AlexaSchooling | Using the Amazon Echo for Homeschooling

AlexaSchooling | Using the Amazon Echo for Homeschooling

“Alexa, how do you spell instrument? i-n-s-t-r- Alexa! Spell instrument. u-m-e-n-t,” my eight year old lays sprawled out on the floor surrounded by colored pencils, Calico Critters and their teeny-tiny musical intruments, and a blank book in which...
Great Gifts for Children with Anxiety

Great Gifts for Children with Anxiety

All children combat anxiety from time to time. Watching a scary movie, overhearing a frightening news segment, or hearing a ghost story from a friend. The shadows in our basement used to freak me out when I was a kid and I could feel the fear rise up in my throat when...
Giftedness Disguised

Giftedness Disguised

School was going to be amazing for my son. I just knew it. He was a thinker. A tinkerer. A doer. He loved learning and had an insatiable thirst to know everything about everything. Always asking questions. Always starting a project. Always wowing those he met with his...
Learning Strategies for Reluctant Gifted Kiddos

Learning Strategies for Reluctant Gifted Kiddos

It’s Monday morning and the week is already going sideways. The oldest has told me that he absolutely cannot do the work that we’ve chosen (together) for him, and the next oldest is avoiding her math like the plague. The twice-exceptional struggling reader...
Save Your Homeschool Budget | The Homeschool Printing Company

Save Your Homeschool Budget | The Homeschool Printing Company

When you have gifted kids that fly through curriculum, mastering things in the span of a short exposure to new concepts, you learn quickly that homeschooling has the potential to become expensive. While most people you ask will tell you that homeschooling can be as...