Schooled by the Universe

Since learning that I would be writing a book about supporting our 2e kids, I’ve been a bit distracted. In addition to my regular life of homeschooling and teaching, I now seek to find quality time for writing. Honestly, I was a bit intimidated by this new opportunity and the reality of it all…until the … Continue reading

Not Your Average St. Patrick’s Day

As a first grade teacher, I loved St. Patrick’s Day! I would arrive early to sprawl glitter and chocolate coins around the classroom. I would turn over chairs and open the cupboards. We would discover a tiny apology note (that would need to be enlarged so that we could read it) that the Leprechauns we’re … Continue reading

Yippee! I’m Writing A Book!

I remember a period in my life when I was desperately searching for answers. Answers that would help us better understand our son. Like most people, he could be described with many adjectives; however, nothing seemed consistent. We read and we tested out other people’s ideas and suggestions, but we were still puzzled. Maybe even … Continue reading

Boyhood Saturday Night

After hearing amazing things about the movie Boyhood, I finally watched it last night. I had been told that if you are a parent, especially of a boy, it will resonate with you. I liked the movie. I thought it was amazing to see the transformation of all characters over the twelve years that it … Continue reading

My Interview with Celi Trepanier

When I found out that Celi Trepanier had written her debut book entitled Educating Your Gifted Child: How One Public School Teacher Embraced Homeschooling, I knew that I wanted to talk with her about the book. This book is officially being released on March 6th and I know it will be a great success and … Continue reading

Springness

I am one of those people who really enjoy the coming of spring. Where I live, it’s already looking like spring. The days are longer, the trees are starting to blossom, and I’m getting that urge to clean and organize. Funny thing about my TBP, he prefers a clean house but isn’t fond of the … Continue reading

Attitude Adjustment

Recently, I had been reflecting about what made a great homeschooling day. Some days are long and tedious and some are filled with playful conversations and investigations. I have questioned bedtime, sugar intake, gluten, length and timing of video games, exercise, and even the barometric pressure. Honestly, I think all of these things and more … Continue reading

This Woman

I woke up this morning and thought about This Woman that I haven’t seen in years but who is in unimaginable┬ápain. The kind that everyone knows that someday they could face, but no one wants to admit it. She was lucky enough to be married to her best friend for 24 years, but has now … Continue reading

This Time Thing

Have you ever watched your child when he didn’t know that your eyes were on him? Have you noticed the way his mouth moves when he’s reading a book silently or he’s building Legos with intense focus? Have you noticed the way he eats his food when he’s distracted by the TV or when he’s … Continue reading