I was unintentionally exposed to mold this last week. Here were my symptoms within an hour of mold exposure: Headaches Irritability (way more than normal) Restlessness Anger outbursts Crying (more than normal) Joints stiff and cracking Muscle spasms and aches Vaginal bleeding Rectal bleeding Brain fog was back Upset stomach Trouble falling asleep (the supplement… Continue reading Could Mold Be the Root Cause of Your Physical or Mental Illness?
Every few months, a new post or video will emerge on social media and be mass-shared by homeschool moms across the country and the world --usually citing research (or just opinions) about the key to your child’s success. They usually involve something like determination, grit, not giving up, or stick-to-itiveness. All variations on the same… Continue reading Determination Is Not the Key to Your Child’s Success
Knowledge is power, and an informed parent has the power to better help their child. ---Sarah Forbes If you are reading this, you probably fit into one of the following four categories: 1. You just learned that your homeschooled child has ADHD 2.You just chose to bring your ADHD child home for school 3.You have… Continue reading Start Here to Learn More About Homeschooling an ADHD Child
If you have ADHD, anxiety, adrenal problems or if you are basically living and breathing, you probably deal with stress and difficulties processing that stress. This can be especially true for people who don't have neurotypical brains because our brains are already a little off and prone to misfiling information. Many anxieties (for example, phobias)… Continue reading Art Therapy: A Simple Method to Deal with Stress
When I met my husband, I felt like he really got me, like he really understood me. It wasn't until many years later that I found that this wasn't simply because we had compatible Meiers-Briggs personality types --although I am sure that helps. It's also because we both are hypersensitive. It wasn't until this last… Continue reading Are You or Your Child a Highly-Sensitive Person?
I get annoyed when homeschool parents start telling other parents, “It's wrong to homeschool out of fear.” Why do I get annoyed? The first reason is because it's ridiculous. All parents make choices for their children based on fear (i.e. actual legitimate concerns about a situation). When did being concerned about real danger become wrong?… Continue reading It’s Okay to Homeschool Out of Fear
Today is the last day to enter our drawing for a couple's pass to the OCEANetwork Homeschool Conference in Portland Oregon on June 23-24, 2017! Click the link and follow the directions to join! Confessions of a Horrible Housewife, Episode 2: Very few things as a homemaker have caused me as much shame as… Continue reading Confessions of a Horrible Housewife, Episode 2
I don't do laundry. Well, that's not exactly true. I wash things. But how I do laundry wouldn't count as doing laundry in a lot of people's books. I don't sort. Like ever. Unless it's really really expensive or special. Or colored red and brand new. Otherwise, everything gets washed together. And I gave up… Continue reading Confessions of a Horrible Housewife, Episode 1
I sat down yesterday and watched an awesome documentary. It was actually the second time I had watched it, but the first time doesn’t count because I had insomnia at 2 am and watched it until I fell asleep. I catnapped through the whole thing so I didn’t retain much. I came away thinking “I… Continue reading Why Is Gluten a Problem? Could It Be a Problem for You? Or for Your Child?
First, relax. I know it's very overwhelming, but you can do this! One step at a time. The first thing you need to know is that there are multiple educational styles or approaches. It looks like a traditional approach (what the public schools use) is not working for your child (or you’d probably leave them… Continue reading So, You Want to Homeschool Your ADHD Child