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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Culver’s. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you, Culver’s for sponsoring this cheesy post to celebrate National Cheese Curd Day as we overcome Hurricane Irma with a story of hope...

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Living with ADHD. Feeling Proud of Myself For The First Time.

  Concept sign for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with girl Anyone who knows me well (maybe 5 or 6 people, besides my children) would agree that I am a very complicated person. Complicated in the sense that I can easily disconnect from others. It’s hard for me to create a connection with people, and as the connection grows, so grows the pressure and anxiety to be good and to be...

4 Ways of Taking Advantage Of The Child’s Natural Environment When He has Special Needs

Kids with special needs may need additional services, attention and supervision, but their biggest necessity is still the same as everyone else, love, attention and respect based on their unique talents and abilities. Your child’s natural environment opportunities are all the typical and...

8 Things Every Mother Should Know About Mental Health

Being a wife, mother, and professional is not an easy thing to handle, and finding the right balance to not lose our sanity, is harder than it may look. It’s for this reason that I invited Amanda Edwards: registered psychotherapist in the State of Colorado, from...

Helping your Child with Special Needs to Communicate While He Learns To Talk

Communication may be the real challenge when raising children with special needs. It’s definitely the most complicated task to accomplish and it can really affect the child’s behavior and development. As parents, we have a natural understanding of our children’s...

Celebrating a cheesy day with Culvers: National Cheese Curd Day

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Culver’s. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you, Culver’s for sponsoring this cheesy post to celebrate National Cheese Curd...

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Pizza Night and Fun with Chuck E. Cheese’s

Thank you, Chuck E. Cheese’s for sponsoring this delicious and fun post so we could share our experience at our local store in Fort Myers! As parents and children, we all deserve to take a break from the routine from time to time. Planning that special night includes finding a place where fun and food connect in an easy (and preferably delicious!) way....

From the Farm to Your family, milk makes us stronger

Thanks to Milk Life #FuertesConLeche for sponsoring this paid article to help families learn about the process that milk goes through to get from the farm to their family. All of the opinions expressed here are honest and have not by...

Back to School Style with Sears

Thank you, Sears, for sponsoring this Back to School post! Emir and Ayelen loved the whole experience of shopping and finding their back to school style for their first day of school. LEE ESTE ARTICULO EN ESPAÑOL, AQUI.  My mom used...

Inclusion Is the Result of Accessibility and Full Acceptance

As a parent and professional, over the years I’ve witnessed the confusion about and misinterpretation of the word inclusion. Inclusion is not a prize for those with special needs who can prove their worth, or are well-behaved enough...

Living with ADHD. Feeling Proud of Myself For The First Time.

  Concept sign for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with girl Anyone who knows me well (maybe 5 or 6 people, besides my children) would agree that I am a very complicated person. Complicated...

4 Ways of Taking Advantage Of The Child’s Natural Environment When He has Special Needs

Kids with special needs may need additional services, attention and supervision, but their biggest necessity is still the same as everyone else, love, attention and respect based on their unique talents...

8 Things Every Mother Should Know About Mental Health

Being a wife, mother, and professional is not an easy thing to handle, and finding the right balance to not lose our sanity, is harder than it may look. It’s for this reason that I invited Amanda Edwards:...

Helping your Child with Special Needs to Communicate While He Learns To Talk

Communication may be the real challenge when raising children with special needs. It’s definitely the most complicated task to accomplish and it can really affect the child’s behavior and development. As...

Down syndrome Awareness Month: A Classmate with Down syndrome

The other day I was surprised by an interesting conversation I had at the grocery store. We were doing some shopping with the kids when one of my son’s classmates ran to Emir to give him a high five...

Raising Children with Disability: The Miracle is Love and Consistency

Disponible en Español, aquí!  Over the years I have witnessed how many parents label their children with disabilities as either low or high functioning individuals only a couple months or years after...

Inclusion: Opportunity Builds Ability

This summer I decided to buy an above ground pool to put in the backyard. I had never before bought a large one because my son, Emir, has been always scared of water and didn’t know how to swim. Even...

Be Sure to Schedule Time for Them to be Kids

Having a child with special needs comes with a lot of extras: extra supports that might include therapy, tutoring, frequent medical appointments, and tons of other additional things that we have to comply...