Using an iPad for special needs

An iPad for special needs homeschooling

Are you looking for ways to use an iPad for special needs you have in your homeschool?  Perhaps you don’t know how to keep them in the right app or how to prevent them from accessing things they shouldn’t?  Hang in there a minute, I’ve got a tutorial to help you out.

But first, here’s a way to help your struggling readers use an iPad more independently.  I’m sure there are some of us who know how to use the speech feature on an iPad for special needs, but in case you don’t, I’ll walk you through right now!

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5 Awesome Dollar Tree Resources for Your Kinesthetic Learner

If you’ve got a kinesthetic learner…

Then I’ve got some inexpensive ideas to help you out. Have you ever noticed how, as a homeschool mom, much of our job is detective work?!  If you’ve got a kinesthetic learner, it may be a struggle sometimes to find ways to make curriculum work for your kids. With some tweaks, it can happen! I’ve got a few great resources here to share with you from Dollar Tree. Hopefully, they’ll make life a little easier on both of you.

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Can homeschooling help my kids get along better?

Will my kids get along better if we homeschool?

Or are they destined for constant squabbles because they’ll be sick of being around each other all day?  Will my kids get along?  This was my number one fear.  Or maybe one of my several number one fears…   Was there anything I could do to help my kids get along?!

It started at day one.  The day I brought baby D home from the hospital, K took a nice sized chunk out of D’s rosy little cheek.  Now, I think I know a bit more about what was at the root and will share that in just a bit.

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7 easy ways to make time for fitness as a homeschool mom

Think you can’t make time for fitness?

It’s hard to make time for fitness as a mom.  Add homeschool and it can seem impossible.  I struggled with this a lot when I first began homeschooling and even more so when I began working from home.  I needed to stay in shape, but working was also crucial when the dentist informed me that we’d soon be looking at braces.  Are you juggling school for multiple kids or drowning with a to-do list that won’t quit?  All the while watching the scale creep up and your energy plummeting?  I’ve been there.

There are 7 things I do to make time for fitness in my daily life, although I give myself a bit of grace if I don’t make it!

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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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