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Speech Therapy Ideas
Autism Special Education Special Needs

Speech and Language Strategies: An At-Home Therapy Series

Language and speech delays are one of the first signs that alert a parent to a developmental delay such as autism or apraxia. This was certainly the case with our son. Around two years old, I started to notice that our son was not talking as much as his peers. Most of the kids his …

Homeschool Schedule
Autism Home Special Education Special Needs

My Sample Homeschool Schedule for a First-Grader With Special Needs

It’s been a crazy few weeks with school closures and offices/businesses converting over to virtual resources in light of the global virus pandemic. And just like that, most of us parents suddenly find ourselves in the position of having to become a homeschool teacher, whether we are trained for it or not. The quarantine/social distancing …

Mom and kids
Autism Family Self-Care Special Needs Type 1 Diabetes

To The Mom Who Feels Like a Failure

My daughter absolutely despises doctor’s visits. I usually have to give her a week’s notice to mentally prepare for the anxiety a simple check-up will inflict. She recently confessed that her anxiety stems from the fear that the doctors will find something else wrong. It’s a type of PTSD she’s reliving from the time she …

New Years’ Resolutions
Self-Care Special Needs

10 New Years’ Resolutions for the Special Needs Mom and How to Actually Stick With Them

Every year, it’s the same story. You are motivated and feeling hard core on January 1st, all pumped and ready to conquer your New Years’ goals. Then, by January 5th, your motivation is weaning. Life gets in the way and you find yourself falling off the wagon barely even a week into it. You are …

Essential Oils
Autism Beauty Family Home Self-Care Special Needs

My Top Essential Oils for Special Needs

If you aren’t familiar with the Essential Oil craze by now, it’s a sign that you might have been living in a cave the last few years. Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that are made from steaming or pressing various parts of a plant to produce a fragrance, which can then be used for …

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