In the news this week: a new mouse study supports the long-suspected link between autism and gut health. To quote Science Blog, “Now, using mouse models, Caltech researchers have discovered that gut bacteria directly contribute to autism-like behaviors in mice.” People with ASD have different gut bacteria than those without. Some scientists suggested that the bacteria may be passed down from the mother. Also from
Welcome readers! I have some exciting news. A few weeks ago, I launched my first ebook, “Parenting In The Light: Mothers of The Bible Series.” This book covers 8 moms – and moms-to-be – in the Bible and shares their struggles and accomplishments. Learn about: Rahab and why she is noted in the “Bible Hall of Fame” in Acts 11. Moses’ mother and why her
This is a sponsored post from Center For Youth Wellness about creating healthy habits for kids; all opinions are my own. We all want our kids to be fit, whole, and healthy for at least some of their lives. The problem is that kids learn best from what they see, not what you say. Healthy habits for kids begins with you – the parent – taking
Raising kids who on are the autism spectrum, have speech delays and are nonverbal, or have severe learning and/or developmental disabilities can be a challenge. As parents, we constantly worry about their safety. Will they wander? Will they hurt themselves if we get distracted? Is my child safe at school? We need products, services, and tools that can provide safety for a child on the
Wondering how to set up your nontoxic kitchen? Here is my nontoxic kitchen gift guide. This post contains affiliate links and sponsored links. Nontoxic Kitchen Gift #1 – for Prep: The Eco Chop Bon Cook’s Eco-Chop is simple to use and cut up everything you need so prep is a breeze! I received this product for review purpose and I love it. It’s not precisely
One thing most parents raising a child on the autism spectrum have in common is dealing with an autism meltdown. If your child struggles with change or transitions, a meltdown is their way of dealing with the stress, fear, anxiety, and frustration caused by unwanted change. If you’ve struggled to cope with this particular issue, read on — help is here! What’s Happening During A Meltdown?
Being a blogger, I’ve been privileged to be able to review some wonderful kids books. And it hasn’t been easy! Try as I might, my kids go through peaks and valleys where they love to read (read how I helped them) or hate to read (here’s how I inspire them). In the meantime, some of these books have touched my own heart! Here are my
This post is sponsored by LubeLife; all opinions are my own. This year, my husband and I hit our 20th year wedding anniversary and the 26th year since the date we met. Yes, we were hopelessly romantic in our youth and married on the calendar date we met, 7 years later! Not only that, but our HALF (6-month) anniversary was the day after Valentine’s Day,
This is a sponsored post from Center For Youth & Wellness about relieving a child’s stress; all opinions are my own. Like any good parent, you want to make sure your child feels safe and comfortable in his or her home. This is even more important if your child has a disability that makes it challenging to communicate their feelings, like if he’s nonverbal or
This post is sponsored by Starkey Water who provided the mineralized water as well. All opinions are my own. As I’ve written before, my workouts require every single ounce of my effort. Working out at a gym founded by veterans who use the military philosophy to train you is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but it’s also one of the most rewarding.