Things that Parents of Autistic Children are Sick of Hearing

Things that Parents of Autistic Children are Sick of Hearing

I often hear what’s meant to be “helpful advice” usually from well meaning strangers. And while most of the time I can at least appreciate the fact that they’re trying to help; it’s really just getting on my nerves. I’m certainly not against receiving advice, just that when it comes to my autistic child, I…

How To Handle Stubborn Toddlers and Maintain Your Sanity
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How To Handle Stubborn Toddlers and Maintain Your Sanity

Chances are likely, as your toddler grows and their vocabulary expands, that they’re going to add the word “no” or maybe “nope” along with the side-to-side head shake. Maybe they’ll even add in a foot stomp, cross their arms over their chest, or put their pudgy little hands on their hips.  And then, before you…

Handling Mother’s Day as the Other Mother in a Blended Family

Handling Mother’s Day as the Other Mother in a Blended Family

Kyle is my other half, as cliche as it sounds, it’s true. Though even that phrase isn’t quite how I would describe our relationship because we’re both complete as people; just that we’re so much more together. I didn’t need him to complete my life, no one should ever need someone to feel complete. That’s…

How to Effectively Discipline Your Toddler Without Yelling

How to Effectively Discipline Your Toddler Without Yelling

Parenting a toddler can be challenging. Especially when you factor in that they have a limited vocabulary and may have limited ways to express their emotions. Sometimes just figuring out your toddler can be a challenge within itself. You may find yourself in the midst of several power struggles with your toddler daily. But how…

Why Use Sensory Boxes or Sensory Bins for Special Needs?

Why Use Sensory Boxes or Sensory Bins for Special Needs?

Sensory bins, or sensory boxes, can be quite beneficial for children with special needs. But why is that? Whether you are using them at home or in school, here’s how to incorporate sensory bins for special education needs and purposes. And honestly? If a craft challenged, mess fearing mom like me can embrace the idea…

Addressing Autism and Divorce: What To Do When Your Marriage Crumbles

Addressing Autism and Divorce: What To Do When Your Marriage Crumbles

Why do people divorce when they have children with special needs? How do I divorce my spouse when we have an autistic child? How do I learn to parent an autistic child on my own? Dear friend, these were just some of the things I struggled with when I realized that my marriage was falling…