A Nasty Case Of Shingles

Disclosure: This is not medical advice, only my personal story of my experience to inform and educate. Shingles is no fun. Since the end of July, I have been sick with a nasty case of Shingles. It started as a nasty itch on my back that couldn’t be satisfied. Then I awoke one morning, before the sun had graced the sky, feeling like I had been shot or stabbed through the shoulder (not that I have any idea what that feels like, but one can imagine). The worst pain of my life and I know what childbirth feels like. This …

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Being Adaptable For Your Special Needs Student

Elisha struggles with printing. Each time he is faced with printing he freaks out and has a melt down. These meltdowns are significantly smaller and much less frequent than when we first started homeschooling 5 years ago. We have tried a variety of methods for making things easier for him. Not all of these things works every time, so I have to think on the fly and pull things out of my hat at a minute’s notice. Yesterday he was struggling with putting pen to paper to complete some simple multiplication problems. He hit a mental road block. What seems …

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