Pet Pals Puppy Themed Birthday Party for under $150!

  • 18 August 2016
  • Kristi
A Whole Pet Pals Puppy Birthday Party for a Child on a Budget of $150!

Celebrating life creates such wonderful memories. Several weeks ago we celebrated Munchkin's 7th birthday. This years theme was "Pet Pals Puppy". Our planning, this year, was very different than in previous years. We've been focusing on simplifying our life, decluttering materialistic items, reducing our overall debt, and being more conscious of how we spend our money. In birthdays of past, I would pick a theme with a little input from Samantha and just run with it.

When Drama Surrounds You or Your Child

  • 28 June 2016
  • Kristi
The Truth about the Drama that follows your special needs child.

Have you ever known people who seemed overly dramatic? The ones who are always having a crisis in their life. Or perhaps they are very negative. Maybe the ones who you can never tell what type of mood they will be in or swing from happy to sad. I have. For the most part I have either distanced myself or minimized my contact from "those" people. Society tells us they are toxic to our well being and to filter what we expose ourselves too. I have even made posts about putting on your filter and being very selective about what you expose yourself too.

What Does it Mean to Simplify?

  • 17 May 2016
  • Kristi

Taking care of a special needs child is extra hard. Our bandwidth to keep up with all the day to day stuff, plus help our kids can become easily overloaded. One of the biggest things we have tried to do is to SIMPLIFY. And, that not just physical stuff. We have taken a hard look at everything in our life. In this video I share exactly what it means to simplify.

 

 

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The Fastest Way To Figure Out What's Going On With Your Childs Behavior

  • 4 May 2016
  • Kristi

It is vital that you get to a real understanding of what is going on with your child. Tracking is the FASTEST way to do it. Waiting on professionals doesn't stop the turmoil in your house today, leaving you feeling helpless. Tracking gives you the knowledge of what you can do right now to bring calm to your home. In this video I share why tracking is so important and what it can do you for.

Quick Tip Video - 5 Ways to Stop Your Child's Panic Attack

  • 21 April 2016
  • Kristi

Watching a child having a panic attack is heartbreaking. So much stress, fear, and anxiety for such young individuals. We have struggled with panic attacks over the years for various things and when they occur they are debilitating. Nothing happens. We can't move. We are simply paralyzed. In this quick tip video, I share my 5 favorite techniques to stop a panic attack. What I love about these is that they work really well, they are easy to deploy, and are fun for your child.

 

It's not about Time...it's about Energy

  • 11 April 2016
  • Kristi

 

So often we place emphasis on how much time something should take and in all honesty, we need to stop looking at time this way. Instead we need to start looking at what we need to accomplish in our day and how much ENERGY those activities require of us. When you are a parent of a special needs child the smallest tasks can take HUGE amount of energy to complete.

Quick Tip Video - Meltdown Derailed

  • 7 April 2016
  • Kristi

 

The other morning Samantha was struggling with tactile sensitives and was "uncomfortable" in what she had on her body for school. Her panic began to set in. At this point I have 2 choices: get stressed out or help her through this issue. This quick tip video walks you through how I derailed her SPD meltdown before it picked up steam with 2 simple tips.

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