ADHD, Autism, Educational Info, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Special needs parenting, Speech Therapy

3 Ways You Know it’s Time for Your Child to Leave Therapy

Do you ever feel like your entire life is spent in the car driving to an appointment? Then the next half of your day is spent in a waiting room while a litany of therapists sees your child? I will enthusiastically raise my hand high! Since my son has been two years old, we have… Read More 3 Ways You Know it’s Time for Your Child to Leave Therapy

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Autism, feeding disorder, Grief, Guest Blogger, Parenting, Special needs parenting

How I Learned to Embrace My Role as a Special Needs Mom

By: Stephanie Reitenour Five years ago, I was a kindergarten teacher in Colorado enjoying mountain life with my husband, Nick. We were incredibly involved in our church, our community, and the schools. My life was busy and full, and I loved life. I had a job that I liked, and I felt confident that I… Read More How I Learned to Embrace My Role as a Special Needs Mom

Autism, Autism Awareness, Give Aways, Parenting, Sensory Processing Disorder, Special needs parenting

GIVEAWAY! Enter to Win A Fun & Function Peanut Ball

October means we are in the month of my son’s 5th birthday. Birthdays for my child mean more to us than it may to other families. After suffering a near-fatal Adrenal Crisis at three months old, we weren’t sure that we would ever see his 1st birthday. Every year we do something amazing for him,… Read More GIVEAWAY! Enter to Win A Fun & Function Peanut Ball

Apraxia, Autism, Autism Awareness, How to Get a Free iPad, Parenting Advice, Special needs parenting

How to Get a Free iPad for Your Child with Autism

Communication is an aspect of raising a child with autism that can be problematic. Some of our kids are verbal, but they have trouble expressing their needs and wants. Other kids only speak in scripting or echolalia. Another group of children with autism doesn’t talk by mouth at all. Most parents want to be able… Read More How to Get a Free iPad for Your Child with Autism

Autism, Autism Awareness, Parenting Advice, Sensory Processing Disorder, Special needs parenting

Why Every Autism Parent Should Order the Big Red Safety Box

Before my son was diagnosed with Autism, I rarely thought about what I would need to do to my house to make it safe. Shortly after the diagnosis came, I was outside with him taking a walk. He was right beside me, and I stopped to chat with a neighbor. I only looked away for… Read More Why Every Autism Parent Should Order the Big Red Safety Box

Apraxia, Autism, Parenting Advice, Sensory Processing Disorder, Special needs parenting

15 Online Stores for Special Needs Toys and Equipment

As a mother of a child on the spectrum, I find it difficult always to locate the therapy equipment and toys I need to help my child at home. It occurred to me that this is probably an issue that other parents face. I am a researcher, and I like to sort through different options… Read More 15 Online Stores for Special Needs Toys and Equipment

Adrenal Insufficiency, Autism, Disability Advocacy, feeding disorder, g-tube, Health, Medically Fragile, Parenting Advice, Rare Disease

When Your Child with Special Needs is Gawked at by Strangers

When you are a mother, you are never on time for any event. There are so many things any parent needs to remember for their child. Do they have extra clothes, snacks, sippy cups, toys, or their favorite stuffed animal? Now imagine you have a child that has special needs and has more than just… Read More When Your Child with Special Needs is Gawked at by Strangers

anti-vaccination, Autism, Blogging, feeding disorder, Genetic Testing, Medically Fragile, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Special needs parenting

Our Truth about Vaccines and Autism

When my son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in May 2017, I knew that there would be an onset of questions from friends and family about what could have caused his Autism. In truth, it has never really mattered to me what caused the Autism. We have been a part of the special needs… Read More Our Truth about Vaccines and Autism

ADHD, anti-vaccination, Apraxia, Autism, Blogging, Grief, Mental Health, Mom, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Sensory Processing Disorder, Special needs parenting

Why I Don’t Care What Causes Autism

When my son was diagnosed with Autism this past spring, I was open and honest with all of our friends and family about the diagnosis. We have been very open with everyone about the life we lead, and you can read this blog filled with content about our journey in raising him. It felt like… Read More Why I Don’t Care What Causes Autism