RLL 39 Sara Hall: Trusting Your Child’s Lead

RLL 39 Sara Hall: Trusting Your Child’s Lead

  It can be scary to homeschool an outside-the-box learner. Differently-wired kids beat to the tune of their own drummers, and that can be problematic when we go into it with a set expectation for how things will be. It is hard to trust our kids AND ourselves...
Strewing in Your Homeschool to Spark Curiosity

Strewing in Your Homeschool to Spark Curiosity

I walked into the kitchen to find my youngest two kiddos (9 and 6) deep in concentration at the table. Glancing at the pile of tiny clay food, it was clear that they’d been up awhile. These two are early risers. I’m not. For my own sanity, and to keep them...
Is Homeschooling Ruining Your Differently-Wired Kiddos?

Is Homeschooling Ruining Your Differently-Wired Kiddos?

The laptop was fired up, art tutorial queued, four canvases and easels stood in their places on the table, and soft music played on the bluetooth speaker in the kitchen. I set out some snacks — everything was always more fun with pretzels, veggie sticks, and...
Embracing Art and Its History for Kids With Sensory Issues

Embracing Art and Its History for Kids With Sensory Issues

Gifted kids, while they share real estate on the far right side of the IQ bell curve, don’t tend to share much else. “If you’ve met one gifted kid, you’ve met one gifted kid,” right? Some love math and science, some love music and...
Homeschooling Because of Mental Illness

Homeschooling Because of Mental Illness

It’s no secret – homeschooling is on the rise. It’s becoming wildly more popular, accommodating, varied, and even – dare I say? – mainstream. Gone are the days of stereotypes and denim jumpers, homeschoolers are as different as they are...
Homeschoooling a Kid Who Is Smarter Than I am

Homeschoooling a Kid Who Is Smarter Than I am

It’s happened often enough that I don’t take offense anymore – person discovers I’m homeschooling only one of my kiddos, person inquires as to why, person discovers my kiddo is classified as profoundly gifted, person is either wildly interested...
RLL 37 Connie Albers: Finishing Strong

RLL 37 Connie Albers: Finishing Strong

  Ever worry that you’re not going to be able to do this homeschool thing all the way through high school? Me too. Colleen is talking today with Connie Albers — homeschool mom of five adult children. All of those kiddos have homeschooled, gone through...
Tracks in the Snow | Think Outside Boxes

Tracks in the Snow | Think Outside Boxes

“What made those tracks in the snow, Mom?” Isaac, my five year old, peered intently at the ground near his feet. The footprint was likely made by one of the many stray cats that roam our neighborhood at night, but his simple question reminded me that there...
Learn Basic Coding Skills | Coding Foundations

Learn Basic Coding Skills | Coding Foundations

“Did you know that your son can solve a Rubik’s Cube with his eyes closed?!?” “Trevor just found FOUR four-leaf clovers in 15 minutes! That’s insane!” My oldest thinks algorithmically. Algebraic thinking has always come easily for...