This month, we're exploring Autism, health and wellness. One consideration is managing multiple diagnoses. Many individuals with Autism, for example, also experience symptoms of anxiety.
So, what can help anxiety? Practicing mindfulness exercises has been found to help some teens and adults with Autism. However, the best-documented approach for treating anxiety in children with Autism is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It combines talk therapy with repeated exposures to the source of the fear to eventually change unproductive thought patterns and behaviors.
Have you tried CBT? If so, I would love to hear about your experience 💙. All the best families! 💙
A joined a few writing groups. At the end of the one I went to today. I had a few members approach me and say they appreciated my feedback. One person noted that "most people are silent their first day" but he didn't know I took two buses and walked a half a mile to get there. that I was up all night reading Bone (@yrsadaleyward ) and There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Morgan Parker). That I caught a faint smell of rotten meat six weeks ago and wrote James a response. That I google Cave Canem and set new dreams in sunshine. That i bookmarked this image when it came across my feed.
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Happy Pizza Friday! 🍕🍕 I love my little chefs helping in the kitchen! 👨🏼🍳👨🏼🍳 We’re blessed to have (homeschooling!!) cousins just a mile away to have pizza parties with!
Got a little school done today.. they HAD to be by the window sitting in the sun. These girls speak my love language.. 😍
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🐝 My little lady, learning what it's like to be a bee!
This was taken a couple of years ago on our first visit to #SuperScienceSaturday at our son's school - an annual event during #BritishScienceWeek .
We're hoping the Beast from the East's annoying little sister doesn't make an appearance overnight as we've planned to return tomorrow for the 2018 event. Think we parents are looking forward to it as much as our aspiring young scientists!
What are you up to this weekend?
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Friday’s are the best especially spent with friends at the beach! We are becoming more Floridian as we all thought it was a little chilly today.😉
Today I realized I’m trying to force this girl into a box she simply does not belong in. It was perhaps one of the most important epiphanies I’ve had as a parent so far...she is not a traditional learner and I’ve got to stop acting like she is or can be. So, though I’m going to still do core subjects with her, I’m going to start focusing much more on the things she is passionate about and that give her confidence, mainly art, crafting and sewing. She nearly bubbles over with creativity. Those are the things I’m going to start focusing more on, treating them less as side hobbies and more as an intricate part of her day. I know full well what it is like to not fit into the traditional learning box...it filled me with much self-hatred and anguish all through my schooling years. I don’t want this same experience for her and because of homeschooling, this ship can be turned around quickly, tailored to who SHE is. My sweet girl, I will try all I can to make sure you know you are so incredible and talented in the unique areas God has given you to excel in! So here’s to new beginnings and to grace for every mistake along the way!💗 #sweetddaughterofmine#picfromlastyear
Pushing your kids. It’s one tricky tango to find out how to push them to achieve without pushing them away. My son loves to draw. He puts tons of detail into his art and our home is nearly flooded with artwork of dragons, dinosaurs, lizards and snakes. It’s what he enjoys doing. For today’s @thegoodandthebeautiful Language Arts lesson he was tasked with creating an Impressionist piece of art. He was not happy about it. I could tell his negative attitude was stemming from the fear of trying a new thing. He painted five dots and said “I’m done.” In my eyes, that wasn’t acceptable. Putting forth measly effort for 30 seconds isn’t reeeeeally trying. We talked about why it’s important to try new things, how to think outside the box and that IT’S OKAY IF THINGS AREN’T PERFECT. Okay so maybe that pep talk was also for me 😂 Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is at the end of this practice he was so proud of his final product, but I was so proud of him!
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Currently listening to Sydney read one of her new favorite books, A Bad Case of the Stripes. She’s reading the majority of the book with very little assistance, so that means she’s almost ready for some advanced independent reading. I’m so humbled to be able to walk alongside Sydney in her learning process.
Do you have questions about homeschooling? Are you interested in starting, but don’t know where to begin?
Let me help you: bit.ly/Rock-Your-Homeschool
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My first time making my own mag water! (Don’t be impressed if you’ve never done it. It’s super easy... 😏)
I’ll be posting the how-to on my blog tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Hello Families!! Let's celebrate the wins from this week. What went well for you? What fun plans do you have for the weekend? Can't wait to hear from you 💙
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Oils for kids? Yes please! 🙌🏼🌿 Since we have been sharing all about how to make over our homes the past 2 weeks, why not focus on how we can make over our kids lives too?! Did you know Young Living has an entire line dedicated just for littles and their biggest needs? 💓🙋🏻♀️
These oils are pre-diluted and grab and go-cause every mama knows we don’t have time when we’re chasing around our kids!! Just snap on a roller cap and glide them on!! What I love is that they are perfectly blended with kids in mind, and their color coded labels make it fun and simple for my kids to identify and use all on their own! 🌿🙌🏼
There are blends for sniffles, focus, sleeping, tummies and owies! I think you’re going to want them all! What’s even better is you can pick and choose what’s best for you—and teens & adults can use them too!! How’s that for convenience 😉 Check out my Insta Stories for all the deets! 💓
And be blessed Mama’s—this just made life easy 🌸
Kidscents Owie Oil (Item#:5308)
Kidscents Sleepyize Oil (Item#: 5307)
Kidscents Tummygize Oil (Item#: 5305)
Kidscents Sniffleease Oil (Item#: 5306)
Kidscents Geneyus Oil (Item #: 5310)
XO’s Krista 💋
Fun Fact Friday!!
