On Denial, Hope and Parenting A Child With Special Needs #specialneeds #mentalillness #specialneedsmom #parenting

On Denial, Hope And Parenting A Child With Special Needs

One week, I was telling my son's doctor how great he was doing. The next, paramedics were at our house loading my child into an ambulance. The week after that, I was on the phone with his therapist, trying to sort it all out. "Have I just been in denial?" I asked, not really certain I wanted to know the answer (because, you know,...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
When Waiting is The Only Option (special needs motherhood) #specialneeds #chronicillness #specialneedsmom

When Waiting Is The Only Option (special needs motherhood)

I sat, holding my son's cold hand, praying without many words. Please. Help him. Heal him. Please. Help. After several days of increasing pain and stomach trouble, I finally made the decision to take my boy into the ER. I wanted to take him sooner, but the doctor told me he wasn't in immediate danger. He told me to wait it out. So I...Read More
The Best Thing About Completing A Mid-Year Homeschool Assessment #homeschooling #homeschool #homeschoolmom

The Best Thing About Completing A Mid-Year Homeschool Assessment

I absolutely cannot believe we are past Christmas and on the slippery slope to New Years. The last few months have been a haze of doctors and health concerns that have thrown us completely off track. Our daily routines are almost nonexistent at this point and truth be told, I cannot remember the last time we did every single thing on our learning lists...Read More