Category: special needs parenting

Turn Your Mistakes Into Happy Little Trees

Have you watched the late Bob Ross, the Happy Painter and his happy little trees and clouds?  Bob Ross was a wonderful painter who used to teach painting on The Joy of Painting on PBS.  He had crazy hair, his own style, and a voice that was so calming. I loved to watch him as a teenager and...

/ September 30, 2016

Essential Oil To Help You Stay Alert And Focused

Do you or one of your children need help staying focused and alert? Use essential oil to help you stay alert in class or at work.  Eden’s Garden Stay Alert essential oil synergy blend can help keep you alert and focused on the job ahead of you. I have a daughter who has ADHD, and staying...

/ September 9, 2016

Positive Language – It’s Not What You Think

I have worked with children with special needs as a mom, and a professional for over 16 years, and one of the things that I have found to really help children with special needs and all people to make good choices is using Positive Language.   Most people don’t really understand what positive language is.  It does...

/ September 5, 2016

4 Tips to Turn Down Temper Tantrums

As a Mom of 8 kids, one thing I know is temper tantrums.  At one point I had children ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 14.  (6 of my children are adopted.  I know those ages seem impossible.)  In those days  tantrums were a very common part of my life.  I either had...

/ August 29, 2016

Free Garden Crafts Ebook

This free garden crafts ebook will give you crafts to do with your kids all summer!  Whether you have a big garden or a small planter box in the window, These crafts will make your garden look great and you and your kids will love making them! Get your free Garden Crafts ebook  today! Summer time...

/ May 20, 2016

5 Ways to Have Fun With Dandelions!

It’s springtime so we are having fun with dandelions!  Many people (including my husband) see dandelions as annoying weeds, but they have so many uses.  They are good for our friends the bees and they are fun for kids! I loved playing with the bright yellow blossoms when I was a child and I love playing...

/ May 18, 2016

Free Ebook: Fun Spring Crafts w/ Instructions

Whether you are a teacher, a home school mom, a parent who loves to do crafts with their kids, or a teen/tween who loves to do crafts, you will love this Free AllFreeKidsCrafts Spring Crafts eBook full of fun spring crafts.  This free ebook full of fun crafts for kids inspired by butterflies and flowers! The...

/ May 6, 2016

Thank You Kroger for Getting it Right

Thank you Kroger for being sensitive of the rights of all of your customers and coming up with a common sense solution.  Your decision to create a single use unisex bathroom option in addition to the traditional male/female restrooms is a huge help for me and I wish more stores would follow your example. I am...

/ April 28, 2016

The Importance of Writing by Hand

Oh the importance of writing by hand! It is almost becoming a lost art. We write so many things on the computer. Almost all letters are sent by email. Messages are sent by text. Even out to-do lists are on our phone. On an average day, my kids don’t write anything by hand unless I make them....

/ April 27, 2016

Anxious? Snuggle Up in This Sensory Sheet

This sensory sheet is a game changer for people with anxiety, autism, ADHD, or other special needs!  It is helpful for so many needs. It really helps 4 of my children to sleep better and calm when they can’t get to sleep because of ADHD or have have anxiety or panic attacks, and it is a...

/ April 26, 2016