Category Archives: Family

Facebook Live Show #2: “Don’t View Our Kids Through A Deficit Based Lens”

On our 2nd Facebook Live Show, we have a discussion on why we need to help the IEP team and society as a whole, not look at our children through a Deficit-based lens. The way an IEP is designed and implemented to be meaningful, as well as effective is based on which lens the team members use […]

Announcing…..A New Facebook Live Talk Show – Down Right Capable

So excited to share this new collaboration with my friend and parent of an awesome child with Down Syndrome Brian Herndon. We are excited to announce our new Facebook Live Talk Show Down Right Capable Show. This show was created to help change the way others view Down Syndrome, by highlighting their capabilities rather than their disabilities. […]

Marla’s Mentions: Born Just Right

  What an amazing non-profit run by two amazing ladies. A mother/daughter team Jen and Jordan.   Let me tell you a little about what their non-profit is about: Born Just Right’s mission is to build creative solutions that help kids with differences live a more enjoyable life. We believe giving kids design and STEM […]

Moms I Know You Are Tired

Moms I know you are tired

Moms I know you are tired! You are physically and emotionally drained. I know because I am feeling the same way! But I want you to know…. I see you constantly juggling appointments, therapy visits, school meetings and let’s not forget the household chores. I see you sitting in doctor or therapy waiting rooms when […]

Congratulations! Welcome to the Wonderful World of Motherhood

congratulations welcome to motherhood

Welcome to Motherhood! Whether you are a first time Mom or an old pro, a new adventure has begun! As a first-time Mom, I was all consumed with what I wanted my idea of motherhood to look like. I envisioned my “happy, healthy” family on vacation, playing in the backyard, cheering on my son or […]

Earth Day Activities For Kids

earth day activities

Happy Earth Day!  Today will be a fun day for children all across the country as they learn about how they can save their earth.  They will watch movies, read books and do some fun hands-on activities. Worksheets: But as I searched the web for a free simple worksheet for my son with special needs […]

Great Idea for a Children's Activity Bags for Travel or Going Out To Eat

  Are you ready for long car trips or plane rides this summer? Maybe you want to keep your child busy when you are out to eat or waiting for a doctors appointment and you want to keep them off the electronics. I can’t take the credit for this idea, I found it at A Whimsicle Life. […]

Fun Family Summertime Activities

Summer is finally here, the kids are out of school, the days are long, and the weather is warm. Getting outside as a family is enticing! Maybe you have a fun vacation planned or the kids are going to camp for a few days, but what about the rest of the summer? There are lots […]

I Don't Remember Applying For The Job Of Special Needs Mom

I think you can ask any little girl, as they grow up they have this vision of their dream job in their mind! That job is that of MOTHER! You thought about it, you saw other people doing that job, they loved it and you couldn’t wait to do the same job. Then one day […]

5 Tips for Meal Planning on a Budget

If you feel like your grocery spending is getting out of control, and you still feel like you have “nothing” to eat, try meal planning.  It will save you both time and money, and it will ensure that you can answer your kid’s favorite question “What’s for dinner”. With some advance planning and organization, you […]