Homeschool Routines, Rules, and Planner

Have you got homeschool routines going?

Having homeschool routines makes life a lot easier for everyone.  Thing is, it gets tricky when you’re adding so much that everyone is overwhelmed.  When you do it this way, you can’t have everything predictably scheduled.  I’ve mentioned before that’s one of the reasons I like meal planning, and homeschool routines are no different.

I’m a Dave Ramsey girl, and he’s actually the reason I got into this blog.  Or at least he was the one that gave me the courage to follow through.  His name is still a bit of a curse word in our house, but I sure do love him and all his little sayings.

One of my favorites is, “To be unclear is to be unkind.”  Now I can’t recall whether that was his own saying or a borrowed one, but either way, it’s perfect for homeschooling (even more so when dealing with special needs)!

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How autism affects siblings & 9 ways to offer support

Wondering how autism affects siblings?

You’re not alone.  How autism affects siblings and their relationship is a common curiosity.  After “K’s” diagnosis, it was one of the things I thought about most often.  I can’t tell you how many google searches I poured over.  A few years later,  I chose to write my sociology research paper on the effect of Autism on Neurotypical Siblings (NTs).

How very few research papers I found on the topic back then shocked and saddened me.  Most of what I did find had more to do with the autism siblings’ risk of developing the disorder themselves. Fortunately, there’s suddenly a flourishing body of research, which will hopefully continue to grow.  So, if you’re curious about the outcomes of autism sibling relationships and ways to help, I’ve got some information to help you.

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My 12 favorite Thanksgiving books for kids on Epic!

 If you're looking for an easy button this Thanksgiving, I've got 12 great books for your kids, plus a free online unit study! Put your feet up and relax. #homeschoolmoms #freecurriculum #unitstudies

Thanksgiving books for kids on Epic!

I tend to take a short homeschooling break during Thanksgiving, but I like to keep my kids in the learning habit.  These books are perfect for that!  Maybe you just want to have some good resources for learning leading up to the holiday?  Again, there are some amazing options on Epic!  These are only a few of my favorites, and there are loads more to choose from.  You’ve also got to check out this free online Thanksgiving unit study!

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