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 …

Low-Carb Recipes
Food Self-Care Type 1 Diabetes

Low-Carb Meal Ideas For the Busy Mom

Switching over to a low-carb lifestyle has gifted me many positive benefits. In addition to weight loss, my skin has cleared up, my hair is no longer falling out, and best of all for my condition, I rarely experience digestive upset. Many people with autoimmune issues benefit from low-carb eating, like myself. As a parent …

Exercises for Toe-Walking
Autism Special Needs

Kids That Toe-Walk: An At-Home Therapy Series

Have you noticed that your child often walks on their tip toes? There are multiple reasons why a child might toe-walk. Sometimes it can be a trait you commonly see in autism, but is not always limited to just that diagnosis. There may also be different root causes that motivate the toe-walking. For my son …

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