This week is a break week for us. Yes, even those of us who homeschool year round need to do this to prevent burnout...not just for the teacher, but also for the kids. Our homeschool operates in 12-week terms but 12 weeks was too long to go without a break. We ended up taking the last week of the … [Read more...] about Break Week for Those Who Homeschool Year Round
It's the end of the school year and if you're like us you are already out of school. The end of the year means memories, traditions and lots and lots of paper...especially when your child has autism. Record keeping can be overwhelming for any parent but when your child's life includes therapists and … [Read more...] about Record Keeping When Your Child Has Autism
Last summer I wrote a post reviewing Hoffman Academy, telling you how to get free piano lessons for your kids (or you!). Today I have a guest post with more exciting news from our friends at Hoffman Academy... Joseph Hoffman has always wanted one thing, for more people to be able to learn … [Read more...] about Exciting News from Hoffman Academy
"I don't want to go to school!" And he meant it. Many kids will be apprehensive about trying something new or doing an undesirable activity, but it seems that for children with autism - where the world is very black and white - it is near impossible to get them to change their minds. So … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Child to do Something He Doesn’t Want to Do
Ahhh...Family Pictures. Family Pictures...with children... Not such a serene thought, right? Family pictures with young children do not have to be a disaster. There are two key ways to preventing that they are... Preparation & Expectation. I am forever grateful to Kristen … [Read more...] about How to Plan for Family Pictures with Young Children
Of my Charlotte Mason journey so far, this is hands down my husband's favorite part... Twaddle. Not so much the meaning, but the words itself...it sounds like a bodily function to me and apparently to him, as well. It's fun to say but what in the world does it mean? Simply Charlotte … [Read more...] about Meeting Charlotte Mason: What is Twaddle?