I was first introduced to the bucket theory through my daughters' allergist. Basically, the body can be like a bucket, and too much exposure to even mild allergens, toxins, or pathogens fills that bucket, and leaves little room for the immune system to work...like a bucket that has become full from many drops over time. When … Continue reading The Bucket
In which the Highly Sensitive Homeschooler goes on a college trip, and decides she’d rather stay in her bed forever.
It was an average day, really. Nothing from the outside that would make it look like I should want to retreat to my bed never to return. Beautiful weather, kind people, peaceful campus. (Wait, that actually sounds better than average...) So what was the problem? My high sensitivity was shifted into super-overdrive. Pun intended. I … Continue reading In which the Highly Sensitive Homeschooler goes on a college trip, and decides she’d rather stay in her bed forever.
Some favorite hands-off homeschooling items
With five children, I tend to get "talked out" fairly quickly - not only their talking to me and to each other, but my own talking as well. I get tired of the sound of my own voice rattling in my ears, and love to have something to hand the children that is educational but … Continue reading Some favorite hands-off homeschooling items
Lessons I’m Learning from our First College Application Experience
This being our first go-round at applying to colleges, I am no expert. What is that saying? Everyone's life is either an example or a warning? *Ahem* Anyway, our oldest turned 18 recently, and she is certainly our guinea pig in all things education and parenting. She has applied "early action" to several schools … Continue reading Lessons I’m Learning from our First College Application Experience
Surviving the Holidays as an HSP – Part 3, Self Care
Welcome to the third part in my Highly Sensitive Homeschooler series on surviving the holiday season. The first two parts can be found here: Surviving the Holidays Part 1 - The Homeschooling Surviving the Holidays Part 2 - Know Your Lines This third part will focus on something I know so many caring, sensitive … Continue reading Surviving the Holidays as an HSP – Part 3, Self Care
A Christmas Literature List for High Schoolers from the Home Scholar
Lee Binz, The Home Scholar, has a great list of high school level literature appropriate for the Christmas season. See the list below, or hop on over to her post to see the whole article, including a link to way to use Christmas events as high school credit.
Surviving the Holidays – Part 2, Know Your Lines
Welcome to Surviving the Holidays as a Highly Sensitive Homeschooler. Today I'd like to talk a bit about boundaries and how to keep them with style and grace. Boundaries As a highly sensitive person, having personal boundaries is essential to your mental and physical health. Boundaries communicate to others just how far you will … Continue reading Surviving the Holidays – Part 2, Know Your Lines
Surviving the Holidays Part 1 – The Homeschooling
Welcome to my series on homeschooling through the holidays as a highly sensitive homeschooler. Today is Day 1 - Homeschooling. Homeschooling in December It's no secret that homeschooling can sometimes be difficult for a highly sensitive person under normal conditions. Add in the holidays, and BAM (Oooo, sorry.... bam) and you have a recipe for … Continue reading Surviving the Holidays Part 1 – The Homeschooling
Surviving the Holidays as a Highly Sensitive Homeschooler
Not sure why God in his goodness ordained that the stressful season of holidays should come right after the November Homeschooling Blahs (if you don't know what that is I'll have to do a post on it soon)...maybe the holidays are supposed to be soul filling, but as a highly sensitive mom and homeschooler, it's hard to … Continue reading Surviving the Holidays as a Highly Sensitive Homeschooler
On saying “You’re wrong”
As the highly sensitive mom of several highly sensitive kids, I find homeschooling intense, and so do they. Do you remember what it was like in school when the teacher would call on you? When you had to do something at the blackboard? That feeling of being "ON" and being watched, the anxiety of not … Continue reading On saying “You’re wrong”