I Was Told I Should Drop Out of College

Yes, I was told I should drop out of college. P​art way through my sophomore year in college, an instructor suggested I consider dropping out of college. “College isn’t for everyone,” they said. I​’m not in the habit of listening to negative feedback. Of course, I didn’t listen. In fact, it spurred my decision to […]

Searching for an Autism Diagnosis

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As a parent, seeking out an Autism diagnosis isn’t on your to-do list. A​n Autism diagnosis is a difficult thing to both receive and search out. Families search out Autism diagnosis’ for a variety reasons and some have it thrust on them. Neither situation is easy. Seeking the diagnosis is often a difficult decision. Some […]

Exploring Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

ABA Therapy Applied behavior analysis is commonly referred to as ABA therapy. ABA is a scientific approach based on learning and behavior specifically used to aid children with Autism. Goals of ABA therapy include: Increased communication Increased focus Decrease in problem behaviors Increased social skills H​ow ABA Therapy Works A​BA therapy begins with observing the […]

Save Money Without Clipping Coupons

As a busy mom I’m terrible at clipping coupons.  Honestly, I usually leave them at home, lose them or forget about them.  For those of you that suffer from the same affliction, I want to share with you 6 easy ways I save money without clipping coupons. Each of them come with their pros and cons, […]

My Biggest Mom Revelation of 2018- The Kitchen Mess

Have you ever come home to a sink full of dishes or a huge kitchen mess?  I’m sure we all have.  The is how I came to the biggest revelation as a mom this summer.  I work at home, so the boys take care of each other for a period of time each day.  The […]

3 Food Types Prevent Sunburn

My kids have long been resistant to sunburn, as well as myself.  Although I always assumed that it was the Native American decent working in our favor, it turns out it might simply be a healthy diet.  None of my kids have ever been shy for fruits and veggies.  They eat almost any type of […]

Convergence Insufficiency (CI) versus ADHD

Did you know there is an eye disorder that can be mistaken for ADHD?  You cannot medicate against the eye disorder, it is frequently missed, or misdiagnosed as ADHD!  No matter how many meds you put your child on, it will not help.  Convergence Insufficiency (CI) affects the way eyes track together.  It can affect: […]

Creating A Sensory Board – Nursery Decorating

If you don’t know me, I’m all about keeping electronics out of the hands of the kids as much as possible.  Not to say they don’t have tablets, but I like to encourage learning to some degree, the “old fashion way”.  So even as babies I always opted less for the battery operated toys.  So […]