Homeschool Mom Life: I’m Either Freaked Out Or Checked Out!
Homeschooling | Motherhood | Survival Mode

Homeschool Mom Life: I’m Either Freaked Out Or Checked Out!

Sometimes homeschooling can make even the most experienced of us a little crazy. For example, I find that one of my greatest homeschool mom life difficulties  involves the endless pendulum swing between feeling freaked out about my sons’ education or totally checked out. Let me explain… Another homeschool mom and I were talking about how…

What It’s Really Like When Your Child Has An IEP
Learning Differences | Special Education At Home | Special Needs

What It’s Really Like When Your Child Has An IEP

It often surprises people to learn to homeschoolers can also have IEP’s through their school districts. This is our story. This is what it’s really like when your child has an IEP. I recently completed a mid-year IEP meeting for my youngest son. It went about as well as it could go. And it was…

Depression and Mothers Of Children With Special Needs
Depression | Survival Mode

Depression and Mothers Of Children With Special Needs

The truth is, you are not alone. Depression and mothering a child with special needs often go hand in hand. It’s been coming on for a while now. And with good reason. The list of diagnoses and medicines. The boys’ meltdowns and anxiety attacks. The constant hypervigilance. The lack of sleep. The loss of any…

14 Outstanding Resources For Homeschooling Children With Learning Differences
Homeschooling | Special Education At Home

14 Outstanding Resources For Homeschooling Children With Learning Differences

“I can’t seem to find anyone who homeschools their child. My son is 13 and is autistic and epileptic. I have never met anyone else in similar situation.  I feel so alone and don’t know if I’m doing anything right.  I have nothing to compare it to and no help at all. Any ideas. Thank…

What Interest-Led Learning Really Looks Like
Hands-On Learning | Homeschooling

What Interest-Led Learning Really Looks Like

Today, I’m giving you a peek inside our homeschool. This is what interest-led learning really looks like! My children are both wildly different. My oldest is a thirteen year old, self-professed computer geek with a strong interest in physics, non-fiction and occasionally, reptiles. My youngest is ten, energetic and delighted with any fictional account of…

Understanding My Child’s Learning Differences
Dyslexia | Homeschooling | Learning Differences

Understanding My Child’s Learning Differences

I am only now, nine years into this homeschooling thing, really beginning to understand my child’s learning differences. It has been worth taking the time to really learn what he needs and why. My youngest son was in preschool for two and half years. He loved it. Except when they colored letters, wrote their names,…