Special Needs Mom Friends Maybe your child has significant time and energy draining issues. Perhaps you are a parent, but you also have your own personal mental health or physical health challenges. My generation (Generation X) is now the “Sandwich Generation.” We are taking care of both our kids and our parents. In the past […]
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Disciplining a Special Needs Child. Several years ago, I was in Juvenile Court with a teen client. I was her IEP advocate, but on this day I was there for moral support. The grandmother had asked me to speak to the judge about her educational programming (or lack thereof, as it was). This teen had […]
Amish Produce Auctions I love shopping at our local Amish produce auction. My parents have frequently attended plant and nursery auctions and I wanted to try my hand at this. At first it can be intimidating, but with these tips, you can learn how to save money for your family and how to shop at […]
Clutter and your Mental Health Did you know that clutter can affect your mental health? Today’s households don’t do as much entertaining and guests as generations before us. As a kid, we often had drop-in guests, and neighbors who would just stop by to chat. That doesn’t happen anymore. So we may not think about […]
Bullying at School Bullying at school. I hate it. It’s gross and happens everywhere-on the bus, at school. My standard disclaimer is that I am not an attorney, nor do I play one on the Internet. However, I do work as a Special Education Advocate so bullying is a problem I often help families with. […]
Sensory Toys My son can literally find sensory stimulation from a sheet of paper. And, two kinds of stimulation–sound and tactile. I’m serious! This has been a lifesaver when we’re out in public (for too long!) and I don’t have a toy for him. Chances are I can grab a freebie magazine at the entrance […]