Forgive me readers…it has been more than a few weeks since my last post. I was bogged down with quite a cough and I was burning the candle at both ends trying to finish my book. Yes, my book. Some of you may not have heard that I am writing a book for Gifted Homeschoolers … Continue reading
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Shift in Thinking
A few weeks ago, I nervously shared my TBP’s experience with a private Minecraft modding class. Although the Internet was slow, the other participants were very new to modding, and the teachers didn’t allow any Minecraft play, we were somehow able to convince him to return. Apparently we weren’t the only ones upset with the … Continue reading
Kid! I’m Not Awake Yet!
I’m not a morning person; however, this fact isn’t relevant to my boy who wakes up before 7:00 am to talk to me about silicone. I hear him calling for me to come to his room. I get up and try to muster up a smile when it takes too much energy to be upright … Continue reading
Researching and Searching
If you are a regular reader, you know that I’m currently writing a book. I’m supposed to be writing a book, however, I’m up to my eyeballs in the research stage despite having years of personal experience on the topic. I have been reading book after book about twice-exceptional learners, gifted learners, learning styles, and … 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
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
Stages of The Grief
The emotions that I feel about my son’s horrendous year continues to hit me in waves. I know it sounds a bit over dramatic to onlookers, but it feels very much like a journey through the different stages of grief. I guess I am mourning what school was supposed to be, what it should have been. … Continue reading
We Got You Now, Effers!
This weekend was a busy weekend. In the previous post, I shared the many ways that we learned about force and motion. Saturday was a successful homeschooling day. There were questions and experiments and connecting previous learning to new ideas. In my mind, it was what learning should look like for all kids. Sunday…well that was another … Continue reading
Worry…Another Piece of the Puzzle
We had another morning filled with worry and anxiety about school. He didn’t want to go, but we talked about it and I thought it was going to be a smoother morning. He seemed to understand that it was important for him to go and to keep going, as we continue to work to make … Continue reading
I Think My Son’s A Jedi Knight
We are big fans of Star Wars. We used to have long discussions about which Episode was our favorite. After many debates, we decided that Episode 3 was truly the best. That was the one that showed the transformation from Anakin to Darth Vader. My TBP used to share Star Wars facts so often, that … Continue reading