7 Life Lessons as a Special Needs Parent

7 Life Lessons I’ve Learned as a Special Needs Parent

Parenting. It’s the most difficult job many of us will experience in our lives, and one that we receive the least amount of formal training for. Even if you were to become a “certified parent” prior to your first day of parenting, each child comes complete with their own set…

Journey from Surviving to Thriving

One 2e Student’s Journey from Surviving to Thriving

By Kim Schuchman Are you a parent of a 2e child in public school? How many countless hours of exhaustive 2e research and school advocacy have you invested, in the hopes that your child felt understood by teachers and peers? Have you ever wondered what would happen to that same…

Top Essential Oil

Top Essential Oils to Relieve Allergy Symptoms

The warmer weather and longer days of spring that so many of us love bring blooming plants and vibrant flowers. But as nature awakens, so do our allergies! If you’re like me, then suffering with itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, coughing, and congestion that leads to painful sinus headaches are…

Listening is a Gift

Listening is an invisible communication force that enhances relationships. Heartfelt and deep listening are rare gifts that we can give to others. Allowing silence to enter our conversations holds the richest potential for demonstrating respect, care, and attentiveness. It is an extraordinary person who can be fully engaged and honor…

Not Asking for What You Want May Generate Regrets

Regret—this word stirs something deep within each of us. No one is void of regrets. The natural consequence of making choices results in lost alternative opportunities. We cannot predict the future when we make a choice. It is important to assume that with the knowledge and experience we had at…

Make a Direct Request

When was the last time you made a specific and direct request for what you wanted? Many people want others to read their minds and have the “if you loved me, I wouldn’t have to ask” mentality.  Really—others should know what we want? Most of the time we don’t even…