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How I took 2 special needs kids to Disney land and survived. Practical tips for every parent Conduct Disorder, Taken 2, Sensory Integration, Disney Land, Special Needs Kids, Learning Disabilities, Disney Trips, Homeschooling, To My Daughter

How I took 2 special needs kids to Disney land and survived. Practical tips for every parent.

In October of 2013 I took my 2 special needs children to Disney world and survived. My daughter has ADHD, ODD, sensory integration dysfunction, conduct disorder, anxiety and learning disabilities. My son has autism, OCD and a sensory processing disorder. It was an experience that we will never forget. Below is what I found what…

The high cost of autism and long wait times Children With Autism, My Children, Special Needs Kids, Single Parenting, Homeschooling, Waiting, Times, Special Needs Children, My Boys

The high cost of autism and long wait times

As a single parent of 2 special needs children I know all too well about the high cost of accessing services that my children need and the long wait times for services that are government funded. While there is some funding available for children with autism, the cost of the program or therapy needs to…

12 reasons every pregnant woman should consider a midwife 8 Year Olds, Special Needs Kids, Food Allergies, Public School, First World, Best Dogs, Homeschooling, Country Roads, Parenting

Worlds first dog who can really drive! Amazing video!

Anyone who knows me knows that I am an animal lover. Despite being highly allergic to dogs and cats I have 2 of each. Why? Because they needed a home. Watch this video, you will be amazed. You will see that every dog is special and deserves a loving home! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWAK0J8Uhzk

12 reasons every pregnant woman should consider a midwife 8 Year Olds, Special Needs Kids, Food Allergies, Public School, First World, Best Dogs, Homeschooling, Country Roads, Parenting

Worlds first dog who can really drive! Amazing video!

Anyone who knows me knows that I am an animal lover. Despite being highly allergic to dogs and cats I have 2 of each. Why? Because they needed a home. Watch this video, you will be amazed. You will see that every dog is special and deserves a loving home! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWAK0J8Uhzk

Discover one of the top resources for teaching reading and spelling. All About Learning Press offers homeschooling curriculum that will have your kids learning effectively with multisensory lessons. Curriculum Planning, Homeschool Curriculum, Homeschooling, Seventh Grade, Sixth Grade, All About Spelling, Educational News, Special Needs Kids, Teaching Reading

O Canada! It’s time for school. All about learning press giveaway!

I am happy to introduce the first giveaway on my blog. All about learning press is giving away your choice of levels from either All About Reading or All About Spelling, plus an Interactive Kit. This prize is valued at $150! Simply fill out the Entry-Form to enter. The winner will be chosen July 23, 2014…

404 - Not Found – The Canadian Homeschooler Special Needs Kids, Spotlight, Homeschooling, About Me Blog, Parenting, Special Needs Children, Childcare, Raising Kids, Spot Lights

404 - Not Found – The Canadian Homeschooler

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Yummy easy dairy free banana pancakes with berry sauce! Berry Sauce, Ripe Fruit, Banana Pancakes, Special Needs Kids, Great Recipes, Homeschooling, Dairy Free, Waffles, Berries

Easy Dairy Free Banana Pancakes with Berry Sauce

What do you do with extra over ripe fruit? Don't throw it out! Make banana pancakes with berry sauce instead. This is a great recipe to use up fruit like banana's and berries when they get over ripe. It also works great with frozen berries such as those handfuls of frozen berries left in the…

12 reasons every pregnant woman should consider a midwife 8 Year Olds, Special Needs Kids, Food Allergies, Public School, First World, Best Dogs, Homeschooling, Country Roads, Parenting

Children who have food allergies is on the rise. Why is this happening?

Everyone has noticed that there are more and more children today with food allergies compared to 30 years ago. The nature of things attempts to answer questions many of us have asked: Why are there more allergies? How come some populations have more allergies than others? Can we cure allergies? Plus more interesting information. Everyone has at…

How to get your child to leave the playground or anywhere fun without a fight Special Needs Kids, Your Child, Playground, Homeschooling, You Got This, Parenting, How To Get, Children, Fun

How to get your child to leave the playground (or anywhere fun) without a fight

Imagine, you have waited all week to watch your favorite show. You get comfortable on the couch and within minutes you are totally engrossed in your favorite TV program. You are half way through the show and at a crucial part of the program when suddenly someone comes in and says "time to turn this off" and…

Food allergies or not you need to read this article Special Needs Kids, Food Allergies, Homeschooling, Parenting, Reading, Children, Special Needs Children, Boys, Word Reading

Food allergies or not you need to read this article

As the mother of 2 children with food sensitivities and an adult living with multiple food sensitivities I loved this article. Like so many other parents of children who have special dietary needs, I have been there. Even if you are fortunate enough to have dodged the food allergy bullet, you still need to read…

This 2 minute video will show you what its like to have autism. Special Needs Kids, Great Videos, What Is Like, Autism, Homeschooling, Parenting, Special Needs Children, Childcare, Raising Kids

This 2 minute video will show you what its like to have autism.

You need to watch this video. Even if you don't have a loved one with autism or haven't met anyone (yet) with autism you need to watch the video. The next time you see a child who looks "normal" out in public or at home having what looks like a temper tantrum think of this…

Teaching leadership in education at home Special Needs Kids, Home Schooling, Leadership, Homeschool, Parenting, Teaching, Education, Special Needs Children, Childcare

Teaching leadership in education at home

Came across this article. It describes what my children and I do for home schooling along with more and more people I meet. http://simplehomeschool.net/the-7-keys-of-great-teaching-in-leadership-education

My 8 year old autistic sons amazing method for tying his shoes! I 8, Autistic Children, Tie Shoes, 8 Year Olds, Special Needs Kids, Homeschooling, Sons, Parenting, Amazing

My 8 year old autistic sons amazing method for tying his shoes!

After many frustrating attempts at tying his shoes the traditional way my 8 year old autistic son invented his own! It may take a little longer but it works and he is super proud. In fact he was so proud he insisted on putting a video on youtube to show others. Please click on the…

12 reasons every pregnant woman should consider a midwife 8 Year Olds, Special Needs Kids, Food Allergies, Public School, First World, Best Dogs, Homeschooling, Country Roads, Parenting

12 reasons every pregnant woman should consider a midwife

There are still people out there who believe if they use a midwife then they MUST have their baby at home. Not true, my friends. You can have a midwife and deliver your baby in the hospital or at home. Your choice. During my pregnancies with my first 2 children we were under the care…

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Montessori at home (for all children) starts at your front door

I have an early childhood education diploma, I am a trained Montessori teacher with 19 years experience working with children of all ages and I am a parent of 2 special needs children. Parents often tell me they love the Montessori philosophy but are unsure how to incorporate it into their home on a daily…

What it feels like to have dyslexia Special Needs Kids, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Gray Background, Feel Like, Homeschooling, Feels, Parenting, Special Needs Children

“What It Feels Like To Have Dyslexia”

I came across this article today and it really hit home for me. My 11 year old daughter has multiple special needs including a learning disability and dyslexia. At the end of the article there is a picture, with grey background and white type. That is exactly how my 11 year old daughter spells when she is writing…

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