How to Interact with the Autistic child in Your Family Over the Holidays

With most neuro-diverse children, like Autistic children, the Christmas season can be very overwhelming. This overwhelm can be hard for any neuro-typical child or adult to understand. There are many different ways during the holidays to make sure the Autistic child in your family is not completely left out and ignored due to their differences. …

10 Christmas Traditions for Family Fun

My husband and I have a pretty “young” family. We have been married for just shy of three years, our oldest will be two in a week, and we are trying to gear through what traditions we would like to create as a family. We’ve both grown up with Christmas traditions, many the same, many different, and we are working on possibly changing it up a bit with our own family.

Keep Kids Safe in Winter Weather

Winter is here and one thing that means for many of us is cold weather, wind, storms, and perhaps even a lot of snow. Outdoor activities with the family and for your kids do not have to be out of the question in the cold weather, but there are definitely different measures to take to …

How to Make Achievable New Years Goals

There are many negative connotations to ‘New Year’s Resolutions,’ because of these negative connotations I tend to use ‘Goals’ over ‘Resolutions’. ‘Resolutions’ means you resolve to do something but often times these resolutions are not achievable.

10 Ways to be an Advocate for Your Special Needs Child

There are many things to consider when you have a child with special needs. Whether it is known as soon as they are born, or any delays become apparent as they grow older it can be a huge learning curve. The processes of helping your child can be overwhelming, isolating, and frustrating. Depending on the …

5 Tips for Handling Stress Over the Holidays

I can be a highly stressed and anxious person. A lot of the time, if you don’t see me daily, I can hide it, but those that know me well, see me often, know it and can read me easily. My husband is one of those people. He can read me, he won’t necessarily know what is wrong or bothering me but he always knows when something is. I will not claim that I’m any master at handling stress but these are tips I’m hoping to implement myself and hope they’ll help.

18 Fun Fall Date Ideas

Fall is the perfect time of year to get outside, enjoy the changing leaves and crisp air, and go on a fun, intimate date. Here are some amazing intimate fall date ideas: Corn Maze Weekend Getaway (Nearby Camping or to a Nearby Town or City) Wine Tasting Football Game Apple Picking Take a Cooking Class …

8 Valuable Lessons to Teach Kids about Gender Equality

As a very proud feminist, parenthood has been an interesting time over the last three and a half years. My husband will tell you I think way too much way too early about my kids and what I want to teach them. For instance, you might not truly consider teaching gender equality to your kids …

My Kids Do Not Need Your God: Teaching My Kids to Choose for Themselves

I grew up around many different religions. In fact, my grandma was Mormon and my grandpa was a Boston catholic. I grew up in a house where religion was important. However, as I came into my own, I realized that I don’t want my kids feeling like it is the end of the world, thinking …

13 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Easter is just around the corner yet again and if you’re like me, you like to try and limit the excessive candy intake of my children. I don’t say never, they can have candy, and they do, but I prefer when holidays come like Easter and Halloween that they don’t gorge themselves into sugar comas. …