The Difference Between a Meltdown and Tantrum

After my daughter’s diagnosis there was a whole new world we were thrown into I really didn’t understand. That is the world of Autism and Neurodiversity. The world of sensory overload and meltdowns. Before becoming a mother, I was the typical naïve and judgmental person in the store. The person that did not understand why …

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 …

Tips for Managing an Executive Functioning Disorder

General life skills and tasks can be hard to start and complete when you have an executive functioning disorder. Executive function is a set of skills that includes flexible thinking, self-control, and working memory. These skills are used daily to learn, work, and manage daily life. When you have an executive functioning disorder it can …

15 Journal Prompts to Promote Self Love Around Valentine’s Day

There are many benefits to journaling. It is a wonderful practice to promote self love. Valentine’s Day can be a difficult time for many, especially if you’re single, but It can also be a wonderful time to build yourself up. Journaling is wonderful to work on raising your self love and self esteem. Having some …

Self Care During Cold Winter Months

During the Winter and around the holidays it is easy to let stress and weather bring us down. The lack of sunlight alone in the cold, cloudy, and snowy months can cause emotional and physical slumps. Then there’s the holidays, the excess in food, and lack of exercise during the cold it can be hard …

22 Lessons I Want My Children to Learn About Christmas!

Christmas has become many things. Christmas is commercial, Christmas is religious, Christmas is contradiction after contradiction and often Christmas is hypocritical. I am a Christian and I cannot deny these things. So how do I teach my children about something that is all these things? How do I teach my children the good and the bad? Or do I? Do I sugar coat the holiday? Do I just give them the Bible? Do I just repeat what preacher after preacher might tell us?

Hosting Thanksgiving To Do List

Hosting Thanksgiving can definitely be a daunting task. How you want the meal and family time is totally up to you. It can be a big elaborate affair or a small, intimate, and simple meal, either way it’s good to be prepared and start those preparations early. In order to plan here’s a breakdown of …