It’s summertime. Around here, that means a lighter school schedule, visits to the beach and easy science activities that my boys can do on their own (outside of course!). It also means that I am planning for our new school year. I know the planning part of homeschooling is not for everyone – but it’s… Continue reading Homeschooling High School: What should I do about Math?
A few weeks ago, I shared that we were getting a psychiatric service dog for my 11-year-old son. For the past few months, I have openly shared the different therapies and interventions we employ for both my sweet boys. For three years, I have tried to explain, as best I can while still protecting some shred… Continue reading Does My Child Really Need These Treatments, Therapies and Interventions?
I prep for our summer break every year. Fun activities, new learning plans, field trips and small getaways – I organize and plan, hoping for some sense of summer order and fun. And every single year, what I inevitably forget to factor in is the simple fact that summer, and all of its heat, bugs,… Continue reading Summer Sensory Hacks For Kids (and their moms too!)
We don’t get out much. Between the various needs of my family, and the fact that my husband and are complete homebodies, it’s just not really our season for travel. We may be home, a lot, but we also love learning about the world. My boys are fascinated, and always have been, by other cultures and… Continue reading Traveling The World At Home
I really like to write. But the truth is, I LOVE to talk. Fortunately, I have been able to gab with some of my favorites! For your convenience, here are all the podcasts I have had the privilege of being a part of – all in one place! Podcasts Featuring Shawna from Not The Former Things… Continue reading Podcasts with Shawna Wingert – Not The Former Things
I have a close friend who lives just down the street. She sees more of our day to day stuff than any other person outside my husband and me. She brings wine or food or both. She doesn’t flinch when I have to leave her sitting on the couch for the 14th time to go help… Continue reading What I Wish You Could See
I volunteered in the school library when my son was in second grade. I loved it. The weekly trip to the library was kind-of a big deal for my son’s class and he loved seeing me there in the middle of his school day. The first time I really understood the allure of Harry Potter… Continue reading Harry Potter Has Taken Over Our Homeschool