Homeschool goals for 2018? Read this blog post for ideas for Grade 1 homeschooling. I'll be including academics, the arts, sports and practical life skills. What are your homeschool goals for 2018?

Homeschool Goals for Smashing It in 2018

My homeschool goals for 2018 are ambitious! But it’s my intention to smash them! Deciding to homeschool our special needs twin boys was not easy. And I know that it’s going to be challenging. But at the same time I’m excited to see what these two can do! Homeschool Goals – Academic Obviously homeschool goals are…

Help with homeschooling please! As I start the homeschooling journey I feel doubt. But there is a village out there willing to help and it will all be OK!

Help with Homeschooling for a Scared Newbie

Help with homeschooling please. I sometimes find myself whispering this under my breath as I contemplate embarking on this momentous journey of learning and development. Can I manage? Will I get it right? Am I doing the right thing for my kids? So the time has finally come. The kids have finished with school and…

Santa Claus is a traditional figure during the festive season. But some special needs kids might not understand what he stands for. It's OK to say No Santa!

Santa Claus and Special Needs Kids

Santa is an age old tradition, celebrating the selfless giving that we characterize with Christmas.  While many people dislike Santa receiving credit for their tireless pursuit of the perfect toys, others find Santa offers an opportunity to teach about the joy of giving. I’ve always found myself wavering between these two camps each year, but…

My future wish for my special needs twins is to be safe, healthy and happy. And it is my life's work to make sure that this wish comes true!

A Future Wish for my Special Needs Twins

I have special needs twins. And I have no idea what the future holds for them. Before they were diagnosed, I had high hopes of them being astronauts, lawyers, musicians, actors or doctors. They may still becomes these things, but luckily they have been relieved of this pressure. Because now we take each day at…

Blogging is something that I find so rewarding. It helps me to process and to share. It is a great honour to be nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award.

Blogging Recognition Award Nomination

Blogging is something that I find very rewarding. As I pass through different stages of my life, I create a blog to share my life, to process what I’m experiencing and to get support and inspiration. I’ve had a design blog, a twin blog and even a lifestyle blog. My Little Home School is a…

Activities for special needs kids take a lot of planning. Calming activities such as going to the beach or the forest are often most successful.

Awesome Activities for Special Needs Kids

Activities for special needs kids often take a bit more planning. If you’re a special needs parent, you’ll know that getting your child out the door can be like planning a military operation. It took us a long time to find out what worked for our family. But with planning and preparation, there are many…

Homeschool music has many benefits, especially for special needs kids. They learn rhythm, patience, a way to extend their memory and creative expression.

Homeschool Music with Dinosaurs and Love

Homeschool music will always be a priority in our homeschool schedule. My husband, who works from home, is an electronic music producer. So our lives basically have a pretty rad soundtrack. We all love music and we (the parents) both secretly hope that our kids will someday have the chance to make music in some…

My special needs child hates food. At least it seems like that. But it's OK. Special needs kids need the time and flexibility to expand their palettes.

My Special Needs Child Hates Food

My special needs child hates food. Actually both my special needs children hate food. Maybe hate is a bit too strong but they are definitely extremely suspicious. It has taken all my resolve to accept this fact but it has been worth the struggle. Getting in the Greens Parental concern is quite something and I’m…