Will It Ever Get Easier For My Child With Learning Differences?
Motherhood | Special Needs | Survival Mode

Will It Ever Get Easier For My Child With Learning Differences?

It’s a question so many of us ask, desperate for an answer. Will it ever get easier for my child with learning differences and special needs? Last week, in one of my support sessions with another, sweet mom, we talked about what I call the “messy middle.” I am pretty sure it is a reality…

What You Need To Do When Your Child Has Differences
Homeschooling | Motherhood | Special Needs

What You Need To Do When Your Child Has Differences

This is the very best advice I can possibly share. This is what you need to do when your child has differences. I began watching a docu-series on YouTube last week, all about different families raising children with varying differences and special needs. The single mom with three kiddos on the spectrum. The 18 year…

Accommodating My Child’s Sensory Processing Disorder
Autism | Sensory Processing Disorder

Accommodating My Child’s Sensory Processing Disorder

Accommodating my child’s sensory processing disorder is a daily concern. This is how we help him and accommodate his needs. I pushed against the coffee Keurig with almost all my weight, while my glorious cup of coffee brewed. When I stepped away, my friend asked, “Why do you do that?” I looked at her, blinking…

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism
Autism | Parenting | Sensory Processing Disorder

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism

Although it’s been years, it seems like yesterday.  This is what I wish someone had told me when my son was diagnosed with autism.  It’s been eight years since my son received his autism diagnosis.  As I look back at all the progress we’ve made, and how much our life has changed for the better,…

The Basics Are Difficult When Your Child Has Autism And ADHD
ADHD | Autism | Sensory Processing Disorder

The Basics Are Difficult When Your Child Has Autism And ADHD

The basics are difficult when your child has autism and adhd. In our lives, there’s no way around it. This is what I’ve learned. My son showed me exactly how he planned to install a CPU into his computer yesterday. (If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry. You are in good company. I…

Moms Of Children With Differences: It’s Difficult, But It Doesn’t Mean You’re Doing it Wrong
Motherhood | Parenting

Moms Of Children With Differences: It’s Difficult, But It Doesn’t Mean You’re Doing it Wrong

Moms of children with differences often blame themselves when things are hard. The truth is sometimes things are really difficult, but it doesn’t mean you are doing it wrong.  He threw the book and stomped off to his room. “Don’t you understand?” he yelled, clearly frustrated. “I have dys-A-lexia!” As he slammed the door, I…

Sensory Activities Around The House: Easy, Practical Solutions
Autism | Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Activities Around The House: Easy, Practical Solutions

Easy, practical ways to incorporate sensory activities around the house and into your everyday life.  I first heard the term “sensory diet” three years ago, just before my son was diagnosed with autism and his associated sensory processing disorder. When I read the worksheet the occupational therapist had given me, I felt sick. My first…