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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Easter Sensory Bins

Yesterday we made shaving cream paint and it quickly turned into utter chaos. Finn started painting himself, both boys wanted their booties painted, and so on. I decided to embrace the chaos of messy play and use the remaining shaving cream for a sensory tub. I used some water marbles, eggs, and also grabbed some …

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Easter Painting Projects

Today we brought out more fun painting projects! I wanted to have today’s painting projects be a little less messy than our rock painting day, so I found some easy to make and clean up painting projects. I think now that we are schooling at home, I really need to invest in a drop cloth! …

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Educational Egg Activities

Every Easter I end up with a gazillion plastic eggs that the kids like to trail across the house like little egg landmines. I’m stuck with the conundrum: do I toss this plastic crap away and just buy new eggs next year or do I save them and reuse them next year? I always end …

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