Sensory Processing Issues and The Morning Routine

Sensory Processing DisorderSequence, lace and bows make little girl clothes cute and adorable. For the little girls with sensory processing issues, cute and adorable becomes a nightmare. It’s scratchy. It burns. It irritates.

Sensory processing issues was a new term we learned when our daughter’s conditions were finally diagnosed. Her conditions include a lengthy list with sensory processing issues plus developmental delays and intellectual disability.

Sensory processing refers to the way the brain receives messages from the senses and turns them into the appropriate motor and behavioral responses. Continue reading

The Interviews: What It Feels Like to be a Special Needs Mom

Kristi Finding Ninee-smMeet Kristi, author of Finding Ninee. Kristi writes about what it feels like to be a special needs mom. With a mix of humor and compassion, Kristi started with a memoir that turned into a blog that helps other special needs moms like me.

Kristi shared with us how telling your story can help you as much as it supports others.

Tell us about Finding Ninee and the Middle World.
When my son was two, we had his regular check-up. I’d mentioned that he wasn’t talking, and his doctor told me that was okay. After all, he’d been at home with me and “didn’t need to speak,” as I knew what he wanted. That year, I’d planned a trip away from my son for the first time, and worried whether my husband would be able to care for our son alone. Continue reading

The Interviews: Working Mom and Grad School

Meet Diana, author of LadydeeLG. Diana lives in New York, is a full-time working mom and just completed grad school.  Whoa. A lot to handle for anyone.  Diana shared with us how she survived grad school with her husband’s help and still managed to keep sane with some me time.

Interview with LadydeeLGTell us about LadydeeLG.
LadydeeLG is my blog. I started writing in 2012, with the goal of sharing my journey of raising a multilingual child. Since my husband is French, we only speak to our son in Spanish and French. He now speaks English as well.

I soon realized that I wanted to share my experiences about being a working mom and writing soon became a way for me to become an advocate about issues I care about, such as paid family leave, healthy food for kids and Latino issues. So the blog has become a place where I share my experiences being a working mom with a multicultural family in NYC. Continue reading

The Interviews: Being So Rad!

Interview with Jasmine BashajMeet Jasmine. She is an entrepreneur who started her baby clothing company So Rad in 2009.

She offers tips and advice that not only budding entrepreneurs should hear, but also anyone who wants to start something new.  The first step you take can lead you into a life changing journey. 

Thanks for joining us Jasmine! Tell us about yourself, your career and business.
I’m Jasmine Bashaj, the owner of So Rad. I design baby clothing styles and the prints that go on them to create seasonal collections that are functional, fun and stylish. I have 3 jobs and 2 kids with another baby on the way. I’m a digital illustrator by trade and I continue to do freelance for a stock company in the US. I’m a professor at a local college in Toronto and I’ve got So Rad to keep me busy since I’m not busy enough I teach Photoshop, Illustrator and a studio simulation class. Continue reading

The Interviews: Summer Fun with Pool Safety Tips

It’s hot… hot… hot when summer is in full swing. Coreen from The Adventures of Captain Fussypants & Little Miss shared with us her thoughts  about being a working mom and blogger. She also tells her story about the importance of  pool safety.

Fussy PantsTell us about Fussypants and Little Miss and why you started blogging.
I started blogging when Fussypants was a baby. He’s our firstborn and has so much personality that I just had to share his antics. My about me page on my blog tells the story. Continue reading

The Interviews: When Mom’s In Management

Meet Daria from Mom in Management. She is a working mom who has managed a few business ventures in her past and is experienced as a mom manager first hand. Daria shares how a good attitude and open communication can help you build your career while growing your family.

Daria from Mom in ManagementTell us about Mom In Management and the moms that are part of the community.
Moms of all types   – from Stay at Home moms to Corporate Divas are part of the Mom in Management community. We even have a couple of dads!

The majority of us are women ages 25 to 55 with kids that are trying to balance a full time career with raising our kids to the best of our abilities. If we can squeeze a little girlfriend time in there, even better! Continue reading

The Interviews: Connecting Productivity with Purpose

Grace is a working mum of two from England and a life coach. She graciously shared her strategies to help us transform how we view the balancing act between career and motherhood. Learn how to be more productive when even when you feel like you’re already running at full speed.  

Grace Marshall

Tell us about Connecting you to your Clarity, Confidence and Calling.
These were the three things I lost touch with when I first became a mom. My focus was so fixed on my baby and his needs, that I forgot about myself. I lost touch with who I was, and ended up second-guessing my decisions, questioning my judgement and doubting my ability as a mother. Continue reading

The Interviews: Holiday Cooking For The Working Mom

Noel is no longer blogging at Noel’s Kitchen Tips. Her original interview below still has useful tips for busy working moms.

Noel from Noel’s Kitchen Tips shares her ideas and suggestions for getting through the holiday season with ease. She’s a working mom of 4 with a lot on her plate (no pun intended!). You’ll see some incredible ways to meal plan and relax during the business of the holiday season.  

Noels Kitchen Tips

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