Category Archives: Education

Making the Decision to Homeschool

Making the Decision to Homeschool

Like I mentioned in my previous post about virtual schools, it just wasn’t an option that was ever on our radar.  My husband and I both work full time and neither of us had any significant challenges in the public school system so we just assumed that our kids would attend as well.  Ah the…Continue Reading

Choosing What’s Best, Not What’s Easy

Choosing What’s Best, Not What’s Easy

My daughter is an artist. She pairs clothing based on rules I can’t discern, garnering compliments from style-savvy people. She makes jewelry and crafts out of tidbits she finds―pebbles, old pencils, buttons, bolts, those little plastic pom-pom streamers from a child’s bicycle handle―things others overlook as trash. Last summer, as she prepared to go to…Continue Reading

Homeschooling and Special Needs

Homeschooling and Special Needs

I’m often asked why we decided to homeschool our daughter. The truth is, we were already homeschooling when we realized we have a child with special needs. It’s not that the needs weren’t there; it’s just that we were in denial. (That’s a story for another time.) When my husband and I finally admitted that…Continue Reading

Teacher’s Gifts Ideas

Teacher’s Gifts Ideas

It’s that time of year again and I am here to give you some *awesome* suggestions for those end-of-the-year-last-minute-thought teacher gifts. Let’s not forget that the classroom teacher is not the only one involved in our children’s lives, so start making your teacher/team member list now! For instance, I would list my son’s classroom teacher,…Continue Reading

A Challenge for Black History Month

A Challenge for Black History Month

As the Mom of a non-verbal child who has very limited communication, I work hard to make sure he gets the education he deserves. Over the years I have worried that he has a question I have failed to answer. I try to think what would he ask, something like “Who invented the traffic light?”…Continue Reading