How to set up a play area and encourage speech in young or speech delayed children [Part 1]

This is the first of a two part series on encouraging verbal communication in young or speech-delayed individuals through play. This section covers how to encourage verbal communication in general. The other one can be found here. One of the most common concerns I see posted on parenting message boards is lack of or delayed […]

How to find a good ABA therapist so that ABA can be safe and helpful for your autistic child.

When my son was diagnosed with autism at 17 months by a developmental pediatrician, she suggested I enroll him in ABA therapy immediately. She gave me a sheet with a long list of providers and very little information about each one. My son’s Early Intervention coordinator had warned me that I needed to carefully screen […]

Awesome Baby Items

Things have changed a lot since I helped raise my little siblings. While some items like burp cloths, jumpers, books are basically the same, others, like cloth diapers, are totally different. Here are items that I absolutely loved, but only discovered after I became a mother. Side car a crib. Ok, so my first isn’t technically […]

The Guide to Baby Sleep Guides. From Crunchy to Silky, find the right book for you.

This post contains affiliate links. Last updated Feb 1, 2015   Introduction This is a summary of the major sleep guides I’ve found in my journey to get my boys to sleep in order to avoid chronic sleep deprivation. Obviously, the books themselves are more detailed and this is just an overview, but I feel […]

I Read All The Baby Sleep Books

I Read All The Baby Sleep books I bought all the top books on baby sleep and development. I read through them all, as well as several blogs and sleep websites. I gathered lots of advice. You shouldn’t sleep train at all, before a year, before 6 months, or before 4 months, but if you […]