Happy Hand Social/Emotional Craft

Sometimes it is downright challenging to talk about emotions with children.  Our family is going through a lot of changes right now and something I am trying to do more than ever is…TALK and LISTEN with my precious kiddos.  I want them to know that they can tell me anything (doesn’t mean there won’t be […]

Does My Child Have Learning Difficulties?

I recently read the article, Why Is My Smart Child Struggling In School, featured in Mommy Magazine’s March/April publication written by Roxanne Jorgensen.  She reached out to two experts from the Center for Growth and Development: Kate McPhillips, MOT, OTR and Karen West, MS, CCC-SLP.  These ladies have top-notch credentials and years of specialized training, support, and services […]

Hammock Hug

Hammocks provide multiple benefits for my son with autism.  He has told me on numerous occasions that his body and brain always feel better after being hugged in a hammock.  It doesn’t matter how big of a meltdown he is having or how tough of a day, his “hammock hug” helps him feel better.  When […]

Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet Change

Over two years ago, I changed CJ’s diet to a Gluten-free, Casein-free, Dye-free diet (aka GFCF or “Autism Diet”).  It has been one of the best things thus far for him!  It initially began when I was having intestinal issues and discovered that I have dairy and gluten allergies and intolerances.  After a lot of […]

Bike Buddies

Bike riding is a great outlet for both of my kids, but especially CJ.  I have seen a huge improvement with his self-esteem and self-confidence since he began riding a “big boy bike” (no training wheels). Riding a bicycle is such a wonderful after school activity.  It also helps with gross-motor skills. Please teach (and/or […]