Zero Waste Christmas Ideas and Waste-Free Christmas Gifts for Kids

Zero Waste Christmas Ideas and Waste-Free Christmas Gifts for Kids

Zero Waste Christmas Ideas I’m sad that we’re not going to see some family members this Christmas. But I have to admit, I’m a little excited at being able to break some bad habits. Some parts of our family exchange a lot of gifts, and so much of it gets tossed before January 1. I…

20 Best Christmas Books for Tweens, Teens, and Middle Schoolers

20 Best Christmas Books for Tweens, Teens, and Middle Schoolers

Best Christmas Books for Teens and Middle Schoolers 20 minutes a day! That has been browbeaten into me ever since I was pregnant. I loved it when they were small. But at this busy time of year, it can be tough to carve out even 20 minutes. That’s why I loved doing a Christmas book…

25 Disabled Elf on the Shelf Ideas (Autism, Wheelchair, Hospital)

25 Disabled Elf on the Shelf Ideas (Autism, Wheelchair, Hospital)

Wheelchair and Hospital Elf Ideas I’ll admit, when Elf first came out, I loved him. Then I hated him. Well, not him, but I hated how competitive it was on social media. Seemed like every mom was trying to outdo all her friends with crazy Elf ideas. Now we’re back to loving our Elf on…

25  Best Gifts that Autistic and Disabled Teenagers and Adults Actually Want

25 Best Gifts that Autistic and Disabled Teenagers and Adults Actually Want

Gift for Disabled Teenager and Adults Teens and adults with autism and disabilities can be so hard to buy for! This post was crowd sourced from my friends and from members of our Facebook Group and what I could pull from Twitter. If you are buying a gift for autistic adults or a gift for…

Hanukkah Dreidel Game and Rules 🕎 Activities | Free Printables

Hanukkah Dreidel Game and Rules 🕎 Activities | Free Printables

The Dreidel Game + Hanukkah Activities Happy Hanukkah! I like to teach my kids about all the major holidays and customs, even if we are not that ethnicity or religion. My sons both started playing the dreidel game in preschool and now one still asks for it. Personally, I think it’s just for the chocolate….

ASL Christmas Activities | Christmas Tree Worksheet | Free Printable

ASL Christmas Activities | Christmas Tree Worksheet | Free Printable

ASL Christmas Activities How super cute is this ASL Christmas Tree Worksheet?! This is the best free Christmas printable worksheet you are going to find. Ok, worksheets. Not worksheet. Because it is multiple pages. But what a great way to infuse holiday spirit and teach letter recognition and ASL. You can teach so many skills…

Santa Letter Template | Free Printable Fill in the Blank Santa Letter

Santa Letter Template | Free Printable Fill in the Blank Santa Letter

Santa Letter Template When your child has a learning disability, they don’t only have the disability from 8-3 on school days. Right? They have it all the time. Sometimes people just don’t understand how a disability can take even what is the most fun and festive of activities, and ruin it. Like writing a letter…

How to Get a Free Letter from Santa Claus by Mail | Ideas | Sample

How to Get a Free Letter from Santa Claus by Mail | Ideas | Sample

Free Letters from Santa Claus by Mail Would your child enjoy a free mailed letter from Santa? Who wouldn’t? A letter from Santa can be so fun to receive. And, here’s a secret. It can be a great way to set expectations for your child as far as what is going to be under the…

8 Christmas Social Stories for Kids | Autism | Santa

8 Christmas Social Stories for Kids | Autism | Santa

Christmas Social Story This list of Christmas Social Stories was compiled by popular request. Every year, I dig up this post and go over a couple of them with my autistic son. Social stories about Christmas are so important. There are many free social stories here on this site. Think about some holiday traditions from…

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Musical Review | Why you might want to skip it this year!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Musical Review | Why you might want to skip it this year!

{Review} How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. We had so much fun at the Grinch Musical last night! Honestly, I didn’t even think that we’d go. I got an invitation to attend on media night. And a zillion thoughts ran through my head. Should I invite my sister-in-law? My niece? She loves musicals. My…

The Bayberry Candle Tradition | Poem | Christmas | New Year’s Eve

The Bayberry Candle Tradition | Poem | Christmas | New Year’s Eve

Bayberry Candle Legend Have you ever heard the bayberry candle poem or tradition? Legend has it that a bayberry candle can bring you luck. I love bayberry candles and have always loved the scent. When I learned about the holiday tradition of sharing the prayer or poem with a friend, it became an annual thing…

25 Best Free Christmas Apps for Kids

25 Best Free Christmas Apps for Kids

Free Christmas Apps Are you looking for Christmas apps that are both fun and educational? Well, I was and found it nearly impossible to get a good list. So I went digging and found my own. From Christmas social stories apps, picture identification, vocabulary building, sequencing and so much more. And we have Android devices,…

Best Teacher Appreciation Gifts | Inexpensive | Thoughtful | Useful

Best Teacher Appreciation Gifts | Inexpensive | Thoughtful | Useful

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas Some years, my son’s team is as large as 15 or 16 people. Sure, they’re not all teachers, but I thank them all at the same time. I’m good at knowing when Teacher Appreciation Day is (usually the first week of May) but there’s no way I could keep track of…

6 Pretty Cool Things about Parenting a Disabled Child at the Holidays.

6 Pretty Cool Things about Parenting a Disabled Child at the Holidays.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! I just love this time of year, don’t year? And having kids has made it so much better. Being a disability parent certainly has its ups and downs. I try to maintain a positive outlook and “glass half full” mentality about the whole thing, and I think that…