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Rebutting Ignorance: Negative Effects and Aspects of Homeschooling

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I read an article posted on MiddleSchool.net where the writer outlined the negative aspects of homeschooling. It is true, as with all things, there are positive and negatives sides to it. This post struck a cord in me though, so I am going to address the writer’s points one by one. I can’t promise that […]

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Keep Calm and Homeschool On

Keep Calm and Homeschool On

My annual spring homeschool mom meltdown happened. I’ve come to expect it, so this year I didn’t allow it to catch me off guard. I knew as winter began to wind down that it would hit me. Exhaustion. Grumpy Momma Syndrome.  The boys would have cabin fever, even though winter wasn’t bad this year at all. […]

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Laminate This! A Tool for Homeschool

Laminate This!

After several years on the shelf, I finally put my laminator to good use. It isn’t the fastest machine out there, but according to my husband it is “a really good one because it goes slow and gets the bubbles out”. I’ll take his word for it. With machines, he usually knows what he’s talking about. Computers […]

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Trust, Safety, and Friends on the Spectrum

Trust, Safety & Friends on the Spectrum

In October, I ran a series called 31 Days of Homeschooling on the Autism Spectrum. It was a chance for me to get out many of my thoughts on the topic of raising a kid on the Spectrum. Funny thing about that. Since we’re still raising him, things come up all the time. For over a […]