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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 …

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20 Truths for My Children in 2020

20 Truths for My Children in 2020 There were 20 truths I wanted to tell my children in 2020.  And while I promised to make it a habit to tell them every single one, the proposal changed at 8:45 pm, on December 31st, 2019. As the world boasted promises, hopes, and dreams, my babies were dealt a heavy blow.  One that would make the passing of 2019 all too memorable. And the 20 Truths seem more important, more clear than …

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How to Mother Adult Babies Better

How to Mother Adult Babies Better One never stops being a mother, even when she has adult babies. I am writing this at 30,000 feet. My oldest daughter, Maggie and I are flying home from a visit with my youngest biological son, Luke aka the Hippie Baby.  He lives and works at an Ashram. He teaches Ayurvedic classes, yoga, and… other stuff.  Look, I love Jesus. I raised my first batch of children as Christians. They know what I believe. …

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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 …

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 …

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Creating an Atmosphere of Chill for your LD Child

Creating an Atmosphere of Chill for your LD Child Welcome to post 5 in the Help my Child has Learning Disabilities Series.  Today I am writing to you about atmosphere.  No matter if you are dealing with an LD child or not, take a moment to take stock of the environment around you.  The atmosphere you are in matters. I want to use an example that has nothing to do with LD to emphasis how atmosphere impacts us.  It is …