The other day I recalled a conversation I had with a friend when the boys were really little. A question had been burning in my mind for a while and I needed to ask it... "What do you do all day? I mean with the kids? What do you do?" At the time I was a mom of twin toddlers and an infant so … [Read more...] about Nurturing Your Pre-Schooler’s Schedule: How to Homeschool in the Early Years
When our son was first diagnosed with autism, speech therapy was the very first therapy we approached. We began our autism journey in the school system so we took what was offered to us. We were given two thirty minute sessions a week; one of those sessions was group therapy and one was … [Read more...] about Speech Therapy on a Shoestring Budget
Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post on the Son-Rise Program®. I am writing to educate parents because this program has sincerely changed our lives and the hope we have for our kids on the spectrum. If you've been around the blog for a while, you've heard me talk about the Son-Rise Program® … [Read more...] about What is the Son-Rise Program®?
I could feel it coming. We had visitors in town, the twins had two birthday parties, and then Valentine's day came. All of this celebration led to a gross overindulgence of sugar and screens. By Valentine's Day, we were cranky, wired, over-tired, undernourished, overstimulated and sliding … [Read more...] about 10-Day Detox for Autism & ADHD
Read-aloud time. It's a desire on the checklist of every homeschool mom. We know it's important and we love to do it but these kids are just so wiggly sometimes we have to wonder if we're doing it "right." Do you want to know the trick to a successful read-aloud time? Busy hands. True, … [Read more...] about 15 Activities to Keep Kids’ Hands Busy During Read-Aloud Time
It's the end of the school year and if you're like us you are already out of school. The end of the year means memories, traditions and lots and lots of paper...especially when your child has autism. Record keeping can be overwhelming for any parent but when your child's life includes therapists and … [Read more...] about Record Keeping When Your Child Has Autism