In 2014, Amy Y. wrote a guest blog for The Thinking Mom’s Revolution under the pseudonym Raven. You can find the original post here. I’m kind of a communication nerd. I love to watch and listen to people, decipher their intent based on word choice, style of communication, body language etc. You can tell a lot about a person by what they don’t say or by the questions they ask. It’s ironic (or … [Read more...] about Autism Recovery: Thinking Outside of “the Window”
In 2012, I decided my son needed to go on the GAPS Diet. I had learned about GAPS nearly two years prior to this decision and had even read the book thinking I was going to do it. But it seemed sooooo overwhelming. No starches? No grains? Broth? Ferments? I seriously thought the author, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, was delusional to think that parents of kids on the spectrum and with food … [Read more...] about Our GAPS Diet Adventure
When you fly on a commercial airline and they are reviewing the safety features, have you ever noticed that they always say you need to put your own air mask on FIRST and then assist your child? Do you apply that same principle in everyday life? In other words, are you taking care of yourself first so that you can better help your children in the long run? There are so many aspects to a … [Read more...] about You Have Permission
My younger (childless) self set goals. And it was not much effort to achieve those goals. Then I had a child. And then that child started to have challenges in life. And then - - - well, my life fell apart. I had lost my ability to feel productive. My old ways of setting goals no longer worked because no matter how well planned or documented, my child had other ideas about what we were going to … [Read more...] about Do you set goals or intentions?