If you can, add true stories about your ancestors. Some of my favorite ancestors have come alive thanks to other family members adding interesting tidbits to the profile. Newspaper clippings are also great, but written memories are so much more personal and… Continue reading The Story is Everything