the happy home life sidebar button updated

The Happy Home Life Week #6

Welcome back to Week 6 of the Happy Home Life! During our fifth week we had 62 total links! Let’s see if we can beat that this week And don’t forget to tell your blogging friends to come link up with us so we can grow this party! The more people we have linking up, […]

Even though it may seem like a good idea at the time, I think that retail therapy should be avoided. Today I'm talking about the downside of retail therapy and reasons to avoid this method to relieve stress.

The Downside of Retail Therapy

We’ve all been there and had one of those days where the stress level gets so elevated that we need to find a way to alleviate it and fast. For some of us, that way is through retail therapy. But, I believe that there is a downside to retail therapy and today I want to […]

Having a baby can be a very exciting experience. But when you add in the upredictability of having a premature child, you enter a whole new realm. Here are my tips on motherhood for NICU moms.

Tips on Motherhood for NICU Moms

Having a baby is an exciting prospect, filled with ups and downs until that joyful day that you get to meet your bundle of joy. For NICU moms, the premise is the same but also involves the emotional roller coaster that goes along with having a premature baby. I’ve been down that road twice which […]


Though it may seem like the end of the world, here are reasons why you should celebrate an autism diagnosis

I had once said that an autism diagnosis is not something that I would congratulate someone on, nor was it something I would order a cake for. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find the upside in a diagnosis. In fact, I think there’s plenty of good things that can be found after receiving a […]

We're trying to build up daily life skills with our autistic daughter. One of those ways is by doing laundry on her own.

#laundryredefined #ad Thank you to Gain for sponsoring this conversation. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. As Sweet B gets older, we’re trying to help her do more things on her own. Some things, like hygiene are taking longer, but other things like putting her dirty dishes in the sink and helping me put […]

love hate relationship with balloons for sensory issues

I’m always looking for different ways to help meet Sweet B’s sensory needs and give her different experiences. One of the ways that we’ve done this is with balloons though I will be the first to admit it- we have such a love hate relationship with balloons. Why? Well, pretty simple and I’ll get into […]

More Posts from this Category


As we take our first dip into homeschooling, informal as it is, here's how I'm planning our year of tot school.

Though it may seem futile to “homeschool” a toddler, I fully intend to do just that with my Squeaker. I’ve already talked about how I’m preparing to homeschool my toddler and I’ve finally gotten around to figuring out what we’re going to do. When we finally get around to formal homeschooling, I do intend to […]

This week in Mommy Camp for Toddlers, we're talking about learning numbers!

Welcome back to another week of Mommy Camp for Toddlers! This week, we’re going to focus on numbers. Learning about numbers, much like the alphabet, takes place in the every day situations. For example, something as simple as counting cheerios or just reciting numbers 1-10 or 1-20 or 1-5 … can have a lasting impact […]

Sunny summer days are perfect for Montessori art outside. We took advantage of the sunny weather and wild blackberry bush to do some natural fingerpainting with blackberries.

We have a wild blackberry bush in our backyard and every summer, I look forward to picking fresh blackberries. Usually they never make it into the house because I can’t wait to eat them. Today, Squeaker decided she was going to “help” me pick some of the berries. And aside from the occasional red berry, […]

More Posts from this Category