For The Mom Who Won’t Be Sending A Holiday Letter This Year
Homeschooling | Motherhood

For The Mom Who Won’t Be Sending A Holiday Letter This Year

I opened the first one last week. A sweet holiday card with a folded up piece of themed paper tucked inside. Before unfolding, I took a deep breath. These letters are tough sometimes. I love hearing the updates. I enjoy seeing what everyone’s been up to. This year, it’s interesting to see how 2020 has…

The Strength Based Homeschool: A Behind The Scenes Look
Hands-On Learning | Homeschooling

The Strength Based Homeschool: A Behind The Scenes Look

What does a strength based homeschool really look like? Here’s your chance to take a peek! We went to the guitar store last week… Four times. We didn’t buy anything. No, we walked up and down the rows of electric guitars. My son explained to me the difference between the styles, the electronics within and…

5 Fun and Easy Ways To Homeschool Through The Holidays
Hands-On Learning | Homeschooling

5 Fun and Easy Ways To Homeschool Through The Holidays

Stay sane and have a little fun as you homeschool through the holidays. These are five ways to make it educational and enjoyable! All month long, in an attempt to figure out our 2020 Thanksgiving plans, my boys and I have been watching Thanksgiving cooking videos on YouTube. This will be the very first year…

The Holidays, Extended Family And Your Child With Special Needs
Special Needs

The Holidays, Extended Family And Your Child With Special Needs

The holiday season can be one of the most difficult times of the year for special needs families. Travel, different routines, extended family and your child with special needs are not always a good mix. This is our story. Another mom asked me last week if I have any memories of tough times with my…

For The Mom Who Feels Like She’s Lost Control Of Her Child
Homeschooling | Motherhood | Sensory Processing Disorder

For The Mom Who Feels Like She’s Lost Control Of Her Child

I’ve been there. I totally get it. This is for the mom who feels like she’s lost control of her child. When my child started to meltdown, in the middle of Target, I was acutely aware of all the people staring at us. It was ugly – like really, really ugly. He was hitting me,…

10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Help A Resistant Learner
Homeschooling | Learning Differences

10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Help A Resistant Learner

This is what you can do right now to help a resistant learner.  There is no way I could’ve possibly tracked how many pencils my son has broken over the years.  Let’s just say a lot, OK? It’s his go-to method of shutting down whatever it is we are working on. I honestly think he…