Tag: Sensory

Balancing Autism Parenting: Humor and Raw Emotion with Tara Reynolds and Lauren Flack (S6E20)

On this week’s episode: Tara and Lauren are back by popular demand and we’re taking on topics that you sent in. Today we’re talking about finding balance when you have neurotypical and neurodivergent kids. It’s an incredibly emotional conversation filled with lots of tears and laughter. This hit very close to home for all three of us and I hope listening to us share our experiences reminds you that you’re not alone

Emmett’s been in a lot of pain lately

Emmett’s been having a lot of back pain recently. He’s been to the doctor and it appeared to be muscular in nature so he was referred to physical therapy. The appointment was scheduled but we had a month or so to wait and it felt like forever. Yesterday, Emmett had his evaluation and they believe …

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I went to bed feeling like I was a decent Dad last night

I’m really trying to push through all this shit today. Sometimes I feel like I’m doing okay and other times I feel like I’m broken. I’ve been really focused on work lately because I’m getting slammed, which is good but it’s also painfully obvious that I’m a one man operation. My goal right now is …

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I asked my kids to take pictures while hiking and this is what I got

I took the kids hiking tonight. It was our first hike of the summer and we kept it simple. Something that I enjoy doing is asking the kids to take pictures with their photos while we’re exploring. Elliott and Emmett are very interested in photography and I’m trying to foster that a bit. Gavin has …

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I’m 43 years old, and finished my first round of #ADHD testing

The other day, I received a phone call from my psychologist. There had been a cancelation and he was hoping I would come in a week early to get started on my ADHD evaluation. I had to clear my afternoon schedule but I jumped at the opportunity to get this process started. I’ve been waiting …

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I’m just gonna leave this here

I’m exhausted and I’m leaving super early so I can get home to my loved ones. I’ll be sharing all about my trip after I settle back in and catch my breath. I just wanted give you some idea of how today went. I can’t wait for this episode to come out. Be sure to …

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Feeling Grateful

I’m physically and emotionally getting ready for my big trip and I realized a few things. I’m going to be gone for five days and I’ve never been away from my kids for that long. I’ve never gone on a solo trip before and I’ve never been alone for more than a day or two. …

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zPods is helping #autistic kids sleep better

One of the most common questions I get from the parents of autistic kids, has to do with sleep or lack there of it. Autistic kids can struggle with sleep for a million different reasons and it’s very common. Parents often find themselves sleep deprived and struggling. I can speak from personal experience in regards …

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