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Are you always in fight or flight like me?

When my son was younger, I took him to a special therapist to deal with his Retained Infantile Reflexes.

Basically, babies have reflexes that they typically grow out of by the age of 1.  But for some reason, some people don't completely get rid of some of the reflexes.

Recently, it was brought to my attention that Z has a retained "Fear Paralysis Reflex" which means he freezes and then gets angry to counteract the freezing when he is faced with many ordinary daily tasks.  I...

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Homeschooling: Swift Playgrounds Coding Program is Out!

I've already been slacking off on doing these posts daily.  I really want to do them daily, but life has gotten in the way.  It's possible they will evolve to weekly inspiration.  But, for now, I'll keep trying to do them daily, or at least every couple of days! The most exciting thing of the week for us is that the Swift Playgrounds app has just been released for iPad and iPhone. It's free, but I still "bought" it.

WHAT I BOUGHT:

Swift Playgrounds app.  My 9 year old son...

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My Recommendations for Conscious Parenting, Coconut Milk and Colloidal Silver

Today is day 2 of my daily Inspirations.  I hope you're enjoying them. One of the things I really enjoy is zoning out and researching how I can live a better life of make my son's life better. I listen to audio books, read websites, listen/talk in Facebook groups, and chat with friends about how to help ourselves parent better, and be better versions of ourselves. I'm full of tidbits of knowledge from all my learning, and I'm going to start sharing it here daily. The general themes of...

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My Recommendations for Parenting Books, Magnesium, and Sleep

One of the things I really enjoy is zoning out and researching how I can live a better life of make my son's life better. I listen to audio books, read websites, listen/talk in Facebook groups, and chat with friends about how to help ourselves parent better, and be better versions of ourselves. I'm full of tidbits of knowledge from all my learning, and I'm going to start sharing it here daily.   The general themes of things I'll share are:  food/supplements, parenting/autism,...

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FIVE Must-Have Parenting Books for Special Needs Moms

Over the years, I have read all sorts of books, as Zane was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder at age 4, giftedness at age 7 and Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 7.

I'm constantly on the lookout for knowledge and I'm never without a an audio book (or 5) loaded onto my iPhone and a couple paperbacks by my bedside. I strive to parent Zane well, and to do that I realized I need to learn about myself and heal and grow.  

So, my recommendations for parenting books include some books...

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Recommendations: Your Body Stores Your Emotions

Your mind plays a big role in your disease and pain.  A bigger role than you realize. I have been exploring this in depth with my own health issues, and I have come to the conclusion that it is entirely true.  I admit, I was skeptical that my physical pains could have anything to do with my mind. These techniques and books have had a huge impact on my life:

TRE - Trauma Release Exercises

Doing a short series of physical exercises to fatigue the muscles of the legs and pelvis, then...

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