Personality Types and Homeschooling Stress

Personality Types and Homeschooling Stress

Personality Types and Homeschooling Stress

Do you know your personality type? Do you realize how much your personality type impacts how you interact with people, events and environmental stimuli? Have you considered how the personality types of the other people in your home impact your homeschooling experiences? Did you ever think that conflicting personality types and homeschooling stress can go (continue reading…)

Overcoming Homeschooling Stress - A Series

Overcoming Homeschooling Stress – A Series

Overcoming Homeschooling Stress - A Series

I’m a proponent of home education and believe it can be a powerful option for many families. It’s easy to find information about all of the benefits of homeschooling whether they are educational, social, financial or emotional. But the reality is that homeschooling can be incredibly stressful for the parents and the moms in particular. (continue reading…)

Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I’ve just finished reading Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. I learned of the book in a Facebook group when someone shared two videos that were made about it. After watching the videos, I wanted to read the book. Does it spark joy? The basic premise (continue reading…)

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National Eosinophil Awareness Week

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This is National Eosinophil Awareness Week. During this week, people who have been impacted seek to raise awareness regarding this set of diseases. In some cases, it is parents raising awareness on behalf of their child. In other cases, it is the adults themselves who have been impacted. What is all this? The American Partnership (continue reading…)

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Happy It’s a Girl Day!

Girlday

May 11 is an official holiday in our home! We celebrate It’s a Girl! Day to commemorate finding out via ultrasound that we were at very long last expecting a girl. We had prayed specifically for a daughter all of those years and were a mixture of joy and tears when the technician told us (continue reading…)

Gifted and 2e Children at Church

Gifted and 2e Children at Church

Gifted and 2e Children at Church

I know from reading conversations online that gifted and 2e children at church is often a big issue for Christian parents. And I’m going to say up front I do not have the answers for this. More than any other post in this series I’m going to raise the questions and I’m sincerely hoping others (continue reading…)

Thinking about Gifted2e from a Christian Perspective

Thinking about Gifted/2e from a Christian Perspective

Thinking about Gifted2e from a Christian Perspective

The idea of giftedness provokes very strong feelings amongst parents. When some parents hear the words “gifted” or “2e” used to describe their child, they feel relieved. It might be the final piece of the puzzle regarding their high-maintenance child who simply doesn’t function like other children. When other parents hear the term gifted they (continue reading…)

Raising Gifted Children in the Christian Faith

Raising Gifted Children in the Christian Faith

Raising Gifted Children in the Christian Faith

Since learning of Caroline’s giftedness (2e), the past year has been a huge learning curve for me. I’ve had to rethink so much about learning and parenting. Because I’m a Christian, I think about these topics in the context of my faith. I realized at one point that there is very little out there about (continue reading…)

Why I Don't Micromanage My Picky Eater

Why I Don’t Micromanage My Picky Eater

Why I Don't Micromanage My Picky Eater

We have two picky eaters in our home. My daughter is a picky eater. I’m the other one. Because I’ve always been very particular about food, it makes it much easier to accept my daughter’s eating preferences. And she has had them from very early on. I remember one day when my in-laws were visiting  (continue reading…)