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“Low Sensory” events to help ease summer transitions

I’m going to tell you a secret about “low sensory” events. They’re freaking awesome. The transition from school days filled with structure and consistency to summer days filled with free time and sleeping in can be very hard for a child on the autism spectrum. It can be hard on parents, as well. Children on […]

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Summer “Vacation”: Traveling with the littles

Picture this: No wifi, an oceanfront house with a million-dollar view, a week without being tied to your email. Sounds amazing, right? Vacation! All that is standing between you & this bliss is a four-hour plane ride with a three-year-old and a one-year old.  <Cue tears.> My husband and I used to travel all the […]

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Grocery Shopping Isn’t Hard Anymore

Last week, I went to three grocery stores to get food and household items for our four-person family. Three. Grocery shopping took up my whole Saturday morning, and you don’t even want to know how much I spent. Both of our girls have food allergies, which means I do my shopping at specialty grocery stores […]

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The pain of losing ‘Favorite Parent’ status

This morning when I heard my daughter stirring, I entered her room and gave her a big smile. I cheerfully said, “Good morning!” Rather than smiling and reaching for me, as she always has, she looked over my shoulder. Behind me, her father was starting to get ready for the day. “Dada!,” she exclaimed gleefully, […]

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Tips for Your Picky Eater

Tips and Tricks for Managing Your Picky or Resistant Eater

Picky eaters. We all know them. Maybe you’re even one of them. From an outsider’s perspective it might not seem like a big deal, but when you’re the parent of a picky eater and every meal becomes a battle, it can be exhausting. As the parent of one picky eater and one adventurous eater, I […]

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