Switching Gears Mid-Year
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Switching Gears Mid-Year | Episode 26

Grab the Flamingo Feathers Newsletter There’s nothing wrong with switching things up in the middle of your homeschool year. In this first episode of Season 2, I share why our family is not just changing homeschool curriculum, but also how we approach everything as we delve into Charlotte Mason’s educational method.  This is an off-the-cuff …

Homeschooling In A Highly Regulated State, Flamingo Feathers Podcast, Special Needs Homeschooling Life
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Homeschooling In A Highly Regulated State | Episode 25

Grab the Flamingo Feathers Newsletter **A Quick Note from Beth… This podcast episode is just two moms having a conversation about state laws. Hopefully you’ll find some advice you can use, but please note this is not at all a substitute for seeking legal advice. We are not lawyers and cannot provide legal advice. Natalie …

A Charlotte Mason Education For Special Needs Learners
Homeschool Philosophy Series, Podcast, Uncategorized

A Charlotte Mason Education For Special Needs Learners | Episode 24

This Charlotte Mason episode is the second installment in the Homeschool Philosophy Series. You can check out the first episode on Classical Education here. My guests for this episode are the three delightful hosts of the A Delectable Education podcast, Liz Cottrill, Nicole Williams, and Emily Kiser. All three ladies are experts on Charlotte Mason’s …

Dance is for everyone
Podcast, Side Notes

Side Notes: Dance Is For Everyone! | Episode 23

Side Notes episodes are not necessarily about special needs homeschooling, but are topics of interest to the special needs or homeschooling communities. Anyone can dance. No matter their physical abilities. That’s what my guest Shannon Wrights passionately believes. In fact, Shannon has founded Aspiring Attitudes, a dance studio for people of all abilities.  As she …

Moms Like You FASD Hope
Moms Like You, Podcast

Moms Like You: Natalie Vecchione and FASD Hope | Episode 21

Join the Flamingo Feathers Newsletter Natalie Vecchione is an FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) parent advocate, homeschooler, podcaster, but MOST importantly… she’s a wife and mom! She began homeschooling  6 1/2 years ago, when noticing how many accommodations her son (later diagnosed with an FASD) needed.  After his diagnosis, she began advocating for FASD by …

Classical education for the special needs homeschooler
Podcast, Homeschool Philosophy Series

Classical Education For Special Needs Learners: Homeschool Philosophy Series | Episode 20

In this first installment of the Homeschool Philosophies Series, we are addressing Classical Education. I am very blessed to have been able to interview Cheryl Swope for this episode. Cheryl is the author of the book Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child as well as the Simply Classical curriculum for Memoria Press. Both the …

Time Blocking: The Homeschool Scheduling that actually works for special needs families, Flamingo Feathers Podcast for special needs homeschooling. Episode 17
Podcast, Time Management

Time Blocking: Homeschool Scheduling That Works| Episode 17

One skill I’ve learned that has been particularly useful to my family is the skill of keeping a type of schedule called “time blocking.” It has dramatically changed how I run my days and how I relate to my kids. In fact, I think time blocking is the perfect scheduling solution for all homeschooling families–whether …

How to turn inexpensive file folders into games and lapbooks for your homeschool. Flamingo Feathers Podcast for special needs homeschooling.
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The Humble File Folder: A Homeschooler’s Favorite Tool | Episode 16

Get the Flamingo Feathers Newsletter!  File folders… They are inexpensive and easy to find. And yet this simple piece of folded cardboard is easily one of my favorite tools for my homeschool. In this episode, you’ll learn how to turn plain file folders into games that will grab your kids’ attention and reinforce new skills. …

How vision affects reading skills and literacy. Advice from an occupational therapist. Flamingo Feathers podcast for special needs homeschooling.
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How Vision Affects Reading Skills | Episode 15

Oftentimes suspected learning disabilities like dyslexia and ADHD and problems with reading can actually have an underlying undiagnosed vision component. My guest for this episode is Sarah Collins, an occupational therapist by training. She is also a homeschool mom and uses her OT knowledge to serve the homeschool world, helping homeschooling families implement occupational therapy …

Let's talk about math for special needs homeschoolers, Flamingo Feathers podcast for special needs homeschooling
Podcast, Curriculum

Let’s Talk About Math | Episode 14

Let’s Talk About Math! Teaching math to our special needs homeschoolers. Does that cause frustration and headache for you? It seems like math is a very polarizing topic. It’s either something that homeschooling moms love, or it’s something we avoid. In this episode, I shared four different math curriculums that have helped my special learners, …