Can Homeschooling Work for You?

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From our friends at Mamiverse!

When the idea of homeschooling my kids was first introduced to me, I totally balked. Images of socially backwards children with big glasses and crooked teeth flooded my mind.

So you can imagine my surprise to learn that in 2007, homeschooling was on the rise, and there were more than 1.5 million children being homeschooled in America. In fact, from 2001 to 2009, a U.S. Department of Education study found that homeschooling had grown by 77 percent! Today, homeschooling has become a mainstream educational alternative.

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Best New Music Recommendations Based on Artists You Already Love

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Naya Rivera Looks Absolutely Stunning

I have never, ever, ever been a fan of pants suits. There is generally nothing attractive about them in my opinion. At least that’s the way I used to feel. Leave it to Naya Rivera to turn my whole opinion upside down. This pants suit is not just sexy, it may be one of the sexiest outfits I’ve ever seen Naya wearing. I mean, she’s just out of control hot in this thing and that makes me happy. Love, love, love this incredibly beautiful, incredibly talented young lady. There aren’t nearly enough photos of her – not by a long shot.

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Happy 3rd Birthday Robert Wilson!

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Name: Robert Ford Wilson

Parents: Owen Wilson & Jade Duell

Date of Birth: January 14, 2011

Siblings: he will become a big brother this year sometime

Facts:

♥ Robert was born on Maui, Hawaii

♥ He weighed 6 lbs & 13 oz at birth

♥ He was named after Owen’s father

♥ His parents call him by his middle name “Ford”

♥ Robert was reportedly born via an all-natural, drug-free, water birth at Owen’s beachfront property

♥ Jade reportedly had two midwives to help her through the delivery

♥ The pregnancy was a well-kept Hollywood secret. Jade’s pregnancy wasn’t revealed until mere days before Robert’s birth

Quotes:

“He’s not, I wouldn’t say, a wonderful conversationalist at this point, but he kind of doesn’t have to be, he’s so cute. He becomes sort of a little scene stealer when he comes in the room. [He's like] Steve McQueen in The Magnificent Seven, where he didn’t have a lot of dialogue — you just kind of gave him the camera and he was able to hold the screen. I feel like Ford is heading in that direction.” – Owen on his then 6-week-old son.

“What they say about newborns, about [the parents] not getting a lot of sleep? That’s true. You look at every place now as a potential nap place … You’ve got to look for your chances to catch up.” – Owen on sleep deprivation.

 

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Halfpiper David Wise: “Anything Is Possible With Perseverance”

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Freestyle skiing champion and family man David Wise is gearing up for the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The first competitions of the Sochi Winter Games on NBC starts February 6th, and runs through February 23rd.

The halfpiper, 23, opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about preparing for the Olympics and some of the greatest lessons he’s learned from training. He goes on to talk about wife Alexandra, their 2-year-old daughter Nayeli, and some of his favorite bonding moments with his baby girl.

CBS: How are you preparing for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi? What is your training schedule like?

DW: “My training right now is a balance of preparing for the Olympic qualifiers on skis, maintaining my strength in the gym, and spending a lot of time visualizing and thinking up new runs and combinations.”

CBS: What is your favorite part about freeskiing in the halfpipe?

DW: “I’ve loved skiing for as long as I can remember, it is fast and free, but what I like about halfpipe in particular is the weightless feeling you experience. Only in a halfpipe can you go straight up in the air, stall, and then come down and land on the same surface that you took off on. That moment, at the apex, is true weightlessness, and for a moment it feels like time stops.”

CBS: Could you tell us about your daughter Nayeli? How old is she and what does she like doing for fun?

DW: “My daughter Nayeli just turned two in October. Jumping on the trampoline is her all time favorite thing to do, but watching movies and family dance parties are close behind.”

CBS: What are some of the highlights of being a dad? Could you share any special memories?

DW: “Being a dad is an amazing experience. It is an equal share of intimidating responsibility, and overwhelming reward. I honestly didn’t know how much love I was capable of till I held my daughter for the first time.

Like any parent I am really proud of all of my daughter’s “firsts.” Her first word (which was ‘dadda’ of course), her first steps, her first phrase (‘oh my goodness’), her first time jumping on the trampoline, and recently her first time on skis, they are all experiences that I will never forget.”

CBS: Does Nayeli like skiing like her daddy? How do you bond with your daughter?

DW: “My wife Alexandra and I have taken Nayeli skiing a couple of times now, and she loves it. They are there at the bottom of a lot of my competitions, and every time Nayeli tells me that wants to go skiing. I love doing activities with my little girl, but reading her books before bedtime is still my favorite way to bond with her.”

CBS: Will Nayeli be cheering you on in Sochi this winter? If so, what does it mean for you to have her there?

DW: “Nayeli will be cheering me on, but it will be from the living room with her grandma. We decided that getting a two-year-old all the way over to Russia for three days just to take her home would be a huge hassle. My wife, my parents, my sisters, and some of my close friends are going to be there, and I know that Nayeli will be screaming, “Go DavvvviiiWwiiizzze” (what she says every time she sees a skier, whether it’s me or not) at the TV.”

