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My Wonderboy

September 29, 2008 @ 1:04 pm | Filed under: Special Needs Children, Wonderboy

The other day I mentioned that Wonderboy got another new diagnosis this summer and I have been wanting to write about it but needed to think through the privacy issues first. After …

Wonderboy Paints

August 28, 2007 @ 2:19 pm | Filed under: Wonderboy

Our Ongoing Unit Study on the Brain (as Taught by Wonderboy)

February 16, 2005 @ 1:13 pm | Filed under: Special Needs Children, Wonderboy

Wonderboy had his OT evaluation today. Our marvelous physical therapist, M., brought an occupational therapist, K., out to meet our little guy. I don’t know about Wonderboy, but boy was I exhausted when it …

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All About Wonderboy

January 20, 2005 @ 5:37 pm | Filed under: ASL, Family Adventures, Hearing Loss, Special Needs Children, Wonderboy

He is 13 months old and has had his hearing aids for two months. His hearing loss, diagnosed last fall, came as a surprise to us—we spent his first nine months focused on various …

Day in the Life

March 31, 2014 @ 7:32 pm | Filed under: Family, Fun Learning Stuff, Homeschooling


The weekend: Jane headed back to college, the rest of the kids succumbed one by one to a fairly-short-lived-but-obnoxious-in-the-short-term cold, and I cleaned house all day Saturday to avoid finishing my taxes. …

How I’m logging our readalouds this year

January 16, 2014 @ 8:58 pm | Filed under: Books, Picture Book Spotlight

Gonna try, at least.

Failed utterly last year at keeping up my Rillabooks log. Of course, it’s really a Rilla-and-Huck-and-sometimes-Wonderboy log, which makes the keeping-up all the harder.

My strategy this year …

In Our Paws

August 27, 2013 @ 8:44 pm | Filed under: Books

More round-the-house reading:
Jane—Les Miserables.
Rose—is between books, craving Native American legends; we’ve a library trip planned.
Beanie—The Second Mrs. Giaconda by our beloved E.L. Konigsburg. Just the thing to enjoy when you’re …

Things We Did This Week

August 16, 2013 @ 7:12 pm | Filed under: Assorted and Sundry, Books, Family Adventures, Fun Learning Stuff

Only some of them, you understand. Most of the game-playing and show-watching and walk-taking happens during my work time.
Wonderboy started back to school on Tuesday. That kicked the rest of us into—perhaps not high …

65 Minutes Left to Back Rachel and the Treeschoolers

August 14, 2013 @ 3:57 pm | Filed under: DVDs, Early Childhood Education, Fun Learning Stuff, Hearing Loss

UPDATE: The Kickstarter campaign is over and was a tremendous success. We’re looking forward to episodes 2-6!
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My kids loved the first Treeschoolers episode. We’re thrilled the Kickstarter campaign has funded five more episodes, and …