I'm Meg. (Hi!) I'm a stay-home Mom to five kids, all with special needs. Their dad, Neal, and I have been married for 19 years. We met in college, via the school's intranet system. I was a theater major with an English lit minor, while he was a business major. We married six weeks after he graduated from college, and it's been a wild ride ever since. I'm originally from Philadelphia (grew up in the city proper) and now live in the farm country of southern NJ (his family business is in agriculture, and since you can't move the farm fields to the city, the city girl moved to the farm).
Welcome to our blog! You'll find bits about our life homeschooling our four boys and co-schooling Celia, lots of crafts (one of Jude's favorite activities!), allergy-friendly recipes, and Catholic inspiration. I'm part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew as well as a few other review teams, so look for lots of product reviews in addition to what we're doing on our "regular" days. We love trying out new things.
Lilla Rose - Strawberry Princess until he passed the torch to Matthew and the author of the series Luke's American Adventures and Real Men Make Quiche.
here. He's a walking bowl of "Alphabet Soup" -- he has ADHD, ODD, PDD, and a whole slew of other things. He also has muscle tone issues and needs PT, OT, and speech therapy. The original idea was to homeschool him a year or two before starting back in private school, but it appears now we are going to be homeschooling indefinitely. His favorite subjects are Colonial American history and anything in a National Parks Junior Ranger program.
Damien is our second foray into homeschooling first grade, but again, it's an entirely different experience than with his brother. He has EGID and a G-tube, just like his sister. He has never been in a bricks-and-mortar school, so it's been interesting teaching a child "from scratch." He regularly beats us all at shooting hoops (instead of "HORSE" he likes to play "DAMIEN"), and if every day could be Halloween so he could dress up, that would be perfect.
That about sums our family up. You may see some kitties skulking in the background of photos. Toby and Henrietta are a set of boy/girl littermates, and Annie is a rescue kitty. The girls are typical cats --they are affectionate when they deign to acknowledge you. Toby, our kitty who thought he was part puppy, will only be in older pictures, as he passed away in early 2014.
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