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We made the decision to homeschool before we knew about either of my boys' learning differences. Well, I guess that's not entirely true. We knew they learned differently, but we didn't know why. School was not kind to my oldest, off the charts, acing every standardized test seven year old.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at Special Education At Home
I am thrilled to announce that I will be speaking at The Great Homeschool Convention this year. I will also be at a booth all weekend long, meeting as many parents as possible. Ontario Convention Center Ontario, CA June 16-18, 2016 See You There! Shawna Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Special Education At Home
“Aren’t you worried that you are keeping him from really getting the help he needs?” “You don’t want your son to miss out on the professional help the school system provides.” “How can you possibly think that you are more qualified than someone who has been trained to help with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Special Education At Home
The only way I make it through the chores of the day sometimes (especially laundry... and maybe the dishes... and possibly cleaning the bathrooms...), is by turning on a podcast and listening to another momma talk. There is something about hearing another mom's perspective on her life, her tips and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Special Education At Home
I had the honor of being interviewed recently by SPD Parent Zone Organization, a non-profit specializing in helping parents of children with sensory issues. Of course, the interview was after me not sleeping for about 7 days straight. I listened to it this morning and started laughing out loud -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Special Education At Home
In just about one week, we will be starting our fifth year learning at home. In some weird way, it makes me feel old just typing that... like when the young mom talks about how her toddler gets into all the kitchen cabinets, and I sigh and remember those days.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Special Education At Home
As promised, I am returning to the topic of homeschooling this week (if you missed last week's post all about why we homeschool, please click here and join me in this honest look at trying to educate my small, but unique brood). I still feel complete, stomach-achey terror even bringing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Special Education At Home
Several readers have asked that I explain a little bit more about why and how we homeschool. Let me start with this - discussing homeschooling publicly is more terrifying to me than spilling my guts about my children, my marriage, my faith, or any other topic. And I know exactly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Special Education At Home
Homeschooling can be so, so good. When my little guy finally gets the concept of vowels being a component of every word, or my older one tells me all about his fascination with Peru - it's encouraging and rewarding. It's a reminder of why we decided to do this in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Special Education At Home
A day in our life can bring many things. This week (because so many of you have asked for it - be careful what you wish for people!), I want to tell you a little about what our day to day actually entails. I found in trying to write about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Special Education At Home
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