Everything: Gifted and Talented

Dec 31 2014

About that twice-exceptional radio interview

Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits. And sometimes I quits a job and sits wondering if I did the right thing and the universe responds with a big YES by throwing something in my lap so very unexpected and delightful that I can’t help but sit up and pay attention. Yes, …

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Nov 17 2014

{GHF blog hop} To Be Both Normal and Extraordinary

  Most Fridays during the school year we’re at our homeschool co-op. It’s a warm (in company, the buildings are freezing, but that’s why I have a down coat), comforting, supportive day for us. It’s the first (and still only) place Andy can hang with peeps like him, where we can both let our freak …

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Sep 15 2014

Let me tell you about…why gifted identification matters

When a good(ish) idea hits you, run with it. It might be a slow jog, even a rambling shuffle, but run with it. So today I’m starting a “whenever I feel like it…or remember” blog series I’m calling Let Me Tell You About… I figure that’ll let me rant about damned near anything, from giftedness to …

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Jul 22 2014

It’s all about connection

As I write this, I’m heading home from the annual SENG conference. I had to stay an extra day because the airline was demanding all my organs for a Sunday afternoon flight, and so I had quiet hours in which to think, something I get maybe once in a never. My brain was all flustered that I …

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Jul 07 2014

{GHF Blog Hop} I wouldn’t have believed you

I can’t believe I’m saying this, I really can’t. It gets better, parents. I hardly believe it myself. •The infant who didn’t sleep through the night with any regularity has become the teenager who easily sleeps around the clock. •That crazy active toddler who ran around investigating how everything worked and demanded scientifically accurate bedtime …

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May 19 2014

{GHF blog hop} You must be 21 to read this post

I’ve joked for years that parents with a gifted or twice-exceptional child in their care need their own private vineyard. I’ve also been heard to comment that wine should come out of a third tap on the kitchen sink. And I may have, once or twice, indicated that my roundtables on 2e for the Chicago …

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Mar 19 2014

Momastery, yours is an incomplete truth

Several hundred years ago, the truth was that the Earth was the center of the universe. Society knew this, it was the truth. When I was a child, the truth was that Pluto was a planet. Society knew this, it was the truth. Today, the truth is that every child is gifted, just waiting to open his …

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Mar 17 2014

{GHF Blog Hop} No one told me I’d need these five things to homeschool a twice-exceptional teenager

{GHF blog hop} Five things to homeschool a G2e teenager

In under a month I will be the mom of a teenager. I’m going to sit here and reread that sentence a couple thousand times and use the deep, controlled breathing I last used during childbirth. In under a month. I. Will be. The mom. Of. A. Teenager. In…out…in…out…ommmmmmmmm…. In under a month I will be …

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Feb 17 2014

Our homeschool motivation is just out of reach…because reasons


Because reasons. Because reasons is now my go-to explanation for when life goes pear-shaped sideways and things don’t get done. It’s shorthand for “I am in so far over my head that it would take a couple hours plus at least one bottle of wine to even give you the backstory and frankly I am …

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Jan 26 2014

When everything is a battle, which ones do you choose?

when everything is a battle...

“Pick your battles.” Every mom has heard that piece of advice, starting from the very first time her precious snowflake uttered the word “NO!” with a vehemence not to be believed, in a volume rivaling that of an F-16, with a stomp of a foot and crossing of arms foreshadowing the teen years. I’ve been …

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