The Easiest Way To Get Back On Track

We were doing so well. After weeks of meltdowns and summer heat... After a loss of any real routine or structure... After barely making it through the transition to back to school.... We were doing so well. It was amazing. Then both of my boys came down with back to back viruses that strongly resembled the flu. And just like that, we were a...Read More

Hands-On Science For Older Kids

It was clear, before we even began homeschooling, that my boys learn best by 'doing.' Hands-on activities have been an essential element of our learning for seven years now. But, as my sons get older (now eleven and fourteen - read middle and high school, whaaaaat?) finding age appropriate, hands-on activities has become more and more difficult. In my experience, there are thousands of...Read More

Special Needs Motherhood Is Messy

My son and I watch the show, Dirty Jobs, every night as a way to wind down before bedtime. He loves it. I love it. It works for us. Last night, he looked at me in the middle of the show and said, "You don't get paid, so Mike Rowe couldn't come here. But you have a really dirty job." I smiled and agreed....Read More