Halloween can cause major chaos in the ADHD household. Between disruption of routines, excess sugar, and sensory challenges, it is a lot to process. Here are some ideas for ADHD friendly fun without the sugar chaos. Alternative “class” treats Even though we homeschool, the girls participate heavily in gymnastics and ballet classes. If the other… Continue reading ADHD friendly Halloween fun without the sugar chaos
Point your toes! It seems like its a simple thing to do, right? Well, it took 5 seasons of competition for me to understand that it’s not always that simple. My gymnast was working so hard, but her scores never seemed to reflect that. It was only after the word “prehab” for injury prevention peaked… Continue reading Point your toes! How to help when your gymnast can’t.
What better place to put essential oils to the test than gymnastics? Check out my post here for essential oils for gymnasts. However, putting essential oils to the test right alongside the gymnasts can be the coaches. They have an extremely physically demanding job, often with the background of being a gymnast themselves. Their bodies… Continue reading Essential oils to the test
Biggs has accomplished so much to be proud of in her gymnastics journey. However, she has some aspects of gymnastics that she has always struggled with. For a long time, I believed that because of how she was built, there was little she could do about it. More than 5 years into competing, I pieced… Continue reading Back-walkovers turned homeschool study
Gymnastics competitions are an exciting time. The gymnasts have worked hard to get there. Here are more team gifts for competition. My girls love the fun goodies, and it’s an easy way to make sure every gymnast gets something when there tends to be so much merchandise for sale. My kiddos also love to be… Continue reading More team gifts for competition
Trust the process. I have heard that statement so many times in gymnastics. And many times it applies. Skills are not gained quickly. Many times basics have to be reinforced before higher level skills can be learned. But it is important to understand the role, training, and scope of practice of your coaches. Most of… Continue reading Physical Therapy made all the difference
Close on the heals of back to school seems to inevitably be respiratory season. Check out my post here on using essential oils for successful transition back to school. Now that the kiddos are back to school, here is some ammunition to combat respiratory season with essential oils. Why I rarely use OTC cold medicine… Continue reading Combat respiratory season with essential oils
Most of the competitive gymnasts I know are exactly that, competitive. Biggs has chosen to compete on a sprained foot once she had medical clearance. She’s practiced through many aches and pains, or days of not feeling well. She’s worked on skills at home that she was determined to achieve. But despite her hard work… Continue reading Why are my gymnasts scores not improving?
Summer always flies by for us. So busy with things like various summer camps (check out my post here for essential oils for camp). It seems like school is already around the corner. We choose to homeschool, however still face many of the things that come with school starting back up. Here are some of… Continue reading Essential oils for back to school
When I started homeschooling, I was afraid to stray from a pre-made curriculum. I was worried about missing something vital in my kids education. Over the years, I have learned how much more effective interest led learning can be. And many interests can be stretched to cover several subjects. My girls love their sport. Here’s… Continue reading Turning gymnastics into homeschool curriculum