Your Child is Autistic Because…

Without fail, multiple times a month, someone will claim Everett’s autism is caused by something outlandish. Usually, it’s the age old, well debunked, vaccine argument. Some of the things I’ve been “informed” of, pique my interest enough for a Google search, and some are just so out there that it leaves me scratching my head. …

Your Child is Autistic Because… Read More »

Living Life On The Spectrum, Homeschool Edition

Today we have a special guest post from a local Birmingham mother, Marjorie. I met Marjorie shortly before the pandemic hit and really enjoyed getting to know her. We both have 2 kiddos, the bigs are both on the spectrum and in kindergarten, while our littles are only a month apart in age. It’s nice …

Living Life On The Spectrum, Homeschool Edition Read More »

Throwing The Ultimate Harry Potter Party Post-Covid

This last weekend, we loaned out our basement & backyard to some very dear friends for a surprise Harry Potter themed 40th birthday. When our friend asked about using our house to surprise her partner, I said, of course, as long as we keep it safe. After all, one of the reasons we moved into …

Throwing The Ultimate Harry Potter Party Post-Covid Read More »

Free McAlister’s For Year? Sign me up!

As a busy mom, I’m always looking for great meal options that make my entire family happy and McAlister’s Deli is always a great option! This month, in celebration and thanks for its fans, McAlister’s Deli is launching the “McAlister’s Deli Free for You & Me Sweepstakes” where 10 lucky McAlister’s Deli app and rewards …

Free McAlister’s For Year? Sign me up! Read More »

Please Tell Me More About Your Uncomfortable Mask

Reflections of a new mom mid-global pandemic “Let people help”. “Rely on friends and family”. “Don’t be shy to ask family members to help around the house”. This is the advice touted on every baby blog, in all of the pregnancy books and shouted from the rooftops by experienced moms. But what if you can’t? …

Please Tell Me More About Your Uncomfortable Mask Read More »

Earth Day 2020

Happy 50th Earth Day! This years theme is Climate Action, so we focused on Wind Power. We read the kids Keith Negley’s newest book, The Boy and The Wild Blue Girl and made aluminum foil sailboats that we powered with wind. Why wind power? Simple. Wind power is one of the cleanest forms of energy …

Earth Day 2020 Read More »

Easy Strawberry Tart

Strawberry Season Every year we have a tradition- fruit picking. Sometimes it’s apples, sometimes it’s blueberries & blackberries, but our favorite so far has definitely been strawberries!Honestly fruit picking is pretty rad. I mean you can stop and have a fresh snack break whenever you want, it’s a great bonding and memory making experience, and …

Easy Strawberry Tart Read More »

Rainbow Fun

On Monday we woke up to find that the crazy storms knocked over a huge tree in our front yard. Finn is having the time of his life exploring it and we were lucky that it didn’t do much damage. Our luck inspired me to make some fun rainbow crafts, because after all, after every …

Rainbow Fun Read More »

Mess-Free Ziploc Bag Painting

Everett is spending the next week or two with his Gigi, so Finn and I get to spend some quality one-on-one time together. Today, I decided to commemorate our special time together with a mess-free painting project. Items Needed This is one activity that can go so many ways. It’s totally open ended. You can …

Mess-Free Ziploc Bag Painting Read More »