Special Needs

Raising kids with special needs is hard than I ever imagined it would be. In 2002 and 2015 Chuck and I adopted babies with special needs. Both were drug and alcohol exposed. One would later be diagnosed with autism. In 2010 I gave birth to our youngest child, Apollo, who was born with a double aortic arch, a rare congenital heart defect. Come read my stories and share in our heartbreak and triumph as we raise children with special needs.

Using Technology to Homeschool with Hearing Loss

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BTSwithHP #CollectiveBias It’s that time of year. Like it or not, I am planning our upcoming homeschool year. In theory this would be the Easiest Year Ever. Enoch will be headed off to Running Start so it is just Kalina I need …

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Extreme Parenting: Choose Your Battles

You’ve heard of extreme sports, extreme couponing and extreme makeovers…Well Chuck and I are now practicing something we call Extreme Parenting: The Choose Your Battles Edition.  Now, as a parenting philosophy we believe in regular (and early bedtimes), teaching children to obey, teaching them to show respect for their elders and authority figures. We believe in …

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