14 Important Ways To Help A Struggling Anxious Reader
Homeschooling | Struggling Reader

14 Important Ways To Help A Struggling Anxious Reader

My son is twelve years old. I clearly remember him in his sweet little preschool classroom at four years old. He loved the arts, the crafts, the playtime and the other children. But the letters, the writing his name, the sounds? Not so much. Even back then, it was obvious that reading was not his…

What You Need To Do When Your Child Has Differences
Homeschooling | Motherhood | Special Needs

What You Need To Do When Your Child Has Differences

This is the very best advice I can possibly share. This is what you need to do when your child has differences. I began watching a docu-series on YouTube last week, all about different families raising children with varying differences and special needs. The single mom with three kiddos on the spectrum. The 18 year…

An Elementary Ocean Life Book Perfect For Interest-Led Science
Homeschooling | interest led learning

An Elementary Ocean Life Book Perfect For Interest-Led Science

I want to introduce you to an ocean life book perfect for interest-led science. My boys love it! It is rare to find homeschooling resources that perfectly align with your children’s interests and fit into your family dynamic. In fact, in our ten years of learning at home, I can only think of a handful…

What It’s Really Like When Your Child Is Below Grade Level
Dyslexia | Homeschooling

What It’s Really Like When Your Child Is Below Grade Level

I know it shouldn’t matter so much, but the truth is, my child isn’t at grade level and it’s really difficult sometimes.  “He is reading at a first-grade level now,” I said to the doctor, holding my breath. “What?” she said with a mix of surprise and concern. “At his age?” I paused for a…

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…

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…