Every parent of a child with autism (or any other life-altering condition) has a diagnosis story. You would think with 1 in 36 children being diagnosed with autism in this country, that diagnosis delivery would be done with support, factual, current information, empathy and understanding. Sadly, it’s not. There was a recent thread on a facebook group where a mom had asked others what … [Read more...] about Diagnosis Story
I get this question all of the time. It’s scary when your kid stops pooping because it can lead to pain, holding, impaction, loss of motility, reabsorption of toxins and megacolon. Once a child starts to experience pain with pooping, it doesn’t take long for them to avoid further pain by “holding”. I’ve read all sorts of papers and articles about holding and the ‘experts’ will often proclaim it … [Read more...] about Help – My Kid is Constipated, What Can I Do?
Finding toys for children with neurodevelopmental challenges can be daunting sometimes. Many or our kids have preferences and obsessions that we DON’T want to keep feeding yet we can buy all sorts of toys that they will never look twice at let alone play with appropriately. And then there are the relatives wanting to know what to give them. They don’t get it when we give them our honest answer “I … [Read more...] about Gift List for Kids with NeuroDevelopmental Challenges
I was recently asked about recommendations for kid-friendly snacks. In particular, snacks that kids can take to school. If you’re anything like me, it’s hard to be motivated every.single.day. to cook/bake/plan/prepare/clean/shop for the other humans that live in our houses because let’s be honest, house chef is just ONE of our daily duties. If we are in low motivation mode for long, we often … [Read more...] about Healthy and EASY Snack List
A great way to get some gut healing food in your child is to make gummies. These lemon gummies are super easy to make and provide a ton of nutritional goodness. Ingredients: ¾ cup Organic Lemonade ¼ cup Organic Lemon Juice 1 Tablespoon Xylitol (from Birch, not corn) *You could also use Stevia 5 Tablespoons Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin Silicone candy mold The only silicon mold I … [Read more...] about Guilt Free Lemon Gummies
Congratulations on entering the Natural Healing and Recovery World. I know you are equal parts excited, nervous, scared and confused. It’s OK to sit with those feelings – we’ve all been there. Welcome. This will be the most challenging and most rewarding experience of your life. As you discover more and more about how you can improve your child’s expression of life through natural methods … [Read more...] about Dear Worried and Weary Mom