CBS: What are some of the values and lessons you’ve learned from your Olympic training that you hope to teach your daughter?

DW: “My skiing career has taught me that anything is possible with perseverance. I was never the most talented at anything growing up, but I had an obsession with improving. I strive to get better every day, even if it is just a little. That mentality has brought me a long way, and I hope it is something that Nayeli learns in her life as well.”

CBS: You and your wife also lead a church youth group. How do you balance everything?

DW: “Helping out with the youth group is definitely something that my wife and I are passionate about, but we spend a lot of time on the road. Fortunately, we have some great fellow leaders that run the youth group while we are away.”

CBS: Are you planning to train and compete in the following winter Olympics as well?

DW: “I have always told myself that I will keep doing this for as long as I truly love it. Right now I am enjoying every minute of this ride, and I don’t foresee myself getting burned out in four years; so hopefully yes.”

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Big Deal Musicians Who Have Surprisingly Never Won Grammys

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When Disney Character Makeovers Transform Hollywood’s A-List

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Olga Kent’s Booty Because It’s Amazing

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This is my second post on Olga Kent today. That said, there is nothing left for me to say other than Goddamn! it doesn’t get much better than this! Enjoy fellas.

         
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5 Stars Who Rocked Giant Engagement Rings at the Golden Globes Last Night

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Are So Domestic These Days

 

Yup, ‘Frozen’ Is Heading to Broadway

Disney CEO Bob Iger says they're "demanding excellence," not speed, in bringing it to the stage.
 

Simon Cowell & Lauren Silverman: Island Shopping

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Simon Cowell is back in the U.K. after spending the past week in St. Barts with his pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman. The pair were last seen out shopping at a pharmacy on Thursday (January 9, 2013). Cameras followed them as they walked back to their private yacht.

The X Factor judge tweeted the next day, “My new year resolutions. Advise not lecture. Listen more than you talk. Happiness is more fun than anger. Forgive and not fester.”

He also said, “Always be kind to kids and animals. Your mum is mostly right. And never dread Mondays. And most people younger than you know more than you.”

According to The Daily Mirror – Cowell did not propose while on vacation.

A friend said, “Simon and Lauren have no plans to marry at the moment. They are just ­concentrating on the safe arrival of their unborn child for the ­foreseeable future. For now, children are the ­priority. Lauren is due to spend lots of quality time with her son Adam in the next few weeks – as she prepares for the birth of her and Simon’s child.

“Simon, meanwhile, is totally focused on becoming a dad for the first time.”

The couple are preparing for the February arrival of their baby boy by renting an ­apartment in Manhattan.

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Reese Witherspoon Bugs Me Sometimes But Other Times? Not So Much.

The worst part about my completely conflicting feelings about Reese Witherspoon? The fact that nothing at all seems to indicate how I’m going to feel about her from one day to the next. Sometimes I’ll like one certain kind of photos of her. Other days I won’t. There’s really no rhyme or reason to it. This time, I’m not crazy over Reese. She looks good but not good enough for me to really get excited over them. They’re good but they’re not great. I guess the fact that they’re at least good should count for something.

Reese Witherspoon Bugs Me Sometimes But Other Times? Not So Much.

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Drew Barrymore’s “Pregnant Pizza After Party”

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Expectant mama Drew Barrymore couldn’t resist her pregnancy cravings after attending the 2014 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night (January 12).

“Post Golden globes pregnant pizza after party !!!!!” the actress captioned the above shot via Instagram. “#waitedallnight #canteatfastenough #mulberrypizzarules.”

Looking fabulous in floral, the expectant mama, 38, looked lovely in a Monique Lhuillier dress, Roger Vivier shoes, an Edie Parker clutch, and Chanel jewelry.

Click here to see all the glamorous maternity fashions at the Golden Globes.

The E.T. actress and husband Will Kopelman, who wed in June 2012, are expecting their second child, a baby girl. They are already parents to daughter Olive, 15 months.

 

Katherine Heigl & Her Premiere Pals

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Mom-of-two Katherine Heigl and her husband, musician Josh Kelley, were all smiles with their 5-year-old daughter Naleigh. The trio rocked the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of The Nut Job on Saturday (January 11).

The Grey’s Anatomy alum, 35, stars in the animated flick – costarring Liam Neeson and Will Arnett - about a squirrel who is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. 

On Wednesday, we spotted Katherine and her elder daughter arriving at LAX.

Katherine and Josh, wed for 6 years, are also parents to 1-year-old daughter Adalaide.

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Jaime Pressly: The Buzz At ‘Nut Job’ Premiere

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Jaime Pressly brought her 6-year-old son Dezi to the Nut Job premiere in Los Angeles, Calif. on Saturday (January 11). The My Name Is Earl actress caused attention with her hairstyle. She had buzzed the side of her head.

Jaime tweeted a photo from inside the theatre and wrote: “Took Dez and friend’s @3stagesofgirl kids to the premier of #TheNutJob and the movie is AWESOME!!”

