Christian Living · Neurodiversity

This Halloween; We Are Taking Up The Teal Pumpkin Challenge

In a past post, (Medical Momma, the Struggle of Halloween) I wrote about the challenges I face raising two neurodiverse kids; especially around Halloween. Halloween is difficult for my kids because of the sensory overload. In the past few years, I have noticed teal pumpkins filling my social media feeds.  As I read up on… Continue reading This Halloween; We Are Taking Up The Teal Pumpkin Challenge

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Mommy Hacks · Mommy Life

Free Ultimate Weekly Planner: For Children With Disabilities

At the beginning of August, I was reflecting on last year's school year. Thinking about this year,  I could feel the anxiety rising inside me. I was freaking out because in my brain,  I have so much information about Lilly, and expressing her needs to others can be difficult.  In Lilly's daily life, there can be up to six other caregivers besides me.  It… Continue reading Free Ultimate Weekly Planner: For Children With Disabilities

Medical Mom · Mommy Life

My Thoughts On #EndAutismNow and the word #Epidemic

Today I am talking about something that has always rubbed me the wrong way; the idea that we need to "end" diagnoses and that we are in an "epidemic". Whenever I see things suggesting that we need to end an epidemic related to disabilities, it makes my stomach turn. Last week a video to this… Continue reading My Thoughts On #EndAutismNow and the word #Epidemic

Learning Through Play · Mommy Life

Momma Confessions; Home Based Therapy

For 6 years home based therapy was ingrained in our life. I have called it a couple of things over the years, homeschooling, un-schooling, play based therapy and now home based therapy. If you follow my Instagram account you would have seen pictures pop up after Christmas about activities we have been doing. This kind… Continue reading Momma Confessions; Home Based Therapy

Medical Mom · Mommy Life

Bonding Over Makeup With My Daughter

On Facebook the TV show Speechless has a clip going around about their season premier that says "disability is no excuse." It literally made me stop because this is has been my slogan for a long time but truthfully I have been allowing my daughters disability get in the way of something...her love for make… Continue reading Bonding Over Makeup With My Daughter

Learning Through Play · Mommy Life

Medical Mom: Wheelchair Dancing

Dancing, yes this kid is throwing another hurdle at me. Lilly has always loved dancing from a baby and we have in the past tried adaptive dance lessons when she was a toddler. You can probably hear a BUT it's a huge BUT...Her physical regression. It's hard to sign her up for anything because you… Continue reading Medical Mom: Wheelchair Dancing