We share lots of our day-to-day pictures on Instagram and Facebook. But I have a lot of people ask me how we manage therapy, food allergies, etc., and homeschool. So let me tell you my secret to managing "it all". One day at a time. And no, I don't get "it all" done, whatever "it all" is. So here is a little look into the day-to-day homeschooling … [Read more...]
Twice Exceptional: Giftedness & Special Needs
What is twice exceptional?
The term twice exceptional, often abbreviated as 2e, has only recently entered educators' lexicon and refers to intellectually gifted children who have some form of disability. These children are considered exceptional both because of their intellectual gifts and because of their special needs.
See all our studies and resources for homeschooling to gifted abilities and resources for supporting special needs.
Find Apraxia information and resources here.
We've been returning to our roots, so to speak. When we moved beyond tot-schooling, we loved unit studies. And after a year of Classical Conversations, we are going back to units for some summer fun-schooling. I feel like interest based learning is a great fit for Mr. T, and I enjoy it, too. Lately it's all been about castles and knights … [Read more...]
There is beauty in imperfection. There is grace in unfinished to-do's. There is conviction in the correction of our children. There is a curiosity and love of learning that is reborn in our older souls. When God calls us to homeschool, He calls us to so much more. Docendo Dicimus: We learn by teaching. Teach because you learn, too. What is … [Read more...]
Apraxia. It's been our daily dose of speech therapy fun for almost 3 years. Mr. T received his official diagnosis 11 days before Mr. F made his grand appearance. It was hard then, but there was so much else going on that the distractions got us through a lot of the grief stages without their immensity. Any special needs diagnosis causes grief. … [Read more...]
Yes. I know. I'm on a lifestyle change, not a diet, but for real. Sometimes you just need chocolate. Can I get an "Amen" from all the tired moms of children out there? So what's a girl to do but get in the kitchen and create! These Chocolate Covered Strawberry Energy Bites are Mr. T and Mr. F approved. They are also super easy and quick to make, … [Read more...]
A Subscription for the Animal Lover in Your Homeschool We love subscription boxes! There are so many fun ones out there for all sorts of learning fun. For my computer savvy Mr. T, this one is a cut above the rest! (I received Junior Explorers Mission Arctic for review purposes and was compensated for my time. All opinions are my own and I was not … [Read more...]
Do you have a streaker? Or a child who just doesn't like underwear? All the underwear we've gone through to date loses it's stretch, the elastic pulls, or it's just not the right "feel" for Mr. T and his sensory processing challenges. Add in potty training for Mr. F, and this mama's ready to throw in the towel, or underwear as the case may be. If … [Read more...]
We love art. Mr. T especially. He's great at our more Charlotte Mason style studies, but since we've been studying American artists that are more recent in our Classical Conversations studies, I thought a study of Modern Art would be fun. Hands on is, in my opinion, the best way to help solidify art in the minds of young students. *Disclosure: I … [Read more...]
Chemistry is fascinating. It has always been a subject I enjoyed, and really was the only math in high school that made sense to me. Learning about the building blocks of the universe is a wonderful way to show God's design to our children. Disclosure: I received this app for free for review purposes and was compensated for my time. All opinions … [Read more...]
10 Things You Need to Hear You are amazing. Your day in and day out caring for and fighting for your child is something your should be proud of. Remember this every day! This is not a sprint, it is a marathon. Take time for yourself when possible or you will end up having to have time for yourself before you erupt. Sometimes eruptions … [Read more...]