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10-Day Detox for Autism & ADHD

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 frantically down a slippery slope. Screens and sugar &#8211…

Our Favorite “Special Needs Friendly” Curriculum

We have been homeschooling on and off for about five years now and although I love to search the Internet for a new special needs friendly curriculum, I have definitely settled on a few favorites. These are my go-to curriculums when I am planning our year or refining our term; I am pretty sure when it comes to certain…

Record Keeping When Your Child Has Autism

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…

Exciting News from Hoffman Academy

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 music and to love it while they…

Why “All About Reading” Really is All That

I received a complimentary level of All About Reading in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer in the footer for more information. I adore reading. It’s not just a pastime in our home…more like an obsession. Books can be found in every room of the house. One of…

How to Get Your Child to do Something He Doesn’t Want to Do

“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 just…

Meeting Charlotte Mason: Living Books

I was a fan of living books before I even knew what they were. …a child at a garage sale, flipping through yellowed pages for a treasure. …a school girl in my history books, craving the real story behind the dates. …a college kid, unable to resell my books because they were just too good (One of…

Meeting Charlotte Mason: What is Twaddle?

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 Mason…

What is the Best Homeschool Approach for a Child with Autism?

I’ve just finished my series, Autism: Diagnosis, Resources & Therapies. In Step 7, I discussed how to choose the right education for your child with autism. If you chose homeschool, this post is for you. There are six main homeschool approaches – or “styles” – out there. I’m going to very briefly touch on…

How to Love Math: A Look at Math-U-See & a Giveaway

I received a complimentary level of Math-U-See in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer in the footer for more information. I grew up hating math. See, I was always the kid who was really great at writing, reading and english but not so great at math and science. I quickly…

Boost Attention & Concentration this Summer with BrainBeat

I received BrainBeat in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer in the footer for more information. Summer is a time for relaxing but it can also be a time for working on important habits and skills while the kids are out of school. One of the things we’ve been doing…

Summer Workboxes

‘Tis the season… Summer homeschool. Before you think I’m the mean mom, forcing my kids to the kitchen table, you should read this. 🙂 So what’s in the summer workboxes this year? 1. Morning routine sheet & Schedule of the day 2. Copywork We are working on perfecting the way the boys write their full…

Yes, There is Such a Thing as “Normal”

When you have a child diagnosed with something – be it autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, or whatever, you will no doubt hear some variation of these words along the way: “But what is normal anyway?  There’s really no such thing.” The people speaking these words are usually doing so out of a good place &#8211…

The 2 Sides of Sensory Processing Disorder You Never Knew Existed

Today’s post comes from a sweet friend of mine.  Emily Williquette is a neurodevelopmental therapist for children with autism and related developmental disabilities in Atlanta, GA. She also works as an educational and behavioral consultant for families, offers workshops for educators, and is the founder of Autism Whispered Inc. The 2 Sides of Sensory Processing Disorder You Never…

Screen Time Rules with FREE Video Game Voucher Printable!

If you have young children in the house, chances are you have video games, too. And if you have video games, it’s possible you’ve struggled like my husband and I have, asking…what are appropriate screen time rules? Much of the material I’ve read agrees that no more than two hours screen time…

Morning Routine Visual Schedule Board with *FREE* Printable

Alrighty everyone… It’s PROJECT TIME! I’m semi-crafty but I don’t usually take time on the blog to enjoy that with you.  Today, we’re creating a morning routine visual schedule board to help you and your littles get ready. When the boys were diagnosed, I had no idea how much Velcro…

Let Them Be Bored This Summer

I have a proposition. One that may quickly be rejected…but hear me out. In the world of summer camps and paid fun, where kids expect to be entertained at every turn, I propose… Let them be bored. Let kids stretch their imaginations. Let them exercise muscles in their mind that have been complacent. Let ideas come from…