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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Lesson Planning for Special Needs Homeschoolers – 4 Simple Steps

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

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…😏 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 lesson planning easier for you too.

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Taking a moment to appreciate progress in your homeschool

Do you keep a portfolio to track progress in your homeschool? It's never too late to start. Our state doesn't require it, but let me tell you why I do.... Special needs homeschool | Autimsm | homeschool planning

Do you keep a portfolio to track progress in your homeschool?

I am not required by my state to keep a portfolio, but I save our work anyway to compare progress from one year to the next.  I’ve always been a box checker, and I suppose having this side by side comparison helps me check a mental box of sorts.

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