This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Visual Writing Process for KidsEditing can be a hard part of this process for kids. A lot of kids like to write and just be done. Who wants to review what they have already done and fix mistakes, correct problems, add better transitions, etc? Probably not a lot of us, if we are being honest. Some kids might feel like their work is good enough and making corrections proves they aren’t doing enough. This can be a hard shell to crack, but with some ways that make this process easier kids are able to overcome this challenging, but needed step. One thing that makes editing hard for kids is the fact that they […]
This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Travel with ADHDWith the Holidays in gear one thing many families will be doing is traveling. Traveling to see family, friends and sometimes even just to get away. Some people love traveling, others not so much, but one thing is for sure, add ADHD to the mix and traveling can turn into chaos. So what is an ADHD family to do? Travel of course! LOL, I know that isn’t what you were thinking or looking for. So let me share with you how I get our very active ADHD family out the door, down the road, and back again, all while having fun and keeping my sanity. For someone like me, with ADHD, breaking down […]
If you are just joining us, we have been talking about making the decision to send our oldest to the local Public School. You can check out our past posts on this, how we decided(Public School – Decision Time), planned(Public School – Planning), prepared(Public School – Preparation), and started his 1st day(Public School – 1st Day). Now that he is in Public School (while we still homeschool our other two kiddos), I wanted to go over some strategies we are working on to keep up communication with the school, and ways to make sure our kid is getting what he needs from the school. I hope these tips will help you, if you are in the same position. Whether it be by choice, or being […]
Can you believe it? You made it to the first day of public school already! It wasn’t as hard or difficult as you though, huh. Good, glad to hear it. Now that the first day is in sight, what can you do as Mom/Dad to make this transition on their first day amazing? Well, I’m glad you asked because that is just what we are going to be talking about today. The Night Before Have a simple quick dinner so you will have plenty of time to work on getting ready for the big day. This is just for this one day and will really help you all have a relaxed evening. Clothes Have your child pick out their clothes for the next day and […]
As a Homeschooling Mom with very busy, active kids, I do not have much time to menu plan. I have, in the past, sat down for hours putting a week’s worth of meal plans together. I would go through my cabinets to find out what we have, pull out our recipe books and pick which meals we could eat with what we have, write out a shopping list of what I would need to buy, pull out coupons to match and then finally go shopping. It really did take hours and hours, with most weeks at about 4 hours per week’s worth of groceries. I decided about a year ago, enough was enough. Something had to give.
With a new year comes self-reflection and motivation to change. Our blog is no different. Even though we have only been around a short while, the new year gives us motivation to press forward and set goals. What are those goals? How do you fit into this? Read on and find out!
In this day and age of more things going digital, it is so nice to get actual mail that isn’t junk. Sending out those Christmas cards however, is much less appealing. I love the idea of finally dropping them in the post office bin, but getting them ready to mail is just so overwhelming. So now that Christmas card season is here, how do I go from being overwhelmed with getting one card out to getting out a hundred?
So the trip is planned, and then it hits me…PACKING, ugh. Over the years I have worked hard to improve how we get it all together for leaving on a trip, but honestly it still is no fun and a lot of work. The biggest problem to overcome with having ADHD and kids with the same, is forgetting things. I can’t begin to count how many trips we have gone on that we forgot something. Some are pretty funny looking back on.