The Social Construct of Disability: Reframing Your Thoughts!

There are many things we’ve known, grown up knowing, and just thought were fact, that are social constructs. Our society works in a way that tells us one thing is just the way it is when, other societies do or see things differently. For instance, gender is a social construct because biologically there are not just two sexes but many genetic possibilities. What it means to be feminine, and masculine is a social construct because those definitions differ depending on the society and culture you’re in. This is true also for disability. What is considered a disability depends on society and is made true by the norms and practices of society.

What Does It Mean to Be a Real Man?

Many things we have learned, grown with, taught in schools, taught by commercials and television, taught by movies, are social constructs. The idea that someone is a “real man” if they do X, Y, Z, is absurd, because that means that someone else is not a “real man.” The idea of a “real man” only …

Deconstructing Gender Roles While Parenting

As far as I remember I have always wanted to push the limits of what I can do. I have always been somewhat stubborn. If someone naysays or doubts my dreams, I push against that, push to pursue my dreams even harder, to spite them. Some of this has come very obvious as gender stereotypes …

The Ultimate List of 4th of July Family Activities

4th of July is one holiday that I have always loved. I love the fireworks and getting together with family. I love planning fun activities with the kids. Here are some amazing activities, crafts, home decor, and recipes for a fun-filled 4th of July. Activities Free Printable 4th of July Patriotic Count and Color Game …

45 Best Movies to Watch on Rainy Days

I love Spring! I love the sun coming out, the trees blooming (despite allergies), and I love the Spring storms. When it’s raining it can be easy to get down. After a long winter, cold, staying inside it can be hard to continue when all you want to do is get outside and in the …

5 Ways to Save Money This Easter

Easter can be a holiday where the cost can add up, here are some great ways to save money. From Easter outfits, dinner, gifts, candy, eggs to hunt, decorations, and others you might decide to have it can all add up. How do you celebrate Easter without all the cost? Here are several money saving …

Sensory Play Buying Guide

Sensory play is beneficial for all kids. In daycare, preschool, school, or at home, having sensory activities for your children can… Support cognitive development Helps children develop their knowledge Aid in development Enhance memory Encourage development of fine and gross motor skills Encourage problem solving skills Encourage exploration Encourage creativity Be calming Support language development …

6 Lessons I’ve Learned Raising My Autistic Daughter

As a parent, when your child is first diagnosed autistic and you have no previous understanding, experience, or knowledge of it, learning and knowing where to start can be daunting. You will find all kinds of voices out there. People claiming, they have a cure for autism. People claiming vaccines caused their child’s autism; and …

26 St Patrick’s Day Activities, Crafts, and More

St Patrick’s Day is a great, fun holiday, to share with the kids. Here are  St Patrick’s Day activities to brighten your holiday. Crafts Kid Craft: St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Stamps This is a great craft for kids of all ages. Even little ones can do it. Marshmallow stamps to make little clovers. What a …