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Reflection of a Homeschooler

As the school year ends for most families, I see more and more homeschooling families sharing what they plan to add or change for their next year’s work. Several said that they reflected with their children about the good, the bad & the boring so they could make improvements and raise the interest level in … Continue reading

I’ll Take Hyper, Joker & Inquisitive for $200

My latest post was about the energetic way my TBP wakes up on a Saturday morning and how that is very different from me. He immediately wakes up with ideas, interests, questions, and is expecting the same from me at the same pace and enthusiasm. I’m not saying that I don’t have ideas, interests and … Continue reading

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

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

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

The Debate

I used to think that a quiet coffee location was best for my weekly writing morning. Actually, I think the bustle of my neighborhood Starbucks lends itself more to ideas for writing material. This morning, I was trying to focus on an idea that came to me in the car; however, I continued to be drawn to … Continue reading

A Bright Not Broken Saturday Night!

Tonight, I had a winning-lottery-ticket-experience!  One of those rare opportunities that you hear about on Facebook or see mentioned on Twitter. You see the offers and you wonder if anyone really wins the prize. I heard that Special Needs Radio was offering phone consults with some of their experts, stars or celebrities really, to a … Continue reading

Does the Good REALLY Outweigh the Bad?

Let me start by saying that I am not trying to insult or judge parenting decisions made by anyone. I honestly believe that we all do our best with the knowledge that we currently possess and that parenting is a series of doing-the-best-we-can-moments. Having said that…I have been wondering about emails and comments that I … Continue reading


How do you get rid of the anger?  How do you work past negative feelings and move on? After an incredibly long and emotional adoption journey, we were lucky that the judge ruled with us and that we could call my TBP ours. It was eight months of complete day by day living until finally … Continue reading

Finish Line?

After a long wait, I finally start my adjusted work schedule this week.  This change is an attempt to better balance my professional desires with my family’s needs. I am both excited and nervous.  I know that I need to focus on having a positive outlook, but I am worried that if this shift in … Continue reading