Category: Parenting

10 Fall Crafts for Toddlers

The weather is getting cold and my toddlers are going stir crazy. Thank goodness for fall crafts! Gather your extra fall-colored paper, empty toilet paper rolls, and some apples (don’t forget the glitter!). Encourage creativity, fine motor development and problem solving with these 10 fall crafts for toddlers. 10 Fall

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Big A At Three: Schedules and Milestones

It’s Big A’s birthday month! Big A has grown sooo much this year. He’s more engaging and connected to those around him. His therapists call it “hatching.” Big A’s communication skills have improved in leaps and bounds. He seems to understand everything we say, though that doesn’t mean he always

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The 7 Best Autism Toddler Toys (Mom’s Guide)

In the spirit of Big A turning three this month, I’d like to share some of the best toddler toys for autism we considered for his birthday. It’s not so much that a toddler diagnosed with autism can only have certain toys. Or that certain toys that will make symptoms

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A Mom’s Back-to-School Self-Care Ideas

Jeez, when did back-to-school season become Pint-Sized Prom? All the supplies, accessories, new clothes and haircuts to procure. Frantically arranging one’s children in perfect formations for the perfect first-day-of-school photos. It’s stressful, amirite? And mine aren’t even in school yet! I get residual anxiety just seeing those cute pictures with

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Little A At 18 Months: Schedule and Milestones

Little A is fast approaching his eighteenth month on this Earth. Which is crazy. It seems like he’s been a part of our family forever. The fourth Musketeer, always willing to go along with our hare-brained schemes with a smile. Little A remains a joy. He smiles and laughs and

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How to Teach Pointing to Autistic Child

Pointing is an important developmental milestone for young children. It helps them learn language, gives them a better understanding of their environment, and provides the ability to socialize with others in a meaningful way. Teaching pointing to your autistic child may be challenging, but it’s not impossible! We’ve been working

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The Best Parenting Advice I’ve Ever Received

The best parenting advice I’ve ever received was delivered by one of my besties, Amanda. We’re both psychology nerds and love to talk about totally fun and not boring stuff like internalized vs. externalized anxiety and the role of perception. Somehow the subject turned to Big A (who was probably

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