Tuesday, January 28, 2014

It's been a long time............

I can't believe how long it's been since the last time I posted anything. Let's just say life happened. I'm going to revamp things a bit and try to post more.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

inspirational books

We've been in a rut lately,so I picked up a couple of books looking for a little homeschooling inspiration--Beyond Survival-A Guide to Abundant-Life Homeschooling by Diana Waring and Educating the WholeHearted Child by Sally and Clay Clarkson. They have given me a few new ideas and different ways to look at things. I also pulled out a few books from the bookshelf that I read a year or so ago for more ideas and inspiration--Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman and 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching & Raising Children with Autism or Asperger's.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Schedule

How's everyone doing getting back into school and studies after the long Christmas break? I know we took extra time this year-not sure if that's turned out to be a good thing or not. My son has had a hard time adjusting from vacation to study time. Instead of trying to do it all each day,I've decided to try and do an alternating schedule and see how that works. We will do a few classes each day and hopefully be able to get more done in the long run. And instead of sticking with the public school schedule,we going to start year round-I've been looking for a way to do that and think I'm just going to jump in and do it. We will of course take breaks when we need them. I think this will work better for my son in the long run. I've also discovered that although he doesn't like to do crafty things,he does enjoy cutting out things and pasting them onto something. So we are trying lapbooking and I've started more notebooking activities too. Anyone have any tips on notebooking or lapbooking? Please feel free to share your ideas or favorite online links.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


The Crazy Homeschoolers Next Door would like to wish all of our other Homeschooling friends a HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope that 2012 is a great year for all of us. We hope to get back to our studies sometime next week.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Our New Family Member---CHEWIE

Meet CHEWIE--she is soooo cute! She really likes her exercise wheel.

Zach has been wanting to get a pet for a while. The husband and I talked about it and told him he could either get a RAT or HAMSTER. We picked up a little black and white hamster today. Her name is CHEWIE. She was snoozing in the dinner bowl at the petstore when we saw her. Zach thinks she looks kind of like a cow (spots). She's settled in very well I think. Zach has been sneaking into the sewing room to pet her while I wasn't looking LOL. We plan on putting her in his room,but don't have a stand or extra table at the moment,so she's hanging out with me and the parrot in the sewing room/my office. Tinkerbelle has had her eyes on the new arrival all day. It's been funny to watch her watching Chewie! The husband texted me from work and said he's thinking about getting himself a RAT. I told him as long as he cleans it I didn't care. I swear he's still a 9 year old trapped in a 43 year old body LOL!


Merry Christmas---and Happy Holidays from our family to all of our readers....Peace.

Monday, December 12, 2011


Zachary is 9 years old today....if you want to read about his birth story check out my other blog.....