Name Activities for kids with Special Needs

There comes such a sense of accomplishment when a child learns how to write their name.  That’s one of the reasons I persist in the perfection of Parker’s signature.  It’s really no longer a matter of IF the kid can write his name, but matter of WILL he’ll write his name.  Hard-headed Hodsons abound around… [Continue Reading]

Montessori Inspired Following Directions Activity

Each week we take Parker to my parents house for his daily lessons.  My Mom works with him a lot on OT skills.  This Tuesday however she changed it up some and created a Montessori inspired following directions activity.  It’s important that Parker learn how to follow directions and complete tasks.  He’ll be the first… [Continue Reading]

Special Needs Homeschooling

Special needs homeschooling in our family came about because of the fragility of Parker’s health.  Sending him to school for two days turned into two weeks of being sick.  Then the whooping cough outbreaks began.  Plain and simple, a case of whooping cough would kill Parker.  And, yes, we do vaccinate, but unless everyone chooses… [Continue Reading]

St. Patrick’s Day Educational Ideas

I am so thankful for talented people who willing share their hard work on their sites for people like me who home school a medically fragile kid at home.  Or any kid for that matter.  Anyway, welcome to our St. Patrick’s Day Educational Ideas Round-up!   3 Dinosaurs.com has created a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day… [Continue Reading]

Two Ingredient Playdough!

I am a total playdough snob.  The stuff from the store totally creeps me out both texture and smell wise.  Even when I purchase the stuff that is supposed to smell good……it doesn’t.  So I wind up making playdough for Parker.  And it doesn’t get much easier than a two ingredient playdough.  Oh, and did… [Continue Reading]

The end of the beginning of my blogging.

Blogging has changed since I first began this site about 8 years ago.  It started as a way to keep a journal of sorts about Parker’s life and add in a bit of advocacy as well.  As time has gone on bloggers have made pretty successful businesses from their blogs.  I enjoyed opportunities of working… [Continue Reading]