Category Archives: Family

Sharing About Down Syndrome In My Son's Classroom

I love speaking to children about Down Syndrome, especially my son’s classroom. The children are genuinely interested in learning about it. Which means they want to learn about my son, their peer. After I introduce myself to the class, I then bring my son up to share with his class that he has Down Syndrome. I […]

The Four Gift Rule For the Holidays

Do you visit a lot of family for the holidays each year? Ensuring that all the kids receive the same amount of gifts, so that it is fair can be a bit difficult. In order to relieve some holiday stress this year, why not try The 4 Gift Rule? This is an awesome way to […]

How To Help Your Child With Special Needs Through The Stress Of The Holidays

As a parent, you’re probably wondering how to help your child with special needs through the stress of the holidays. Let’s face it, holidays can be quite challenging. It’s a time for gathering with friends and family, socializing, trying new foods and being in an unusually loud or sometimes chaotic environment. And I’m sure none […]

Product Review: Simply To Impress Holiday Cards

I wanted to share with you my review of the  {Simply To Impress}  holiday cards. First, there are so many different layouts to choose from. The packaging was beautiful. I love opening the box to this teal and gold polka-dotted box, which I plan to use, possibly for photos. But it gets better.  When I opened […]

Awesome ABCmouse Black Friday Deal

There are a lot of great Black Friday deals going on, but this one from ABCmouse.com is a must if you have preschoolers or toddlers in your home. 50% Off ABCmouse.com annual subscriptions during their Black Friday Event! Only $45 from now until 11/30. Don’t miss it. I know you have seen the awesome commercials […]

10 Holiday Gift Ideas For Fine Motor Activities

top 10 gifts for fine motor development

1) Tying Shoes Melissa and Doug are known for their wooden toys. This lacing shoe is perfect for ages 3-6 year olds who are beginning to learn to tie their shoes. Special Needs Benefit:  Help with tying shoes and eye-hand coordination  2) Blocks  You definitely can’t go wrong with a set of blocks. Whether it’s a […]

Amazon Top 10 Fun Games For Kids With Special Needs Benefits

Here is a list of Amazon’s top 10 fun games for children with special needs and the benefits each game will provide them. From fine motor development to hand-eye coordination, these games are perfect gift ideas. 1. Hot Potato Electronic Musical Passing Game  Wild, frantic, laugh out loud, electronic musical tater-tossing good time that can […]

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Gross Motor Activities

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Gross Motor Activities

Note: this post does contain affiliate links. So you might be asking yourself, what are “gross motor skills” and why are they important? Let me take a few minutes to explain. What Is Gross Motor Skills? Gross motor skills are the abilities required to control the large muscles of the body for walking, jumping, skipping, […]

#FindingDory Review – A Special Needs Mom's Perspective

#FindingDory is the movie of the summer! It has such well known celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres (adorable Dory)  and Ed O’Neill (the determined octopus) as voices to some of the characters. We took our son as a gift for all his hard work this past school year! No we will admit we didn’t see Finding […]

Celebrating End Of Third Grade With His School Portfolio

So it’s the end of another year of school.  Third grade complete and moving on to fourth grade. Where did the time go? Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. Please note the prices may change on Amazon. I am so proud of Jacob’s resiliency to overcome new things in his life. He started 3rd […]