How To Easily Make Current Events An Important Part Of Your Homeschool
Homeschooling

How To Easily Make Current Events An Important Part Of Your Homeschool

If the past year has taught me anything as a homeschool mom, it’s that current events are an essential part of how I help my boys learn. Not only are they naturally concerned about and interested in the world around them, I also value our practice of critical thinking around world events.  The first time…

The Ultimate Guide To Hands-On Homeschooling Activities: Everything You Need To Get Started
Hands-On Learning | Homeschooling

The Ultimate Guide To Hands-On Homeschooling Activities: Everything You Need To Get Started

This ultimate guide to hands-on homeschooling activities includes invaluable resources and tons of inspiration. It’s everything you need to get started! It’s been two years since I made the commitment to complete one hands-on activity with my son every week. I used to share them with you here, every Friday, in the hopes that it…

Doctors, Therapists, And Homeschooling: Who Is The Expert Here?
DIY Therapies | Homeschooling

Doctors, Therapists, And Homeschooling: Who Is The Expert Here?

A few months ago, my son began occupational therapy (again) for difficulties he experiences in writing. We walked into the waiting room and saw a sweet, but very loud toddler awaiting her appointment. There were actual colorful clowns painted on the walls. All of the chairs in the room came up to my son’s knees….

21 Things You Should Know As A Mom In Your First IEP Meeting (real advice from real moms)
Learning Differences

21 Things You Should Know As A Mom In Your First IEP Meeting (real advice from real moms)

If you are a mom headed into your first IEP meeting, please know you are not alone! The following includes crowd-sourced, practical advice, from real moms who have gone before you and are happy to help. For the first time in several years, I sat down in an IEP meeting last Fall. I was overwhelmed,…

The Incredible Value Of Routine And Consistency For Children With Learning Differences
Learning Differences | Motherhood

The Incredible Value Of Routine And Consistency For Children With Learning Differences

My first serious boss, at my first serious job, used to repeat it over and over. It was a mantra to try new approaches, to work harder, to get the job done. A few years later, when I was now the serious boss, I used to say the same thing to my team, expecting creativity,…