Curbing the Impulsivity

In between going to the pumpkin patch and our Friday Family Night Movie, I noticed a question that an obviously frustrated parent was asking on Twitter… When will my son STOP being so IMPULSIVE?? I felt sorry for this parent. I’ve been there. As a veteran teacher, I know that many kids struggle with impulsiveness … Continue reading

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Damn You, Garbanzo Beans!

As some of you may know, my son has turned his back on all things meat. The fact that he is allergic to dairy and typically gluten free, adds another level of stress. Not really stress, just an additional consideration. At this point, he is asking a lot of questions about where various food items … Continue reading

Fish Mistake

Everybody makes mistakes. Some mistakes are small and the recovery is easy and painless. Some mistakes leave a deeper scar and it takes more to repair the damage. Unfortunately, there are those mistakes that can’t be fixed. Attempts could be made and the ol’ “time heals all wounds” could be applied, but it doesn’t help. … Continue reading

The Doubting Place

Lately, I have been writing about great improvements and progress. It has felt good. But if I’m being honest, I have doubts that echo in my mind during harder times. If I let myself go there, to the doubting place, I can quickly become consumed with worries. I’m glad that this let-my-mind-travel-to-the-dark-place happens less these … Continue reading

The Learning

When I started this site in 2012, I was looking for answers about twice-exceptional children. As with any persistent (a nicer adjective than stubborn) learner, I found that my answers resulted in more questions. The part that I didn’t understand until recently, was that writing about my search was simultaneously helping other families. It has … Continue reading

This October

Although we homeschooled throughout the summer months, there was a heightened level of instruction that started after Labor Day. It’s been about a month since fourth grade started and I am pleased at the progress.  Most days we are completing our state history and geography lessons, two pages of math, reading the book that goes … Continue reading


As an adult, I rarely read for enjoyment. I read magazines and blogs and nonfiction books. My intent is to gain information and usually, I prefer my answers quickly versus eloquently. There.  I said it. It seems sacreligious to “out” myself as an Anti- reader when I am a teacher and an aspiring writer. Maybe … Continue reading

For This Moment

A few weeks ago, my school hosted our Curriculum Night.  Because I am job sharing this year, there were two teachers in our class on this particular evening. We both greeted families at the door. We both invited them to sign up for volunteering and class parties. We both shared our education, experience, and thoughts … Continue reading

Should I Stay or Should I Go?!

Over the course of my years as a parent, I have gained weight and lost friends. In truth, I’m not as fun as I used to be.  I’m not as spontaneous and I’m not as carefree. When you are a special needs parent, much of your energy is sucked up by the day-to-day and you are hesitant … Continue reading

Express Myself

I would be lying if I said that homeschooling took away all the frustrations. It is better… SO much better because of the breaks and the reduction of noise and crowds.  He can eat and use the restroom when he needs to and he isn’t bumped by students in a narrow hall or busy lunchroom.  We can … Continue reading