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Catching Up

It’s been longer than I expected (or wanted) since I last posted to the blog. Writing takes longer since returning to the classroom five days a week. I miss the writing, but I vow to create more of a balance so I can return to my writing more often. What’s the most relevant to me … Continue reading

Return to Reality

It is now January 7th 2017 and we concluded our first full week of school after the holidays. While driving home from work yesterday, I realized that my homeschooled son and I had very different “back to reality” experiences. The first school day of 2017, my alarm went off at 6 am and I was … Continue reading

Update…Finally!

Hello!  I know I have been a stranger for sometime. Now it is time that I turn away from other responsibilities and give this blog a bit of attention! Returning to my own classroom for the first time in a few years, took most of my attention. The first few months I stayed later and … Continue reading

Since Eleven

It’s been a few weeks since the arrival of eleven.  As expected, it brought excitement for one of us and mixed feelings for the other. I bet you know which is which. Eleven doesn’t seem much different from ten until I say it out loud…eleven. We have been very busy since eleven was traded for … Continue reading

Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day…Right?!

“Rome wasn’t built in a day” Everyone knows this, right? Try and explain that to a 10, almost 11 yr old boy, who sees YouTube lighting up with exploding watermelons and laughing Chewbacca. My TBP has been working hard creating, editing & uploading YouTube videos. He takes it very seriously and constantly works to improve … Continue reading

Times Are A Changin’

L Ten days shy of two months will be myTBP’s eleventh birthday. While some particular days or weekends creep by, I can say that this is happening too fast. How can it be possible that he’s the same height as me? How can it be possible that he now gets up in the morning, brushes … Continue reading

Four Years Ago

Four years ago, I started my blog. It was born out of a desperate quest for answers and grew from my desire to connect, share, educate, and advocate. That first May, we had just learned about twice-exceptionality. We thought that knowledge would change how others viewed him. After all, it had given us new insight. … Continue reading

Shadows and ‘Staches

I have to admit, I was relieved when ol’ Puxatawney Phil reported that we were in for an early spring. I welcome more light to our days and feel it helps to get outside for breaks between our homeschooling lessons. The last two days have been beautiful, aligned with Phil’s prediction. Mid-high 50s and the presence … Continue reading

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

Can You Really Ruin Minecraft?

  A few months ago, we were super excited to learn about a new Minecraft modding class. Five sessions, close to home, with a maximum of ten kids and three classroom teachers-it sounded perfect. We jumped on it the first day of registration when My TBP showed enthusiasm. “Minecraft and modding?! Of course!” Secretly, I … Continue reading