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#100 Days of Home Ed...Day 20

Wow…one-fifth of the way there. And I still have LOADS to say about home educating a special needs child, especially one with PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance). 1,248 more words


The Caring-Shell by K.L. Schaefer

AUTHOR’S BLURB: Far far away in another galaxy, on an earthlike planet, there exists a race of mammalian creatures who lay eggs and are functional hermaphrodites. 250 more words


I Think I Scared My Daughter

I think I scared my daughter.

So I’m here to straighten that out.

Twice in the past two weeks I have been struck asunder by a virus from hell.   521 more words

Life Chatter

Spring Kick-Off Roundup

Are you excited as I am for Spring? Its right around the corner which means, Hello sunshine and goodbye cabin fever. Spring is my favorite time of year because I can relax outside with the kiddos, while enjoying the nice weather. 256 more words



There is a feeling gnawing and growing inside me. It is tugging at me and retreating again. I can’t pin it down or hold it long enough to examine it. 135 more words


SEND Parent = Agitator?

By Rosie and Jo’s mum

There’s a new word for parents like me.

I realised that the education system was failing my children very badly, I found the guidelines their educators should be following and I spent time, energy and, eventually, money on making sure their needs were met well enough for them to have equality of access to the curriculum. 430 more words

Blog: Reflections

Going to school each day is an act of courage

This is why our bright kids with dyslexia often develop anxiety or depression — and dread going to school.

Jessica Spriggs sent this to me as an email, and gave me permission to share it. 264 more words