How She Does It: Sharla

Welcome to the How She Does It series:  Homeschooling Moms of Special Needs Kids Speak Out. To read more  stories from other homeschooling moms, visit our How She Does It installment on our Special Needs page. Today’s post is from Sharla, who blogs over at The Chaos and the Clutter.   Sharla is the mom of 7 wonderfully unique children. Here is how she describes her family: Two of our children were blessed by birth and the other...

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The Day She Didn’t Give Up

  My daughter watches, as her friends do things with ease: they open snacks, they button their coats, they ride their bikes without training wheels. These are things that don’t come easy to her. She is 7 and she has some challenges with motor planning, the way her brain tells her body when and where to move. She is aware that she is doing some things at a different pace than many of her friends. Sometimes, even her little...

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Monster Headphones Review

I have been searching for the perfect headphones for Firefly.  He’s 9 and he has some challenges that would be greatly helped by the perfect pair of headphones. Firefly was diagnosed at age 2 with Sensory Processing Disorder. While this can present very differently from one child to another, for Firefly, one of his main challenges is auditory. His ear drums are extremely sensitive to loud noises at some frequencies (especially...

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How She Does It: Krista

I am so pleased to bring you this first special guest post in our How She Does It series: Homeschooling Moms of Special Needs Kids. Krista is a former nurse and the happily married wife of a lawyer who has homeschooled her two daughters from the beginning. Seven-year-old Elena is passionate about fairies and a math whiz. She is diagnosed with high functioning autism/Asperger’s.  Five-year-old Heather fancies all things fancy and...

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Introducing the “How She Does It” Series

“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...

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How To Combine Homeschooling and Special Needs Therapies (Without Losing Your Mind)

Does this sound familiar?  How will you fit in math, therapy exercises and an OT appointment after breakfast and reading, Speech and preschool work for your younger child in the afternoon, and oh, yeah, they need to play with their friends and go outside and just be kids and then there are meals to fix and a house to clean and therapy exercises and baths before bed and more books to read and something you need to research on the...

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