The Joy of Found Lessons

One of my favorite parts of homeschooling is when we randomly stumble into a lesson. I like the joy of learning about something that was not part of the lesson plans and the wonder it creates for my kids. Found lessons involve taking a risk, setting aside plans and learning what life has brought into your day.

Surviving Mom Guilt While Homeschooling Multiple Children

There are a lot of reasons we all have mom guilt. Parenting is a minefield of opportunities to “fail”. For those of us who homeschool, that list can be twice as long. When you have multiple children, there are even more things to do and worry about.

Special Needs Homeschooling – Homeschooling in Hard Mode

When you homeschool a child who has a learning disability, developmental delay or other challenges that make them different, homeschooling is much harder than it is for other parents.  It is like we are all playing the same game but the game is set to “hard mode.”

Time-Out is for Toys

In my child psychology class in college, I was taught the value of time-outs for children.  It was supposed to teach the child control and discipline, resulting in a well-behaved child. But they never seemed to deliver the promised results. Until I stumbled upon a new way to use time-outs.

Give them Scissors!

Scissors teach wonderful skills, build the brain and body connection, and prepare kids for real-life problems. Too many parents have told me they were afraid to give their child scissors. Kids need those skills and too many today lack good fine motor skills.

Foundations & Fundamentals, Our Newest Program, is Now Available!

Hooray! It is finally here! Our newest Orange Level curriculum: Foundations and Fundamentals. This program is a secular, multi-sensory, complete curriculum based on child development that will get your child started off with reading, writing, and math in the best way possible!

Drawing vs. Writing Letters – What’s the difference?

Schools today are NOT teaching children to write. Instead, they are allowing children to figure out, on their own, how to make the letters. This leads to children drawing letters instead of writing them.
What’s the difference? And why does it matter?

When Therapy Fails

There are two main reasons why therapy fails for most children. Both are things that can be addressed and corrected. Just because therapy is failing, doesn’t mean it is time to give up on it.