8 Back to School Solutions for Sensory Issues in Children

8 Back to School Tips for Kids with Sensory Processing Needs

The clock read 4:59 AM, taunting me with the fact that I still had one solemn minute before it would begin its blaring BEEP BEEP BEEP. I often wake just before my alarm, but this time I could sense something different. As I blearily rubbed my eyes, adjusting to the dark, I realized there was a … Read more

The Best Natural Supplements for ADHD and Autism

10 natural supplements for Autism and ADHD

When our oldest son was born, we had all of the same hopes and dreams that most parents have for their children. Would he grow up to be a doctor, a lawyer, a musician, or a chef? We dreamed of little league games, piano recitals, trips to Disneyworld, and more. Like all new parents, none … Read more

How to Create a Sensory Activities Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Long before our son was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism, we already knew he had some pretty major sensory processing issues. Like many other kids who struggle with sensory processing, our son had some major sensory seeking and sensory avoiding behaviors. Out of desperation to control his behavior and help him with emotional regulation, we stumbled across … Read more

Easy Homemade Calming Magnesium Lotion

Calming Magnesium Lotion

I’ve talked before about the amazing health benefits of magnesium. This tiny powerhouse controls over 300 different functions in the human body, including bone health, mental health, heart health, and so much more. The problem is, most of us aren’t getting enough magnesium in our diet. Unless you are eating 100% organic and choosing foods … Read more

An Inside Look at Gut Microbiome Testing for Health

An inside look at gut microbiome testing for health

Most women want flowers, breakfast in bed, or a day at the spa for Mother’s Day…not me. This year, my husband ordered me an at home gut microbiome test. That’s right guys…I got a poop test for Mother’s Day. No, I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, I was thrilled! I couldn’t wait for my kit to … Read more

Making Sense of Sensory Processing Issues in Kids

Making Sense of Sensory Processing Issues in Kids

I’ll never forget the time when we tried to serve our kids Pad Thai made with shirataki (low carb tofu noodles) instead of rice noodles. I figured that since Pad Thai was their favorite meal, a tiny swap wouldn’t be such a big deal. Boy was I wrong. Our daughter was only two and a … Read more

12 Practical Ways to Establish a Healthy Gut Microbiome

The top 12 ways to nourish a healthy gut microbiome

We’ve been on a bit of a cultured food kick in our home lately. My kitchen looks a little bit like a science experiment with my counters covered in jars containing funny looking floating specimens. I have kombucha, water kefir, gluten free sourdough, fermented pickles, and sauerkraut all on the go. My husband and I … Read more

How to Make Fermented Ketchup

How to make fermented ketchup

Fermented ketchup? No, it isn’t a science experiment gone bad. This homemade ketchup is actually delicious! We’ve been on a bit of a fermented food kick lately, and it is a big change that we plan to continue. We aren’t brand new to eating fermented foods, but we have definitely never been as passionate about … Read more

11 Amazing Health Benefits of Magnesium You Need to Know Today

Why Magnesium May Be The Key To Your Health

For years, I struggled with insomnia, constipation, anxiety, irritability, and frequent headaches. Like many other busy Moms, I “managed” my symptoms without ever looking into their root cause. Headaches? No problem, I’ve got an oil for that! Insomnia? I’ll use a homeopathic remedy. Constipation? My Go-Go Gummies always do the trick! I applauded myself for … Read more

How to Create a Sensory Diet for Kids

Little girl doing a cartwheel

When our son was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 6, a lot of things began to click for us about his behavior and development over the years.  From day one, there were a lot of red flags in all seven sensory domains. Overall, he was a more sensitive baby. He struggled with breastfeeding, … Read more