The Ultimate Guide To Hands-On Learning Activities #handsonlearning #homeschool #homeschoolmom

My Ultimate Guide To Hands-On Learning Activities

It's been eight weeks since I made the commitment to complete one hands-on activity with my son every week. I share them with you here, every Friday, in the hopes that it might take some of the workload and guesswork out of your busy days. I have heard from so many of you - you are grateful, kind and wonderful. I can't tell you...Read More
What Interest-Led Learning Really Looks Like #homeschool #interestled #handsonlearning #homeschoolmom

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 geology, gemstones and occasionally, reptiles. My oldest is on the autism spectrum, and has debilitating sensory issues that get in the...Read More
When Your High Schooler Is Woefully Behind In Writing #homeschoolhighschool #homeschoolmom #homeschoolcurriculum

When Your High Schooler Is Woefully Behind In Writing

My fifteen-year-old son started taking classes, part-time, at a local private school this year. It's been a wonderful addition to his education. He has explored world history and cultures, art, and is even taking a philosophy class. His teachers have been unanimously impressed with his intellect, his ideas and his overall ability to reason. The one struggle he has had, in any subject that...Read More
The Best Advice I Have Ever Heard About Parenting A Child With ADHD #adhd #homeschoolingwithadhd #adhdparenting #specialneeds #specialneedsmom

The Best Advice I Have Ever Heard About Parenting A Child With ADHD

Years ago, when my sons were toddlers, I had lunch with a good friend who was a special education teacher. We had gone to school together and although I made the decision to leave the special education classroom early on, she stayed and had been teaching for almost ten years. Over a salad and bread sticks, we talked about how different the classroom really...Read More
How To Create A Test Your Child Will Love To Take #homeschooltesting #homeschool #homeschoolmom #handsonlearning #kidsactivities

How To Create A Test Your Child Will Love To Take

When we made the decision to homeschool, I immediately noticed one significant benefit - no more test anxiety. My son stressed constantly about his next test, and then the next. Every Thursday night was a disaster, as we studied for his weekly, Friday morning spelling test. Never mind the annual week of standardized testing. It seemed endless, for me and for my son. Homeschooling...Read More