struggling learner

Let Them Google It: Dear Mom of a Struggling Learner

Let Them Google It: Dear Mom of a Struggling Learner If you have a struggling learner, the mom struggle is real.   Let me guess some of your struggles. Things will be hard for my baby. This is crushing their spirit… their sweet, beautiful, perfect spirit. He/she will be alienated. How will this impact their future? Those are just the first four.  I know, there are about 10-5,000 more.  Hear me when I say, I am sorry, and while I would …

as a boy thinketh

As a Boy Thinketh: Homeschooling, Again

As a Boy Thinketh: Homeschooling, Again I withdrew our two young sons, Sam and Charlie from public school on Thursday to homeschool, again.   And I have no horror story to report.  To all the teachers and administrators, I know your work is impossible.  This is not about any one shortcoming or failure, this is about an opportunity.  Some of you know me, but if you don’t we have six children. The oldest is 24, the youngest is six.  And we …

learning disabilities a blessing

Learning Disabilities: A Blessing

Learning Disabilities: A Blessing Learning disabilities, I propose it is a loaded diagnosis, I call a blessing.  Some will call it a crutch. Others will say it is a tragedy, a malady of disorders and hardships, one wouldn’t wish on their worst enemy.  But, I know some things, just a few things about learning disabilities. And I want to share them with you.   If you know me, you know that I barely made it through high school.  I managed to …

my child can't read

My Child Can’t Read – Dear Worried Mama

My child couldn’t read either.  I hear you. And I see you. I know the worry and I know, the concern.  And I cannot tell you the magic formula to help your child read. But I have a few things I want to tell you, some encouragement, and maybe a little hope.   My son, who is now a Marine, is married and has a cat, could not read well beyond the “normal” time frame for which a child “should” read.  …

mom boss advocate

Mom Boss: Effective Advocacy

It is safe to assume if you are reading this, you are a curious a mom.  The title “mom,” rarely doesn’t have some descriptive attached to it. Soccer, bad, good, working, stay-at-home, world’s best, foster, adoptive, step, certainly I have left off a few, but you get the gist.   Mom is a mixed bag of love, reward, joy, pain, and sleeplessness.  It is only fair I warn you spring chicken moms, yes, newborns are hard.  The terrible twos were invented by …

The Power of Music

Jam-Ed: How Music Impacts Learning

Jam-Ed: How Music Impacts Learning Today I am writing to you a word about the power of music and how it greatly impacts learning.  I am not classifying this post as part of the learning disabilities series, because I think applies to every aspect of learning and parenting.   So, I have a confession, I love Jesus, and I am not a big praise and worship gal.  Don’t go anywhere, let me explain. I promise I have a point (a pretty …