Smart Kids Still Need Help

Smart Kids Still Need Help

Parents, teachers, friends and mentors… let’s talk. We have a generation of brilliant, gifted, amazing kids who are having (and are going to have) significant crises over the next days, weeks, and months. These kids, the ones we’ve nurtured and shuttled from...
I Hate My Son’s Headphones

I Hate My Son’s Headphones

My son has a sensory processing disorder. He is an avoider – sounds, smells, textures. There’s a lot in our world that hurts him, a lot of situations that are overwhelming for him, a lot of sensations and stimuli that you or I take for granted related to...
Why You Should Keep Attending Homeschool Conventions

Why You Should Keep Attending Homeschool Conventions

Okay, so you’re a pro by now. You’ve been homeschooling for years now, you’ve got your systems in place, your preferred curriculum selected, and you are living in the sweet spot of a homeschool veteran who knows what they’re doing. You’ve...
Come Meet Me (and Many Others) at Great Homeschool Conventions!

Come Meet Me (and Many Others) at Great Homeschool Conventions!

Winter is fading. The snow is melting (a little), the birds are singing, and Spring is just around the corner. I love this time of year not just because of the warmth that is headed my way, but because it signals the beginning of convention season with Great...
Fix It Yourself | Think Outside Boxes

Fix It Yourself | Think Outside Boxes

“You can’t use up creativity: The more you use, the more you have. Make sewing and fixing things your new superpower!” This month’s Think Outside Boxes Repair Box might just be the best one yet. I keep saying that, but I’m not sure how...
All Tied Up in Knots | Anxiety and Think Outside Boxes

All Tied Up in Knots | Anxiety and Think Outside Boxes

Has your child ever told you that she feels like her tummy is all tied up in knots when she’s feeling anxious about something? Childhood anxiety is real, valid, and so, so tough for kids — and their parents, and I loved that our Think Outside Boxes...
RLL 41: Homeschooling “Fringy Kids” with Heather Boorman

RLL 41: Homeschooling “Fringy Kids” with Heather Boorman

Raising kids “on the fringes,” or gifted, 2e, etc can be isolating and confusing. Therapist and author Heather Boorman joins Colleen on today’s episode to talk about how helping kids see their differences can help them be the amazing people...
The Secret to Homeschooling THAT Kid Successfully

The Secret to Homeschooling THAT Kid Successfully

Earlier this school year we made drastic changes in our 10th grader’s schooling. He’s been homeschooled since the February of his first grade year, so we should have had things pretty well in hand as we’d been doing it awhile. Right?  Wrong....