Category Archives: Parenting

Updates and Birthdays

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Well, as to what has kept me away except for all the reviews – we’ve had some changes in the household. Some various things have happened that kept me busy with real life and … Continue reading

The Problem with Estimating

No, I’m not talking about math. I’m talking about estimating what your child can do. I recently realized that I’ve grossly underestimated Boobear. See, I’m always aware of his challenges and try to keep them in mind while not focusing … Continue reading

Changing Methods

I’ve been thinking a lot about the way we homeschool. I love reading about education methods, the psychology behind things, and what does or doesn’t work for people’s children. I try to keep up with what’s happening in the public … Continue reading

When Science Worksheets Are Helpful

I hear a lot of people saying how much they hate worksheets or how worksheets are never useful. While I agree to an extent, I have to admit that they have come in handy with Boobear. Perhaps it’s his challenges, … Continue reading

Angry Birds Clip Behavior Chart

Let me start off by saying – Boobear is a good kid. He has a lot of challenges, but he’s one good kid. We honestly don’t have a lot of trouble with him. Yet there are times when everything becomes … Continue reading

New Year, New Plans

First off: Happy New Year! I hope that 2015 is a great year for you. So, new year, new plans. We’re still trying hard to find a schedule and routine that suits our family the best. Both Papa Bear and … Continue reading

Meet Jelly the Spider

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You know the Elf on the Shelf tradition? Well, that doesn’t happen here. Boobear finds the elf to be incredibly creepy. Tear inducing, hide under a blanket, lock self in closet creepy. (Honestly, I find it pretty creepy too!) But … Continue reading

Weekly Wrap Up: 12/8-12/14

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So we’ve had a busy week. We’re wrapping up lessons and switching over to hands on things like Miquon to keep the dreaded brain drain away, but everything will be light since it’s time for us to focus on family … Continue reading

Birthday Excitement – Spiderman Bracelets

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There’s been a lot of excitement going on all week. Boobear was invited to his first birthday party, and it’s all he can talk about (besides Angry Birds!) He’s been paying attention to the calendar and reminding me to mark … Continue reading

Weekly Wrap Up 11/7 – When Things Just Don’t Go Right

Things are slowly but surely improving. One of the biggest challenges during all the upheaval has been Boobear’s autism. It’s been flaring and he’s bouncing from cuddly, to “don’t touch me!”, from chatty to grunting, and his emotions are all … Continue reading

Off the Rails – When Things Don’t Quite Go As Planned

These last few weeks of school I’m beginning to wonder why I ever bothered doing any sort of planning. Boobear has decided to take all my pretty plans and turn them on their head. I feel kinda like a train … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Birthday Boy!

Boobear turned six! SIX! This really shouldn’t be possible, but there it is. My baby is six years old. The time really flies. We had a small family gathering at my mom’s home. She made him a strawberry cake just … Continue reading

Curriculum Changes

I mentioned in my last post that I was redoing our curriculum. Now, it may seem silly, seeing as how we just started our school year this past January, but it became obvious fairly quickly that Boobear was simply bored. … Continue reading