Parenting an Autistic Child

A meltdown is common place when it comes to raising an autistic child. Here are 5 calming strategies for meltdowns to try.
Parenting an Autistic Child
Kori

5 Tried and True Calm Down Strategies for Autism Meltdowns

Sharing is caring! 0 shares Share Tweet Pin As a parent of an autistic individual, meltdowns are something that we deal with. These calming strategies for autism meltdowns are ones that we have used time and time again in our household. It’s just part of life, you get used to it and develop autism meltdown

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Parenting an Autistic Child
Kori

How do I know if it’s signs of autism or ADHD? Is there a difference?

Autism and ADHD are both neurological disorders. Often, when a child is on the autism spectrum, they may also receive a dual or co-morbid diagnosis of ADHD. Sometimes a child with ADHD may also receive a dual or co-morbid diagnosis of autism. In fact, there are some studies that suggest that up to half of

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Parenting an Autistic Child
Kori

How Autism Ruined Yet Another Holiday (Except that it didn’t)

Autism has a tendency of ruining things. Having an autistic child ruined my life. Yes, friends, that was my mindset. Autism ruined a holiday Autism ruined my life Autism ruined my relationship with my daughter Autism ruined my marriage But I couldn’t have been further from the truth. I’ll take you back to a time

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Parenting an Autistic Child
Kori

How to Recognize Signs of Autism in Toddlers

Do you have a difficult toddler or is it autism? Is my toddler being stubborn or is it autism?  Those are just two of the questions that a new parent may ask themselves- especially as the number of children being diagnosed with autism continues to rise.  For our family, we at least had an inkling

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Parenting an Autistic Child
Kori

How to Get Started with PECS for Your Autistic Child

If you are looking to create a functional communication system for your autistic child at home, why not make a homemade PECS binder? You can use picture cards for autism printables to make a binder that your child take can with them and use at home. In fact, I have several free visual printable resources.

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Parenting an Autistic Child
Kori

How to Recognize the Missing Signs of Autism in Girls

As the parent of an autistic child, there are many things that I have studied, read about, and looked into. One of those things was raising an autistic girl. And moreover, it was about learning to recognize the signs of autism in girls. Girls on the Autism Spectrum My first encounter with an autistic girl was not

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If you are new to the autism diagnosis, be sure to check out my free resources for families with autistic children.
Parenting an Autistic Child
Kori

Free Resources for Families of Autistic Children

Raising children is not cheap and raising a child with autism can be particularly expensive. I’m sharing some of my favorite free resources for families with autism in hopes to alleviate some of that financial strain. Next up in our Autism A to Z series is the letter F. And as I was trying to

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Self-Care for Moms

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Why You Need to Take a Break

Dear mom: Let’s talk about why you need to take a break. This is something that’s especially important for me to keep in mind, and any work at home parent or stay at home parent. If you were working at an office, you would get breaks. Perhaps a paid shorter break and a lunch break,

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Who doesn't like free coloring books? This simple five page coloring book features some of my favorite motherhood quotes.

Free Printable Quotes on Motherhood Coloring Book

I’m finally trying my hand at making printable coloring pages. I started simple with a printable Beatitude coloring page and now I want to share something else. Just in time for Mother’s Day or useful for the mom wants to sneak in a little self care. This free printable quotes on motherhood coloring book is

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Why It’s More than Okay for Mom to Take a Time Out

Dear Stressed Out Mom, I see you. In fact, there are numerous times during the day that I am you. This business of raising children is tough. And sometimes, our days start out bad and end up worse. Or they might start out great and end up terrible. I get it. I understand that you

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As moms we tend to put ourselves last even though we know we shouldn't. Here are a few self care tips and ideas for moms.

Self Care Tips and Ideas for Moms

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BlissfulMoments #CollectiveBias As moms we often tend to put our own needs last. I’m plenty guilty of this, even when I think it’s also going to be beneficial for the family in the long run. Ultimately, I know

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Productivity and Time Management

When you are mindful about your time, you become more aware of how you're using your time. Seems simple enough, right? Here are 7 tips for how to be mindful about time management.

Mindful Time Management Tips for Moms

As much as we would like to have more, there are only 24 hours in every day. And let’s face it, it’s actually less than that for the average human being since we do have to factor in things like sleep. But, by being mindful about how we use our time, we can make the

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How to Use a Time Log to Help with Time Management

As a stay at home/work at home mom of special needs kids and as a homeschooling mom of a gifted/spirited child, I wear a lot of hats and I spin a lot of plates. In plain talk? That means that I do a lot during the day. And if I’m not focused, then I will

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5 Essential Tips to Overcome Procrastination for Better Productivity

Two of my biggest flaws have always been perfectionism and procrastination. Fortunately, I’ve learned to let go of the perfectionism mindset… mostly. It still haunts me on occasion though I’ve also come to realize that it’s not entirely a bad thing. My procrastination, on the other hand, works entirely against all of the time management

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A to-do list doesn't have to be overwhelming or complicated. Here are 3 realistic ways for busy moms to use a to-do list.

3 Realistic Ways For Busy Moms To Use a To-Do List

As a mom of young kids, it is sometimes literally impossible to keep up with all the things I need to get done. Doctors appointments, paying bills on time, keeping the house clean…that’s just a few of the things that I ALWAYS have on my mind. So when you have all of that swirling around,

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Top Picks for Planners for Moms Who Want to Get Organized

One of my yearly goals is to improve my time management skills.  I’ve tried to find the best planner for moms who want to get organized in the past. It’s something that I constantly and continually work on because it’s something I’ve always struggled with. Organization, in general, can be one of my biggest enemies. And now

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I've talked about it plenty in the past, but what is time management?

What is Time Management?

Time management is one of those important skills that I think we all need to learn. As a stay at home mom (future homeschooling mom for a little while and aspiring work at home mom), time management is one of those things that I really do need to get a grasp of. Most of the

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