Her next role will be in the television movie Jennifer Falls.

The story is about a career woman and mother who has to move back with her mom after getting laid off from her high-powered salary job.

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The Best After-Party Pics from the 2014 Golden Globes

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Katy Perry Kicked My Ass

Katy Perry kicked my ass the night before last. I’ve worked a long, hard night tearing down the store I was managing over Christmas and then – boom! Out of nowhere, there’s Katy Perry and she’s enraged. I can’t remember what I said or did to make her angry but boy, was she angry. Her fists were flying, her boobs were bouncing and those eyes – I saw murder in those eyes. Then I woke up, confused and shaken. Now here I am all these days later, looking at these photos and that ass kicking is all I can think about so thank you, subconscious brain. Thanks so much for ruining Katy Perry for me. I hope you’re happy.

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The Most Memorable Moments from the 2014 Golden Globes

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Maternity Style At The Golden Globes

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Baby bumps radiate the red carpet!

Four of our favorite moms-to-be were in attendance at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Sunday (January 12th). In some of the most glamorous maternity fashions of the year, Kerry Washington, Drew Barrymore, Elsa Pataky and Olivia Wilde made pregnancy look amazing.

From floral and shine, to black and white, lets’s look through the evening’s gorgeous maternity gowns. 

Looking fabulous in floral, expectant mama Drew Barrymore donned a Monique Lhuillier dress, Roger Vivier shoes, an Edie Parker clutch, and Chanel jewelry.

Going glam in green, mom-to-be Olivia Wilde wore a Gucci dress, forevermark jewels, an Emm Kuo clutch, and Charlotte Olympia shoes.

Wowing in white, an expectant Kerry Washington debuted her baby bump in a custom Balenciaga gown, Casadei shoes, a Movado watch, Balenciaga clutch, and Fred Leighton jewelry.

Looking beautiful in black, expectant mama Elsa Pataky walked the red carpet alongside her hunky husband, Thor star Chris Hemsworth, in a Paule Ka gown and an EF Collection ring.

Maternity style done right, ladies!

Who was the best dressed mom-to-be at the Golden Globes?

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Who Looked More Bangin’ At The Golden Globes? [Photos]

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Lupita Nyong’o has been the talk of the town this awards season but do you think she killed it at the Golden Globes — or was she outshined by vets Paula Patton and Rashida Jones? If you had to pick one, Who Looked More Bangin’?

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Scuse us Zoe Saldana, are you trying to steal Kerry Washington’s knocked up spotlight?

More photos from the night on the flip.

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Finally!!! Kerry Washington Lets Her Big Ol’ Baby Bump Be Seen On The Golden Globes Red Carpet!

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No more hiding! The rumors have been confirmed at last. Kerry Washington showed up on red carpet for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in full mother-to-be bloom… That bump looks good on her riiiiight?

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Bethenny Frankel’s Smiling Bryn

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Bethenny Frankel’s daughter Bryn was seen out with her dad Jason Hoppy in New York City on Thursday (January 9). The pair smiled as they walked in the chilly weather.

The day before the 3 1/2-year-old was with mom heading to school in the city’s Tribeca neighborhood.

Frankel recently gave a little dig to her ex-husband while interviewing Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger on her talk show.

The Skinnygirl founder said, “I’m certainly not looking, but I would never ever settle again.”

Frankel rang in the new year with her new financier boyfriend Michael Cerussi III in Miami, Florida. Cerussi made headlines when it was reported that back in 2000 – he was accused of rape while a student and frat boy at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. He was expelled – later suing the school and the alleged victim. The suit was ultimately settled.

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Kat Graham Glams It Up

Kat Graham is such a tragically underrated beauty in the eyes of the general public. When people talk about hotties from The Vampire Diaries, they always talk about Nina Dobrev, Candica Accola and the line but no one ever seems to mention the hottest of them all, Miss. Kat Graham. This lady is smoking hot. The other ladies on the show are pretty bit Kat is another level. I love these shots of her too because they show Kat’s versatility when it comes to red carpet looks. She’s somehow managed to pull off looking sexy, sophisticated, young and mature all at the same time. Plus, ya know, she’s super hot.

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5 Things to Know About Sosie Bacon, Tonight’s Miss Golden Globe

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Heidi Klum & Lou: Mommy & Me

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Just the two of us.

Former Victoria’s Secret model Heidi Klum and her youngest child, 4-year-old daughter Lou, stepped out for Starbucks in Brentwood, Calif. on Saturday (January 11). While leaving with some coffees to go, the former supermodel, 40, walked alongside her sweet girl who carried an “I Love Curtis” balloon.

The Project Runway host – who is dating former bodyguard Martin Kirsten – recently said a fifth child will not be in her future. “I don’t think so,” she said of adding to her brood. “Four is great.”

Joking about raising Lou and her older sibs – Leni, 9, Henry, 8, and Johan, 7 – Heidi said, “I’ll sleep when I’m old. I don’t have time for any of that now.”

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