How is it going as you prepare for a summer of fun, relaxation, experiences and relationships? As spring gets busy (it is super busy around here), revisit your summer mission statement and keep at it; just do the next thing. This week we are going to create our “bucket list” for this coming summer. A… Continue reading Creating Your Summer “Bucket List”
Home schooling works best for our family and our highly sensitive children. I also love that we can pretty much finish all our school work in the mornings and have the rest of the day free. We use Sonlight Curriculum and I couldn’t be happier with it! I don’t have to put much time into… Continue reading Handwriting Isn’t a Subject We Home School
Christmas is coming…and if you are trying to lead a simpler life, the “stuff” of Christmas gets you down…gifts you don’t need and more clutter in the house. Especially after you have spent lots of time and energy de-cluttering, you don’t want to add more stuff. For adults, this seems to work OK…you can tell… Continue reading The Less Stuff Gift Guide for Kids
Routine is an important part of making life simpler for us. And knowing what to expect each days helps our highly sensitive kids prepare and avoid some of the melt downs that can occur with the stress that unknown change brings. Here is a look at our School Day Schedule (it is posted on our… Continue reading Our Daily Routine
Last night we chose to attend our church’s Fall Festival. It is done in partnership with a local Christian camp, so it is hosted at the camp, in their gym. The gym is filled with fun carnival games (ring toss, giant Connect 4, Nerf guns, balloon darts, bouncy castle, line dancing, etc) as well as… Continue reading Fall Festival, A HSC Case Study
If you have kids I’m sure you here this phrase daily: “Mommy, I’m hungry!” Sometimes I hear this (it seems) right after they have finished eating! There are a few things that I have to remind myself of about kids and snacks so this doesn’t drive me crazy: The bodies (and bellies) of kids are… Continue reading The Importance of Snacks
Labels are everywhere in our world…introvert, extrovert, ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Republican, Democrat, Independent, Dyslexic, INFJ and many, many more. Sometimes labels are helpful because they help us explain things more easily. Sometimes labels are unhelpful or untrue. Sometimes labels lead to prejudice. Sometimes labels are used as an excuse to act a certain way,… Continue reading Could You Have a Highly Sensitive Child?