Deciding to homeschool is a deeply personal choice, but if you have a chronic illness or serious medical condition that choice becomes a very complicated matter.
7 Steps to Homeschooling Your Anxious Child
Homeschooling is one of those wonderful blessings that presents constant opportunities for growth and change. Homeschooling an anxious child, well, that can just rock your world! Anxiety is a very real disorder, adrenaline kicks in and suddenly your child becomes out of control and no longer thinks clearly. No matter what you say or do […]
The Day In And Day Out Of Homeschooling
Have you ever noticed that when school starts everyone’s excited but that it only lasts for a few days and then real-life sets in? In the first week of school, everyone is excited about new books and school supplies. Homeschool moms are ready to implement their new schedules and kids are ready to learn, explore, […]
Getting Ready For Another Homeschool Year
We’re rapidly approaching another school year and for many, that means another year of homeschooling with chronic illness.
Making It To Graduation – Despite Chronic Illness
Just a few short weeks ago my husband and I graduated our second daughter and homeschooler. We’ve been homeschooling since September 2001. We’ve graduated two children so far and have two more to go. I can hardly believe these years have passed by so quickly and yet I remember the days going by oh so […]
Chronically Ill Homeschooling Part 2 – When Your Child Is Sick
The first part in this 2 part series is Chronically Ill Homeschooling Part 1 – When Mom is Sick. As homeschoolers, we work very hard to meet all of the demands of the family’s busy schedule, managing and balancing the needs of the home and educating our children.
Chronically Ill Homeschooling Part 1 – When Mom’s Sick
My husband and I chose to homeschool when our now 20-year-old daughter was finishing up Kindergarten. Looking back I sometimes wonder to myself, “what were we thinking?”
Sleeping In On A School Day
(Since the writing of this post my 2 eldest daughters have graduated from our homeschool and are both productive members of society.) Recently the county where I live approached the topic of a later start time for the public schools. For many reasons, this becomes controversial mostly between the schools and the parents. The school administration […]
A Letter to the Chronically Ill Homeschool Mom
Dear Chronically Ill Homeschool Mom, We may not know each personally but I would imagine we have a lot in common. You see, I homeschooled for over ten years with chronic Lyme disease.