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Are we crazy? Thoughts on Homeschooling

Are we crazy? Thoughts on Homeschooling

In the parenting community, homeschoolers are a breed of their own. Even within the homeschool community, we parents of children with special needs are in a separate category. We get the looks. The questions. The comment: “I don’t know how you do it.” We often have to...

What You Don’t See in This Photo

What You Don’t See in This Photo

Welcome to Day 6 of the 31 Days of Random Reflections on Raising and Homeschooling a Child with Special Needs. You can find the main page for this series here.   This picture was taken the Summer of 2014. It’s a silhouette “selfie” of a mother and her son,...

Pinterest is Not the Curriculum

Pinterest is Not the Curriculum

I absolutely love Pinterest. I love its visual element. I love that I can file inspirations into neat little categories. I love how it allows a community of potentially- isolated homeschoolers to share their ideas and knowledge. There has never been a time like this...

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Does Balance Exist in Home Education?

Does Balance Exist in Home Education?

I have been asking myself this question since beginning homeschooling in September: Does balance exist in homeschooling? The answer for me is a resounding, No. I could end this post right here, but I want to explain why being out of balance is actually a good thing...

Does Balance Exist in Home Education?

Does Balance Exist in Home Education?

I have been asking myself this question since beginning homeschooling in September: Does balance exist in homeschooling? The answer for me is a resounding, No. I could end this post right here, but I want to explain why being out of balance is actually a good thing...