When The Child Who Needs Structure Fights It The Most

I hear it all the time. Every doctor, every therapist, every educator... At some point in discussing my youngest son's learning differences and special needs, every expert has made the same generalized recommendation, with varying degrees of concern and judgement. He needs structure. For a child with his level of differences, he needs structure to know that he can depend on the routine, even...Read More
Harry Potter Solar System Activity #homeschool #homeschooling #kidsactivity

Harry Potter Solar System Activity (with free bonus printable)

My youngest is obsessed, y'all. For reals. Harry Potter and all things Harry Potter have completely taken over around here. We are listening to the books, again, on audio in the car for the 4th time. He is saving his money to collect every Harry Potter collectible around. He quotes the books as part of our everyday conversation. My boy is all in. I...Read More
Homeschooling High School: When It's Time For More #homeschool #homeschoolmom #apologia #highschool

Homeschooling High School: When It’s Time For More

My oldest son turns 15 next week. 15. I can hardly believe it, and yet, I see the reality right in front of me every single day. My boy is quickly turning into a man. He has shown so much growth over the course of the last year, socially, emotionally and academically. I am so grateful for him and this progress, I can hardly...Read More
Learning with Paper Airplanes 5 Steps for Easy Hands-On Learning #kidsactivities #homeschool #homeschooling #homschoolmom

Learning With Paper Airplanes: 5 Steps for Easy, Hands-On Fun

It's Friday. And not just any Friday. It's our first Friday Fun-Day.  If you have no idea what that means, it's OK. Friday Fun-Days are simply my attempt to get our act together around here and have some fun while we do it. I am super excited to introduce you to the very first of 52 activities I will be sharing each Friday this year....Read More
Friday Fun-Days 52 Weeks of Activities #homeschool #homeschoolmom #handsonlearning #kidsactivities

Friday Fun-days: 52 weeks of Easy For Mom Activities

It's the beginning of 2018. After a scary end to last year, the honest truth is I am a complete mess. We have to get back to school next week. We need the routine. We need the dependability. We need the learning (don't ask me how behind my youngest son is after all the hospital stays). I know we need to get back on...Read More