Home School Hesitations

Home school is something I have considered since the moment I found out I was pregnant with BigM. At first HomemadeDady wasn’t agreeable to the idea. He wanted BigM to have all the opportunities that public school offered. With the Autism diagnosis I wanted BigM to be in the public school system while we were…

Stocking Stuffers

The bane of my existence. Even when I find gift shopping difficult I can usually pull it together. Stockings on the other hand, are difficult no matter what. This year I did manage to get them done early but it wasn’t any less difficult! I did not intentionally get all the boys Star Wars socks….

Black Maddness Haul Part 2

Saturday: I was suckered in on Saturday. I saw a post from Joanne’s Fabric about a sale they were having on Saturday. We weren’t even out of bed yet. I was able to pester HD into agreeing to go and even going inside to help me choose. The sale on fabric on Friday was worse…

Black Maddness Haul Part 1

I talked about going out shopping on Black Friday. I thought I would share our “haul” from that day. I say “haul” because we really didn’t’ buy much that day. Even if you lump in Saturday, we still didn’t buy that much. I was not very impressed with the sale ads that were released and…

Autism: Mapril 2016!!

We got some of the best news we could get. Our class date got moved up a month earlier. This means we get to meet BigM’s service dog one month sooner. These past couple of weeks have been  a flurry of getting the training video together to send in, getting to know our new classmates…

Autism: Puppy Prepping

We are still waiting to have dates of when we get to bring the service dog home with us. I know that this holiday season we will have some more specific information and directions to send in video to help them train the dog. Until then we have been prepping for the dog. When BigM…

Big M Birthday

Over the summer BigM turned 5. Instead of buying lots of toys or presents we gave him experiences. Day one we had a Chuck E Cheese party. We invited another family to come along and had TONS of fun. The kids all ran around and played on games and ate pizza and ice cream. The…

Monday Madness

This past Monday was madness. From over sleeping to thinking we are going to get arrested to being mistaken as the wife of the wrong guy to needing iron tests done and kids melting down over it, that Monday was absolute, total, complete madness. This also happens to be the offending Monday that tipped me…

Top 10 Kids Craft Supplies

The bane of any clean house is little one’s craft time. With all the possibilities in stores it can be hard to navigate what to keep stocked at all times. While lists will vary between families I decided to give you my list of favorites. HINT: It does not include glitter. NEVER will it include…

Library Haul #2

We didn’t make it to the library on Friday. Sickness swept through the house and at first we thought it was Pink Eye. Thank goodness it turned out not to be. Just some weird cold thing. We were able to go to town and then a birthday party on Saturday. After the birthday party we…

Library Haul #1

Part of the home school curriculum is a list of almost a dozen books. Some of these are “required” while the rest are suggested. Since we have a smaller community library available near by I went in with the only requirement of finding books with topics relevant to the unit theme. We do have a…

Not Quite Homemade, Homeschool

After a recent IEP meeting with BigM’s school we had confirmed what we already knew. This kid is too smart for his own good and ours. I was already working with BigM at home on some more advanced work than what he has been getting in school. Last week we decided to try out doing…