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Hi, I'm Cait
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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What Readers Are Saying...
Thanks for all that you do. Your posts keep me sane!
Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. Striking out on a traditional route can feel lonely and frightening, and it really helps to see others online who have pursued this educational option and to watch their children thrive. Thank you for all that you do for the community.
I often find myself reading many of your old posts because my kids are a little younger than yours, but your new posts have so much value for me too! You are a HUGE influence on our homeschool lives. Our homeschool would look way different and I think not be nearly so harmonious if it weren’t for your site.
I found you because I am also an unexpected homeschooler and your ideas for gameschooling appealed to me. Even though my son is a lot older than your kids, a lot of your tips are useful because my son has some developmental delays. I also love your perspective as a former school psychologist. I never expected to homeschool and I am fascinated by all the former school personnel and spouses that I meet who are homeschooling.
When you join the My Little Poppies community, you will learn to embrace your child's unique learning style, explore creative resources, and play more.
Your posts inspired me to trust my instincts. We can let reading guide our learning, and realize that all knowledge is relevant, regardless of the number of pages.
Thanks again for all that you do to inspire us weary homeschoolers.
First of all, I want to say that I rarely open blog post emails. Even rarer is that I actually visit the article linked in the emails. But I find myself opening each and every one of yours and being excited to read your articles. Your education philosophy is beautiful and gives me much hope on my homeschool journey.
I love getting your emails. It’s like chatting with a friend!!