The importance of developing SMART fitness goals

Do you set “Smart” fitness goals?

Does this sound like you?  “I’m going to lose weight this year… I need to get in shape.”  How does it work out?  That’s been me about 90% of the times I’ve tried losing weight.  Setting SMART fitness goals has been the one thing that has brought me success.

I hate anything that seems like it may be mentally taxing without any joy in return.  The ADHD in me hits a mental fatigue wall fast – as in just thinking about it.  Here’s the thing, every time I make a legit plan and keep track, I find so much more success.  It’s not so bad as you may think, and as you see yourself hitting goals, it becomes so rewarding, that you get that hit of joy with every day you track.

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Meal planning: save time, be healthy, stay happy

Have you tried meal planning?

Just mentioning meal planning makes some mamas groan.  It can be a dirty word to the non-planner.  I’ve been there.  Being a mom with ADHD is brutal some days.  Meal times are a big part of that!  For years I heard, “Meal planning will save you…blah, blah, blah…”  No thanks.

I should have known better since all that I’ve overcome with my ADHD has been reliant upon planning and execution.  Maybe it was just my rebellion against yet another thing to plan.


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8 exciting benefits of digital curriculum for special needs kids

I’ve found the perfect digital curriculum!

Just kidding… there’s no such thing as the perfect digital curriculum (or pre-printed for that matter)! 😉  There are, however, many good reasons to consider using more digital curriculum in your homeschool.  We use primarily digital curriculum in our homeschool and it has served us well!

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How to transition back to homeschool after a break

Transition back to homeschool without losing it

Our first few days of homeschooling were a nightmare. Torn and crumpled papers thrown every which way. The tears were innumerable… and those were just mine. We started homeschooling after a long summer break with no idea of how to transition back to homeschool.  We had never heard anything about de-schooling or anything similar. This isn’t a post about de-schooling, but a few practical alternatives and tips for transitioning back in from a break.

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4 simple steps for lesson planning when you have special needs in your homeschool

Discover our super simple 4 step process to lesson planning with special needs or when life is unpredictable (Works great with digital curriculum too)!

Discover our super simple 4 step process to lesson planning with special needs or when life is unpredictable (Works great with digital curriculum too)!
We make plans, and then life happens, right?

Lesson planning when life is unpredictable

Have you ever wondered how you should go about lesson planning in your homeschool? It can be hard to plan in detail or for an extended period when you are working around special needs. With my own family, we’ve tried several methods and had issues with planning too far ahead. We’ve also seen a lot of struggle, however, with flying by the seat of our pants and trying to be overly flexible. Yes, I said overly flexible; ha ha… Believe it or not, there is such a thing! I’m going to share what works for us, how we work it all out, and I hope that it will make planning easier for you too.

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