Launched in 2011 as a journal for our family, this site has drastically grown into an amazing plethora full of resources, tips, guidance, and helps for homeschool and special need parents.
As a fellow homeschool mom who has been homeschooling for 12 years now. My goal for this site is to to give you the resources to help you through your homeschool journey and make your life easier.
I want to encourage you, help you have confidence and peace of mind to get through your homeschool journey. Wither you are thinking about starting to homeschool your kids, or have been doing it for years.
I also have a huge heart to help encourage other parents, especially special needs parents. This journey of parenting can be a roller coaster and is surely not easy to add in a special needs kiddo and the journey is just that much more difficult.
There are so many things I have learned through our 18-year journey of parenting. I hope to share our experiences and resources to make your journey a little easier. I hope to be able to save you time, provide you with great activities to do with your kids, teach you how to live a natural life, and give you peace of mind.
A Little About Me
Before anything else I am a daughter of Christ, Jesus is my ROCK!! Without faith I would never have managed to make it through all of the trials that have been thrown in our path over the years. I wouldn’t change them for anything though, without the trials I wouldn’t have ever become the person I am today.
I’ve been married to the man of my dreams for the last 18 years, we have 6 beautiful blessings. I have homeschooled them for the last 12 years. 2 years ago we graduated our first homeschooler!!
I am a strong believer that learning should be fun for children. If learning is not fun for them then they do not retain the information. Due to this we teach our children using Montessori learning ideas, hands on learning, lapbooks, reading lots of good books and more.
My goal as a parent is to raise children who love the Lord, have morals, values, and have a genuine love for other people. I want them to be good people. Very different from most people we see today in our society.
Some of the things I enjoy doing in my free time other then blogging is learning more about natural living, homesteading in the city, canning, photography. Looking for ideas that save us money and time, spending time with my family, oh yes and I REALLY love Pinterest.
As a parent of 6 children for 21 years, I have learned so much. I have also made so many mistakes along the way. Along this journey, we found out that 3 of our children had special needs.
We have learned how to parent 3 children that have sensory processing disorder, 2 of which also have autism.
Our 5th kiddo was born with a cleft lip and palate, brain damage, has speech apraxia, along with multiple other diagnoses. He has gone through early on and even early childhood special education for 2 years. He’s now back at home, being homeschooled with the rest of the kids.
All of these have lead me to lots of researching and learning how to be the best parent and teacher for these children. Between the research and raising these kiddos, I have a lot of ideas and tips I have learned along the way.
Through this journey, I’ve met so many parents at their wit’s end, not having any clue how to help their SPD or Autistic child. I hope to help these parents who just don’t know what to do.
I’ve also discovered along the journey that there are many different toxins in food dyes, preservatives, cleaning products, and so much more that could be affecting our children and my own multiple autoimmune diseases.
We have since then, been on a journey to remove toxins from our home. As well as learn how to cook local and organic as much as possible. I now do this by making freezer crockpot meals for 5 weeks at a time.
Books I’ve Co-Authored
I’ve shared some of my journeys both in life and homeschool in 2 different books I collaborated to.
How We Teach where I shared how we homeschool our children in the early years in 4 different chapters, which you can purchase on PDF. This book also gives you a look into how every homeschool can be so very different from another one.
I also am a contributor author to Homeschooling What To Do When You Want To Quit. This book is an absolutely amazing resource for any homeschool parent because we have all been to the point at one time or another that we have felt like quitting.
I shared about Homeschooling Through A Health Crisis. Between my unpredictable health, the health struggles that went on for about a year with my mother before she passed away, and through the many surgeries of my CLEFT kiddo, we have learned how to homeschool through a health crisis.
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