Let’s Talk About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex

By: Nora Lee (Guest Columnist) Yes, you heard me right. Let’s talk about sex.  This is going to get a bit personal… I was a child of parents who never talked about sex. I was taught about menstrual cycles and the anatomically correct name for our bodies in school and from Judy Bloom. When I had […]

Homeschool Comments 101

Homeschool Comments 101

By Tracy Madlener “Yes, I homeschool my kids.  No, I won’t take your kids and homeschool them too!”   When other moms find out I homeschool my kids, it never fails, I get the same comments all the time… “I could never do that!” or “I don’t have the patience.” or “You must be a […]

You Only Get Out Of Life What You Put Into It

You Only Get Out Of Life What You Put Into It

By Amanda Fox There is the long held belief that you can only get out of something what you put into it. When I was kid, my dad used to explain this concept to me by saying If I only had $100 in the bank, they would only let me take $100 out. A few […]

The Separation of Church and State: When Walls Tumble Down

The Separation of Church and State: When Walls Tumble Down

“. . . a republican form of government, in a rule of the people, by the people, and for the people.” ~ US Constitution Hey wait a second! You don’t come to Spicie for civics lessons, but this is a lesson that does apply to not only women, but men. The separation of church and […]

Shhh… The Secret World of the Everyday Homeschooler

Shhh… The Secret World of the Everyday Homeschooler

By: Tracy Madlener Psst… over here… Yes you!… lean in a little closer, I’ve got the lowdown for you about a little enigma called, homeschool.  Yeah, that’s right.  Homeschool.  Shhhh!  Just saying the word homeschool evokes a sense of not being able to see what’s behind the closed doors.  What are they doing?  How many […]

Personal Safety Tips For Women On Campus

Personal Safety Tips For Women On Campus

By: Heather Jabusch   One in four women will be sexually assaulted during their four years of college according to The Women’s Personal Safety Network. As a woman that lived on campus, I can remember being nervous on college grounds. Simple tasks like returning from a late night at the library or walking back to […]

The most significant women in technology

The most significant women in technology

Quick – name some of the most innovative people in the world of technology! Just name some people you know of in the tech world. The odds are every name that came to mind was a man. The odds are you reeled off names like Bill Gates,  Steve Jobs or any of the leaders in […]

Thinking Outside of “School in a Box”

Thinking Outside of “School in a Box”

By: Tracy Madlener What do you think of when you hear the words alternative education?  Do you visualize zombie type children being taught in a cold, dark cave by alien lizard creatures?  Or is it the perception of those who can’t fit in with the rest of the norm?  Does the word alternative leave you […]

The #1 Secret To Successfully Homeschooling Your Kid

By: Tracy Madlener If you’re reading this, it’s because you’re either a homeschool parent that is resourceful and confident, wondering what does this person writing this article know about homeschooling and/or, the title caught your eye. Maybe you’re a curious parent and are sick and tired of the traditional school-in-a-box ways and wonder if you […]