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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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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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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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Breaking Up with 4-Letter Words

A few weeks ago, my 4-year-old daughter was playing upstairs on her own. I could hear her sweet musings to her stuffed animals as she led them in a very convincing classroom lesson; her feet pitter-pat across the floor as she ran to get her fairy wings and astronaut costume (worn together, of course); her […]

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