Special Needs Homeschooling , Blenderized Diets and more.

We are counting down the days until a new school year here at the Hodson’s.  The Blue Eyed Girl will be a (gasp!) Junior, The Curly Girly has just been hired on as an Intern with her very own special needs classroom.  Reed is busy getting his school ready for a new year, and I’m […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Great FREE PRINTABLE PACKS

I love homeschooling Parker.  My philosophy of teaching includes a lot of hands on learning time.  I don’t purchase a curriculum, but rather put together my own each year which includes some pretty great Free Printable Packs that cover all kinds of subjects and holidays. First up is a Free Nativity PreK-K Printable Pack that […]

A New Home School Year

I’ve learned quite a few things in my years of being a Home School Mama to a medically fragile child with special needs. I’ve learned that like a Boy Scout, my motto must be “Be Prepared.”  That is the Scout motto, right? Anyway, I find that if I don’t have every single thing planned out […]