“I don’t know how you do it!” Homeschooling mommas hear this a lot. And if you add special needs kiddos to that equation, you hear it even more.
Maybe you are a momma with special kids. Or maybe you know a momma with special kids and you want to understand her journey a bit better. Join us in a place of virtual support. Pour yourself a cup of cold coffee (lets face it, the last time I drank a full cup that wasn’t cold was 2004), put on a Netflix movie for the kids and let’s talk.
We may have kids with very different issues/diagnoses/challenges but I’m betting we all have very much in common.
Welcome to a series of blog posts from mommas around the globe who are homeschooling special needs kids. I’ve written about my experiences homeschooling my daughter, The Bee, age 7 who has Sensory Processing Disorder and all the things that go with it (dyspraxia, low tone, fine motor delays and now, asthma). My oldest son, Firefly, age 9, also has Sensory Processing Disorder. We often combine therapy activities with homeschool learning.
This weekend, we will kick off the How She Does It series. My very good friend, Krista, homeschooling momma to two amazing little girls, will share her story. And, we’d love to hear your story, too. You can share with us anonymously or be as open as you like. Fill out the embedded form below. Your answers are confidential. Or, if you prefer, email me your answers at creeksidelearn at gmail dot com.
I’ll publish your story here. My plan is to make this a monthly feature, perhaps more often. Readers, let me know. If you want more How She Does It stories more often, we can do that.
My goal is to create a place where we can inspire each other and reach out to other mommas:
- Those mommas who are thinking about homeschooling but aren’t sure they can do it with the challenges their child faces.
- The mommas who just pulled their special child out of public school because he wasn’t thriving there.
- The mommas who know they are on the right path, but need some inspiration, some new ideas or the camaraderie that comes with reading something that makes you nod vigorously in recognition when a glimpse into someone else’s life is so very much like looking into our own.