All children need exposure to new experiences. For most people, it goes something like this: Hey – let’s take the kids boating tomorrow. For me, it’s more like this: One year prior, make a goal to have a boating experience for son. 3 months prior to an actual boating event – ask friend that I know who has a boat if they would be willing to take my son for a boat ride. Select … [Read more...] about Hey, Let’s Go Boating!
Have you heard of “The Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo? It’s a wonderful method for decluttering your house and your life. Last night I decided to apply this method to my social media. Specifically, Facebook. Facebook is an absolute necessity in my life. My child would not be where he is today if it were not for Facebook and the people that I’ve met and connected with through it. … [Read more...] about Unfollow Your Way to Freedom
Many times when I talk to people about how important gut health is and how it impacts the brain, people will say they don’t have gut issues. And then they’ll go on and talk about achy joints, eczema, an inability to focus and pooping only every 2 days except when they drink milk and then they can’t get off the toilet. I hate to break this to you America, but most of you have … [Read more...] about How a Healthy Digestive System Works
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”
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?