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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 strength. He has struggled with […]

Ten Things We Don’t Do To Celebrate Christmas

I have been feeling the pressure for a while now. It was subtle at first. Like a vague feeling of stress, mixed with the whisper that I am forgetting something. Then, as the holiday season progressed, it grew. The shopping, the wrapping, the traditions, the parties – the holiday season is in full force.     This morning, I woke […]

Am I Spoiling My Child or Accommodating His Special Needs?

It’s a question I ask myself constantly. “Am I spoiling my child?” Last week, I sat on yet anther couch and prepared myself for whatever the therapist had to say. She has been working with my son for a few months, I am not involved at all in their sessions. (This is social skills therapy and apparently, moms aren’t really […]

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 old girl with significant learning […]

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 real personal time. And, the […]

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 adventure, with strong interests in […]