March 16th is "Everything You Do is Right Day" 😉 It is an unofficial holiday that encourages people to believe that no matter what happened before today, everything they do on this day will turn out great 💙. Enjoy your day parents!! 👍
I am waking up every morning, looking forward to our devotion from @cfimpact !😍 Those who trust in the Lord experience His protection. He is our refuge and fortress. When I am feeling overwhelmed, which happens often, I am learning to (more quickly) turn to God. We had more tragedy in Florida this week, and it's weighing heavy on my heart. As a mother, this makes my heart even more weary. I want to shelter my son from all of it. But I can't. This is where my faith comes to fruition. It's a true test of faith to leave your child in the arms of God. 💕💖😍 But I know it is the best place for him to be in this crazy world! Will you join me in praying for our community today? Thank you so much! #trustinthelord#trials#feartofaith
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Chocolate and guilt free!? Who wants to try these?🙋🏻♀️
* 1 - 15-ounce can low-sodium black beans
* 1/3 cup coconut oil
* 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1/2 cup honey
* 3 eggs
* 2 drops Peppermint Vitality essential oil
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Rinse and drain black beans.
3. Melt coconut oil on stove until clear.
4. Blend all ingredients except eggs in food processor until smooth.
5. In a separate bowl, lightly whisk eggs until well beaten.
6. Fold into chocolate mixture.
7. Pour mixture into a greased 8x8 pan and bake 25–30 minutes.
8. Let cool 15 minutes then cut.
9. Let cool another 15 minutes and serve.
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This particular season proves to be difficult for many moms. So many of our decisions and energy, time and effort, and love goes to raising our little ones that when they spread their wings, it can be difficult to adjust. We blink and they have flown away from our nests though they always remain in our hearts.
During our children’s teen years, we hope to prepare them for the next phase of their lives. We discuss careers and colleges and other options. We continue to train them and give them more responsibility, hoping they will become independent, productive adults. Then we send them out.
We talk about how to help our children make the transition, but what about us? As the season changes it is possible for us to make the transition as smoothly as possible, too. Link in profile.
Going to visit a friend today who is experiencing the tragic loss of their spouse. They are overwhelmed with grief and the thought of raising their three small children alone. Sometimes there are no words. 😢
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Because age five is commonly the year for enrolling in kindergarten, parents who make the decision to homeschool can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the responsibility.
Parents may ask themselves questions such as: • Can I really teach my child to read?
• If I’m not naturally good at math, will I find it difficult to teach it to my child?
• How much time should we be spending on homeschool lessons each day?
These are questions many parents who’ve chosen home education will have — especially if this is the first year they are homeschooling. One thing to keep in mind as you start the adventure of five year old homeschooling is that most kindergarten classroom activities are done specifically because they were designed for instruction of large groups of children at once. Homeschooling a kindergartener doesn’t have to look anything like classroom learning. It can (and will!) take place inside your home, outside in nature, and in all kinds of other places.
There are no “set” hours you need to be learning, no specific set of guidelines about what you need to learn by a specific time, and no one “right” way of teaching or learning.
It’s possible that the most important thing you can teach your five year old homeschooler is that LEARNING IS FUN. Homeschooling allows you the flexibility to not only customize an education for your specific child, but to use the learning process as a bonding experience for your whole family.
After our walk in the wild flowers we came home and got our treasures arranged in some recycled jars with water and got our our magnifying glass, paints, pencils and such. We talked about the differences in the flowers, the different parts and how God created each one so wonderfully special! Did you know those purple flowers everywhere right now are called Henbit and they are a little fuzzy! My favorite part of the time was when we were walking around picking flowers and Evelyn twirls around and says “ Elliot, look at all the nature around us! We can pick whatever we want.” She is so precious and soaked up the outing, which was just a short walk or out door! 💕 #naturestudy#supersimple
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“Let them once get in touch with nature, and a habit is formed which will be the source of delight through life.” -Charlotte Mason #quotablequotes
I grew up in a home where music was always playing....everything from Moody Blues to Amy Grant. My first concert was Alabama!! My Mom would blast Neil Diamond in the house.....on a road trip to Colorado my parents played the Moody Blues over and over for us. My dog is named Garcia and we have guinea pigs Zeppelin and Ozzy. I was in the Kenny Rogers fan club as a kid...My love for music had me breaking endless walkmans bc I would wear them out....I woud get grounded from my headphones and casio boombox if I had bad grades....I have blown speakers in every car I have owned......being in awe of seeing Robert Plant perform.....getting chills seeing U2 at Madison Square Garden and taking my daughter to see Mumford and Sons as a treat when she completed Kindergarten........Well all of this and a whole lot more has lead to an amazing new adventure. With the support of my husband, (he supported and pushed me to start Little Humans) who looked at me and said “you gotta do this, we gotta do this” we have decided to build our own recording studio @sawyerrecords. Our goal is to create a place where artists of all ages can come and create for free and in return all we ask is that they give back to the local community which we will coordinate. We are currently talking with people about writing content for us and we can’t wait to get things rolling. This will be a long process but we are so excited! 🎧 logo done by @cj_jolly_