Weighted Blankets: Give Yourself A Hug During Stressful Times

Being a single mom and raising my son on my own is easy.

Add COVID, Quarantine, masks, distance learning, assessments over zoom, assessments at school and now I’m finally feeling the stress. Everything seems to be happening at once. I found that weighted blankets will help! Give yourself a hug during stressful times!

Weighted Blankets: Give Yourself A Hug During Stressful Times
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Last year, I received a few weighted blankets that I was very grateful for. I loved the idea of a removable cover, so I could wash them whenever I wanted. However, I quickly realized what a hassle it can be to remove the cover and then try to put the cover back on. And even when I got the cover back on, the insert would pull to one side or even end up at the foot of the bed. The blanket rarely stayed in place inside the cover!

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Toys That Teach

My son is a teen with Autism. He started ABA therapy just before schools closed due to Coronavirus. Since he started ABA, I’ve been slowly adding toys to our household. Before, we didn’t have any toys because he would destroy them, throw them down the toilet, or throw them away! However, they use board games in his therapy! I found some cool toys that are perfect for children with Autism and beyond! Let’s take a look at toys that teach! 

Toys That Teach
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ABA Therapy 

I am so thankful I found an ABA Therapy company as it was a very difficult journey. I had to find a company that had openings, took our insurance, and served his age group! I found this to be very difficult. I called and emailed several companies over a period of a few years. There were times when I got discouraged because I always received a “no.â€Â 

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Getting A Good Nights Sleep

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Let’s be honest, raise your hand if you get that recommended eight to ten hours of sleep that doctors say you need daily? That’s what I thought. I am the mom of four kids ages almost eight to two. I’m pretty sure I haven’t slept a solid eight hours in at least that many years. So how do we go about getting a good nights sleep? What do we do when it’s not just yourself but your child who suffers from sleeplessness? Find out how our family is trying to combat and conquer a lack of sleep.

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Find Better Sleep In 4 Steps

For the last several months, I’ve been feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and restless. There were many nights when I’d wake up throughout the night! I’d eventually fall asleep about an hour or two before I had to get up. To help with everything I am dealing with and to improve my rest, I was searching for alternative help. I didn’t want to turn to sleeping aids. We found natural ways to find better sleep in 4 steps! 

Find Better Sleep In 4 Steps
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If you’re like me, I don’t do well with medication or sleeping aids. I wanted natural methods to improve my sleep! First, let’s start with improving headaches, eyestrain, and ease disruption to sleep! Have you thought about how much we use our mobile devices, watch television, and even sit in front of a computer screen?  

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Dyspraxia Awareness Week: What You Need To Know

Dyspraxia Awareness Week : What You Should Know
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It’s Dyspraxia Awareness week and with my son being newly diagnosed, I am making it a personal goal to both educate and advocate for those who have Dyspraxia.

Dyspraxia is a Developmental Coordination Disorder that can affect one’s gross motor skills, motor planning, and coordination. There is a lot of grey area when it comes to a true diagnosis of this condition due to the fact that it often mimics other disorders.

This Diagnosis is also usually accompanied by other disorders ranging from ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, and Anxiety just to name a few.

Come learn with me this week about Dyspraxia and what all that has entailed for my family personally.

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New Children Superpower Series Sheds Light on Learning Disabilities

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The new school year is right around the corner. Did you know that 1 in 5 children in the United States has learning disabilities and attention issues like Dyslexia and ADHD? Did you know that 31% of those with learning issues, such as dyslexia and ADHD, are more likely to be bullied than their peers?

In the year 2019, we are raising more awareness than ever when it comes to causes we believe in. Whether it be equal rights, a cleaner environment, or even education. I believe young minds are most open during their youth. Why not use this as an opportunity to raise awareness about Learning Disabilities too?

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Autism and Teaching Our Children What That Means

Autism and Teaching Our Children What That Means

April is coming to an end which means Autism Awareness Month is also drawing to a close. Don’t let that stop you from teaching your child what Autism means.
As a parent, I am always looking for great ways to introduce ideas on how to teach acceptance to my children. Acceptance of cultures, adversity, those with disabilities, and even those with Autism.

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Autism: What I Wish I Knew Then

Autism What I Wish I Knew Then
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Autism. It’s just a word. A diagnosis. But i look back today and remember the fear this embarked in me when I first heard the word Autism in relation to my child. I have no idea why except the fact that the potential diagnosis of Autism wasn’t something I expected to hear. I didn’t expect to hear Autism when I took my son for his 15 month wellness visit and I mentioned a lack of words. He didn’t talk much at all then. A few babbles and that was it. Before that moment, I don’t even recall knowing anything about Autism. Just that in my eyes it meant there was something “wrong” with my child. A term I had heard in passing but dismissed as something that doesn’t happen to people like me. I also didn’t know then, that Autism is a word not the end of the world.

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Prepared Parent For The School Year


Prepared Parent For The School Year with the right gear

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When we were pregnant with our son many years ago, we were buying everything baby! We had no idea what we needed but it seemed like we were both thinking of different needs. He was thinking about the tools needed to care for our son, while I was thinking about clothing, diapers, baby bathing products, and even other household needs.

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Elena of Avalor Realms of the Jaquins and Snacks, Anyone?


Elena of Avalor Realms of the Jaquins and Snacks, Anyone?

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It’s almost the weekend and if you live anywhere near me, rain is in the forecast! That means a weekend stuck inside.

Why not spend your Friday night watching the NEW Elena of Avalor: Realms of the Jaquins?

Pair it with Deep River Honchos Organic Tortilla Chips and Nature Valley Granola Bites and you have the perfect movie night set up.

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