Choosing to homeschool a child with special needs

Choosing to Homeschool a Special Needs Child

When Rudy, who has Down syndrome,  was born we were already well into our home schooling journey. Our oldest was 9, so we were into our fifth year, yet for some reason that surprised me, many people thought we’d send […]

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The reality of a Down syndrome diagnosis #downsyndromeawareness #lifeisbetterwithyou #theluckyfew

The reality of a Down Syndrome Diagnosis

If we are going to talk straight about our diagnosis of Down Syndrome it may not show my best side, so Let’s get this straight from the beginning I love my son.  I fell impossibly, and irrevocably in love with […]

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Homemade Play Dough

I learned to make play dough way back in high school, early childhood education class.  It takes only a couple of minutes to make a whole load of it, AND it costs pennies!  You don’t have to worry about the […]

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Quick, Easy, Delicious, Finger Salad

  I don’t like to heat up my kitchen in the summer.  We grill a lot and add in different salads and veggies.  This Finger Salad is hearty with a super satisfying crunch.  I love to make this up for […]

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How to Transplant a Tomato; and other life lessons

I don’t remember learning how to plant a tomato per SE,  it’s something I’ve just always  known.  Planting tomatoes was a yearly event in both my parent’s garden, and my grandparent’s.  The distinct smell of the young tomato plants, mixed with sun-warmed […]

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