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Weathering the Storms

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in Be Informed, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives, Special Needs | 2 comments

Weathering the Storms

  This week’s guest contributor is Erin Clemons Enyart, an amazing mom with two children with autism, and we are honored to share her painfully honest and wrenchingly beautiful story about motherhood, autism, and dancing in the rain.    Once you become a parent you quickly realize that unsolicited advice comes with the territory....

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Visual Helpers

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Be Informed, Special Needs | 0 comments

Visual Helpers

Many children, including special needs children and children on the autism spectrum, benefit from visual helpers. Visual helpers can be used for a variety of communication needs and situations. They include symbols that are objects, photographs, line drawings, and written labels. They can be used as transition objects, objects for choices, choice...

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Books for Mom: The Golden Hat by Kate Winslet

Posted by on May 14, 2012 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Books for Moms, Special Needs | 2 comments

Books for Mom: The Golden Hat by Kate Winslet

The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism by Kate Winslet, Keli Thornsteinsson, and Margret Ericsdottir, was published about a month ago, chronicling a mother’s passion and her son’s journey with nonverbal autism. Margret, a dedicated and ambitious mama, embarked on a documentary film project to raise awareness about autism. In 2009,...

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Healthy, Kid-Friendly Smoothies that are GFCF

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Be Inspired, Featured Posts, In The Kitchen, Special Needs | 3 comments

Healthy, Kid-Friendly Smoothies that are GFCF

These kid-friendly smoothies are healthy, delicious (try ‘em out on your picky eaters), and super easy to make. They’re a great way to add veggies and fruits to your kids’ diets. And… for our kiddos that are on special diets, the three recipes featured below are gluten-free and casein-free (GFCF). These vegan smoothies are versatile, though,...

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Mom Profile: Brenda Massung

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 in Be Informed, MCG Moms, Mom Profiles, Special Needs | 0 comments

Mom Profile: Brenda Massung

  Today we learn more about Brenda Massung, our guest contributor who shared her daughter’s amazing birth story yesterday. She is currently preparing for her newest arrival with her favorite baby carrier and well-worn baby books, and shares her thoughts with us!     How do you spend your time? Chasing two little girls away from...

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Finding Mother’s Intuition in the NICU…

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, Be Informed, Be Whole, Mom Perspectives, Special Needs | 1 comment

Finding Mother’s Intuition in the NICU…

  Brenda Massung is our guest contributor this week, sharing her amazing birth story of her oldest daughter and how she relied on her intuition every step of the way, from the NICU to her ongoing parenting decisions. It is an inspiring story, and we are so thankful that she was willing to share it with us!   Intuition… everyone tells you...

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“Bloom.” A pep rally and a GIVE AWAY!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2012 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Books for Moms, Featured Posts, Special Needs | 10 comments

“Bloom.” A pep rally and a GIVE AWAY!

If you’re a frequent mom-blog reader you’ve most likely come across Kelle Hampton’s blog “Enjoying the Small Things,” once or twice…… or three times a week if you’re like me and consider her to be a fantastic source of ‘mom’ inspiration and the pick-me-up we all sometimes need when...

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Allergen Free Easter Candy Options

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Featured Posts, Special Needs | Comments Off on Allergen Free Easter Candy Options

Allergen Free Easter Candy Options

If you have a child with food allergies or a restricted diet (like mine) finding foods that cater to their dietary needs and their taste buds can be difficult. Finding holiday treats—even more difficult. Thankfully, today’s allergy-friendly foods market is quickly expanding and we no longer need to spend our afternoons bak

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April 2nd: World Autism Awareness Day

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Be Informed, Special Needs | 0 comments

April 2nd: World Autism Awareness Day

A year ago after writing, “Live, Love, Laugh, and Autism”, a guest post for Mom Colored Glasses, I was asked to become a monthly contributor, focusing on Special Needs —What an honor! Special needs is near and dear to me because my son is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). My son had various medical conditions as a baby,...

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Cereal Bars

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Featured Posts, In The Kitchen, Special Needs | 0 comments

Cereal Bars

This cereal bars recipe is a great healthy snack for kids—including kids with certain food allergies and special dietary needs. This grab-and-go snack is easily made with both gluten-free and casein-free ingredients. In the ingredients list I provide the reader with recommended ingredients that are free of certain allergens. My son, a little boy...

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