Parenting: What No One Told Me



After a day spent sorting, tossing, and swearing, I’m sitting down to rest and write this post.  This is now at the top of the list of “Things I Wish Someone had Told Me” before I had kids: the toys will be a problem.

I’m not a materialistic, consumeristic kind of person.  My kids, on the other hand, are all of that plus some hoarding tendencies.



A Day in the Life of 2e


Guys, I’m going to get real here.  I love my kids.  I would do anything to keep them safe.  But some days … some days they make me want to crawl under a rock and hide.  Or just walk away and leave them kicking and screaming in the middle of the aisle.

I try to focus on the good stuff – the moments when they try their best and do a great job.  But some days … some days are just rough.  This was one of them.



Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Quirky Kids

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I looked at the calendar before writing this post – it’s 57 days until Christmas.  I won’t lie – just counting the days off raised my stress levels a little.  So, in an attempt to help YOU keep your stress levels low, I’m writing up this post to help give you some ideas.  Assuming that you celebrate the holidays and do the whole gift giving thing.


You are Not a Teacher

Raising a gifted child is interesting, to say the least.  Teaching a gifted child is even more interesting!  Especially if they’re twice-exceptional.   Here’s the thing: you are not a teacher when you homeschool a gifted child.  You are a guide, a mentor, an alarm clock, a chauffeur – but you are not a teacher.  That’s because gifted kids often learn in different ways than neurotypical kids, and the traditional teaching model may not work.