Your child is differently wired.

She peppers you with questions all day long. Google is your best friend.

She is ball of movement from sun-up 'til sundown... and sometimes long after sundown.

She's unlike her peers.

Sometimes, she seems so mature. She'll chat with adults about the novel she is reading. She's precocious and engaging. She's such an old soul.

Other times, she seems incredibly young and anxious. (Like the other night, when she woke you up because she was deeply afraid the sun was going to burn out.)

You can barely keep up, and you don't know what to do. 

The school doesn't seem to know what to do either.

You're considering - gasp! - homeschooling. You don't really want to, but you're running out of options.

You feel overwhelmed, misunderstood, and completely alone.

But you aren't alone...

Hi, I'm Cait.

And I know what it's like because I have kids just like yours.

I'm a school psychologist, mom to three amazing kids, and unexpected homeschooler. 

One thing I've learned during 9+ (!!!) years of homeschooling outside-the-box kids is that learning doesn't need to look *anything* like the public school of your past.

If you're parenting wildly and wonderfully unique learners, I'd love to support you as you step outside of that ol' proverbial box.

(It's more fun out here, promise!)

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Never Board Learning is a private online community for creative parents and educators who embrace play-based learning and gameschooling. This community is a wonderful way to add more educational games and interest-led learning to your homeschool routine.

Never Board Learning features a private community forum (not Facebook), monthly guest speakers, monthly live Q and As, monthly day-in-the-life family spotlights, and a monthly NBL Playbook (eBook) that is essentially a Lazy Unit Study for all ages and stages. Join Never Board Learning today and have more fun tomorrow! 

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Before I found your blog I felt alone. I felt like no one really took me seriously when I said that traditional homeschool curriculum or the curriculum that it seemed everyone used just didn’t work for my son... When I stumbled upon your blog I cried tears of joy. I had finally found someone who understands and not only that but I found someone who offered suggestions of what to use to homeschool gifted kids!



I love your game and book recommendations and you are so encouraging. I especially love how you make joy a priority in your home and how you make learning purposeful and fun. Thank you for all your help!


Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, My Little Poppies