Special Needs Motherhood: Why does this have to be so hard?
Motherhood | Special Needs

Special Needs Motherhood: Why does this have to be so hard?

My son woke up at 3:30 this morning, his brain ready for the day. He called me in and immediately began talking about chameleons – their habitats, their care in captivity, their coloring, about all the things chameleon. My eyes were barely open. 3:30 AM came way too soon. And through the groggy haze, I…

A Real Life Look At Curriculum For Children With Special Needs
Homeschooling | interest led learning | Learning Differences

A Real Life Look At Curriculum For Children With Special Needs

I am sharing a look at curriculum for children with special needs, using our real life 2019 learning plan. This is the time of year when all the family curriculum posts are circulating. I love reading them – I have since we began homeschooling. It’s my favorite – being able to sneak a peek inside…

The Most Effective Way To Transition Back To (Home)School
Homeschooling | interest led learning

The Most Effective Way To Transition Back To (Home)School

I did what I said I would never do again. Years ago, I realized that my boys do best when we maintain our school schedule year-round, with a kind-of relaxed approach to summer learning. I went into this summer fully intending to follow the same formula that has worked for us in the past.  Except…

What Are The Qualifications For Homeschooling A Child With Special Needs?
Homeschooling | IEP

What Are The Qualifications For Homeschooling A Child With Special Needs?

“What Are The Qualifications For Homeschooling A Child With Special Needs?” It’s a question I am asked all the time.  “Aren’t you worried that you are keeping him from really getting the help he needs?” “You don’t want your son to miss out on the professional help the school system provides.” “How can you possibly…

Hands On History For Children With Learning Differences
Hands-On Learning | Homeschooling

Hands On History For Children With Learning Differences

Hands on history has been the very best way to help my children with learning differences really grasp historical perspectives and events. This is an example of why it works so well.  Both of my boys are history buffs. They love the stories, the battles and the idea of living in a time nothing like…