I can still see it now. Each of my children around age two or three would have the same experience, laying on their belly staring at a beetle. Little fingers extending towards the fat bug. Darting eyes keeping up with the skittering critter crossing our back porch. Excited nerves mustering the … [Read more...] about Meeting Charlotte Mason: Nature Study
If you have children with special needs, there's no doubt you've heard the term "life skills" and have been told how important it is to foster independence in your kids. Although I firmly believe that relationship must come before this, we are now at a point in our therapy where we can focus more on … [Read more...] about How to Foster Independence in Your Kids with Zone Work
When our son was first diagnosed with autism, speech therapy was the very first therapy we approached. We began our autism journey in the school system so we took what was offered to us. We were given two thirty minute sessions a week; one of those sessions was group therapy and one was … [Read more...] about Speech Therapy on a Shoestring Budget
Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post on the Son-Rise Program®. I am writing to educate parents because this program has sincerely changed our lives and the hope we have for our kids on the spectrum. If you've been around the blog for a while, you've heard me talk about the Son-Rise Program® … [Read more...] about What is the Son-Rise Program®?
I could feel it coming. We had visitors in town, the twins had two birthday parties, and then Valentine's day came. All of this celebration led to a gross overindulgence of sugar and screens. By Valentine's Day, we were cranky, wired, over-tired, undernourished, overstimulated and sliding … [Read more...] about 10-Day Detox for Autism & ADHD
Read-aloud time. It's a desire on the checklist of every homeschool mom. We know it's important and we love to do it but these kids are just so wiggly sometimes we have to wonder if we're doing it "right." Do you want to know the trick to a successful read-aloud time? Busy hands. True, … [Read more...] about 15 Activities to Keep Kids’ Hands Busy During Read-Aloud Time