Category Archives: Family

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 […]

Self-Care Tips for Special Needs Mothers

If you’re like most special needs moms, it’s nearly impossible to find time for yourself.  Taking care of your family, running everyone where they need to go, getting all the chores done and helping with homework seems to take all of your time.  But by taking care of yourself first, you will have more energy […]

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 […]