Babies with SPD: How I survived

I became a mother after I became an occupational therapist, and my knowledge of sensory integration influenced my parenting from day one. Today, I’m going to share some of what I did with my babies when they were very small.

Including the Historically Excluded in Homeschool Education

Have you realized that the education you received excluded a lot of people? Have you had a moment of teaching your children history and wondered what the women of the time were doing? I have wondered why my public school education covered so little about Asia, Africa, and South America.

Homeschooling: To desk or not to desk?

There is a divide in the homeschool world between parents who want their child to work at a desk and those whose kids work best when they can move around. What do I actually recommend as an occupational therapist?

The RV Trip: Super Field Trip or Not?

aking an RV vacation sounds fun, but is it? What are the pros and cons? Does it make field trips better or worse? Is it camping or not? Our family recently tried our first RV vacation this summer. I’m going to share what I learned, so you can all learn from my mistakes. Here goes!

Homeschooling the Anxious Child

When your child has anxiety, every part of life can be harder for them. As a homeschool teacher, learning to teach around anxiety is challenging. There are techniques, coping skills, and choices you can make, to help you anxious child do better with their homeschooling each day.

Should I homeschool through Summer?

New homeschoolers sometimes wonder if it is a good idea to homeschool through the summer. The truth is, there is no right or wrong answer to homeschooling. However, there are things to consider when making this decision.

Dyslexia and Homeschooling

Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects a person’s ability to read and can make homeschooling more challenging. I share some ideas for how to make your homeschool not all about your child’s dyslexia.

Announcing a NEW US History Program!

It is finally ready! The newest Yellow Level! More learning United States history through picture books and whole units that teach all subject areas!

Picking the Perfect Pet

There is a myth that homeschoolers all live on farms and have more pets than a respectable zoo. I would never be accused of having a zoo, but we have had several of the obligatory variety of pets. Here are some things that I have learned.

Happy Quarantine-aversary!

Welcome to March! It has now been a year for most of us since we felt like life was “normal.” We’ve now spent a year in this alternate reality where we wear masks, social distance, and work from home. Many of you are celebrating your first full year of homeschooling. Congratulations! It has been quite a year!