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10-Day Detox for Autism & ADHD

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 frantically down a slippery slope. Screens and sugar &#8211…

Our Favorite “Special Needs Friendly” Curriculum

We have been homeschooling on and off for about five years now and although I love to search the Internet for a new special needs friendly curriculum, I have definitely settled on a few favorites. These are my go-to curriculums when I am planning our year or refining our term; I am pretty sure when it comes to certain…

What is Autism? A Peek at Both Sides of the Spectrum

Autism is a buzz word, for sure, but what is autism, actually? I will try to give you a compact answer to a very complex subject. Please remember this is my personal answer based on years of collective information. I will also differentiate classic autism from Asperger’s. Autism is a social-relatinal disorder…not a behavioral disorder. People…

Meeting Charlotte Mason: A Lifestyle, Not Just a Philosophy

I’m so enamored I can hardly sit still or think about anything else. I find myself sneaking away to read a few paragraphs from her books and aligning my life with her ideas. Reading her has re-awoken my standards. Not in a distorted, idolizing way – but in a motivated way. It’s been one of…

Pregnancy After Autism

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room:  I have two kids on the autism spectrum….and I’m pregnant. I know what some people are thinking – I know because my husband and I have thought the same thing. What if… Well, for the next three years we really won’t know that…