You want a 


... but your kiddo is differently wired.

Intense. Sensitive. Quirky. Asynchronous.

Waaaay outside that proverbial box.

You want- desperately- to meet your child's unique learning needs and to foster a love of learning

... but traditional homeschool methods leave you both in tears.

You need to find a better way before you drive each other crazy.

Well, there is a better way.

You don’t need to re-create public school at home.

You have the power to do things differently.

Traditional homeschool methods don't always work for those atypical, outside-the-box kiddos.

Do you want to meet your kiddo's unique learning needs and - gasp - have fun in the process?

Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, My Little Poppies

I believe homeschooling can be *almost* 
all fun and games.

I am giving you permission to do it differently... and to have fun in the process!

Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, My Little Poppies

What Readers Are Saying


A few families have quirky kids, but none seem close to as quirky as mine. When I listen to you, I know that there are lots of other families out there like us, doing our school thing and thriving. I feel motivated to keep doing what I know is working best… Your site has certainly been immensely helpful to me all the way from wondering about giftedness to fully embracing our homeschool life.



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!



Before reading your blog, I was unaware of homeschoolers using games for school. Your blog has helped open my eyes to all the possibilities that games offer and the best part is the kids don’t even realize it’s ‘school’ and they’re having so much fun. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into a blog that has and continues to help so many of us homeschoolers!!


Imagine this...

Imagine waking up tomorrow with a smile on your face because you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that you are meeting your kiddo’s unique needs.

Imagine your child immersed in delight-driven learning and creative pursuits. 

Imagine connecting with your child over delicious books, incredible games, and a patchwork of creative resources.

Imagine a joy-filled homeschool.

Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, My Little Poppies

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.

Hi, there. I'm Cait.
I understand what it's like because I have kids like yours.

As a school psychologist and product of the public education system, homeschooling was never on my radar.

My husband and I planned to send our kids to school because that’s what people do.

Sometimes life throws you a curveball. Mine came in the form of a quirky, brilliant, asynchronous little boy: our oldest son.

Our little guy left for kindergarten with a smile on his face, a spring in his step… and the third book of Harry Potter tucked under his tiny little arm.

At the end of each day, he would throw his little body into the back of my car, shoulders slumped, eyes filled with tears. Once home, he would turn into a mushy mess.

The public school system failed our quirky, outside-of-the-box kiddo.

I knew in my gut that we could do it better.

Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, MA/CAGS, owner My Little Poppies: Suddenly, unexpectedly, homeschooling... and enjoying the ride!

And so we found ourselves suddenly, unexpectedly, homeschooling.

We have never looked back.

I found myself relying on my background in education and child development… but in an entirely new and unconventional way.

And it was working.

We spend our days immersed in nature, chatting around board games, snuggling over incredible read-alouds, and exploring a patchwork of creative resources.

My children are thriving. Yours can, too!

You can have a connected, joy-filled homeschool.

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Free Resources:

join Our FREE 7-Day Gameschool Kickstart Challenge!

Homeschooling can be *almost* all fun and games.

Add more play to your homeschool day with our super-fun and FREE 7-Day Gameschool Kickstart!

Join Our FREE 10-Day "Coffee and Books" read-Aloud Challenge!

Your daily read-aloud is the most important part of your homeschool day. This challenge will help you to craft a simple, sustainable read-aloud routine that honors your unique family. 

The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

We don't have it all figured out, but one thing we know for sure is that homeschooling is a lot easier when you have a sister by your side.

Looking for Community?

Check Out Never Board Learning:

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), guest speakers, live Q and As, day-in-the-life family spotlights, a private blog, and access to a growing printable resource library. Join Never Board Learning today and have more fun tomorrow! Learn more here

The Lazy Homeschooler's Guide to Unit Studies | Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, MA/CAGS, My Little Poppieshe Lazy Homeschooler's Guide to Unit Studies | My Little Poppies

The Lazy Homeschooler's Guide to Unit Studies


Do you want to raise curious, joyful, lifelong learners?

Unit studies can help!

Learn how to create super-simple, effective, and completely engaging unit studies that the whole family will love.

Each lesson includes actionable PDFs and printables to help you get off and running.

Embrace those rabbit holes and surrender to delight-driven learning while crossing off those nagging homeschool must-dos.

Get ready for more joy and less overwhelm today!

Join The Lazy Homeschooler's Guide to Unit Studies!

Gameschooling_ How to Add Play To Your Homeschool Day _ Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, MA_CAGS, My Little Poppies

Gameschooling: Add more play to your homeschool day 

{Digital Course with printable resources}

We all know play is an essential part of child development, but how do you fit it in when you have a huge homeschool to-do list?

Homeschooling can be almost all fun and games.

Gameschooling is the intersection of play and homeschooling and it can change your entire homeschool atmosphere for the better!

Play can boost connection, fuel learning, and revolutionize your homeschool routine.

Join the fun today!

How to Rock THE MOST IMPORTANT PART of Your Homeschool Day | Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, MA/CAGS, My Little Poppies

How to Rock THe Most Important Part of Your homeschool Day


Reading aloud is the single most important thing you can do for your child's future academic success. (And we have decades of research to prove it!)

Reading aloud also offers a host of non-academic benefits. Plus, reading aloud makes lifelong family memories!

Learn how to start your homeschool day with the most important thing.

Find a read-aloud routine that works for your unique family and fuel learning throughout the day.  

Join How to Rock THE MOST IMPORTANT PART of Your Homeschool Day:

Welcome to My Little Poppies

Here are some resources to get you started:

My Little Poppies: Homeschooling


Resources for cultivating a connected, joy-filled homeschool.

My Little Poppies: Gameschooling


It's true! Homeschooling really can be almost all fun and games!

My Little Poppies: Gifted/2e


Are you the parent of a gifted or twice-exceptional child? You are not alone.

My Little Poppies: The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

Homeschooling is a lot easier when you have a sister by your side.

What Readers Are Saying


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!



We are in our 3rd year of homeschooling and it has been magic because of all the resources that you share.



You write about giftedness and asynchronicity in a way that makes me feel seen.