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Just a couple of besties ❤️I’m stronger because of these two women. When life handed me cystinosis I never imagined making two best friends. #natalieswish #curecystinosis
I rarely stop to take care of myself. #momlife Thank you Sydnee for bringing my hair back to life! @hairbysydnee ————————————— #mommymakeover #mompreneur #busymom #specialneedsmom #love #blessed #keratin #keratherapy #brazilianblowout #straighthair #southerncharm #southernstyle #naturallight #photography #capture
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Big moment here! I gave Mac his nighttime bottle, laid him on his back and walked away to help the girls get ready for bed. I came back to Mac on all 4’s! . Mac isn’t crawling or walking yet. In fact, he only gets on all 4’s on his own in his bed. This is so great to see him do outside of his crib! This boy wants to move but doesn’t have the confidence to do so yet. . As a parent of a kiddo with special needs, it can really challenging. There are so many emotional highs and lows, and it’s more volatile than I ever imagined (powering through isn’t an option - you actually have to deal with your emotions 😬). Celebrating the highs is good for the soul. This is definitely a high!!! Go, Mac! . #onh #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #opticnervehypoplasia #polymicrogyria #nolimits
John and I were joking tonight about C’s “owl face.” He doesn’t do it anymore, but when he was brand new, he was super impressed with everything and all your stories.
“This is Davey! He has obstructive hydrocephalus and chiari malformation caused by an arachnoid cyst. He was diagnosed at 14 months old, exactly two years ago tomorrow. He has since had 16 brain surgeries and is currently going through a pretty rough patch but despite it all he is my hero!!! The sweetest and most loveable little boy with strength far beyond his three years. I am so proud to be his mom, he is proof that anything is possible if you just keep on fighting!” ❤️✨ @jacey0118 #IAMABLE #hydrocephalusawareness #extraordinary * * *** Join the #IAMABLE movement and find out more about AbleFinder’s peer support community at www.ablefinder.org.au ***
Chocolate, oats and shredded coconut cookies. The happy dance says it all 🕺🏻 These cookies are made with butter, almond flour, cacao powder, eggs, shredded coconut and old fashioned oats and since Mila can’t have ANY type of sweeteners, I used a banana as a sweetener. #lowcarb #lowcarbhighfat #keto #ketogenic #paleo #glutenfree #medicaldiet #food #foodie #healthyfood #cookie #dessert #complexcarbs #healthyfats #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #specialneedschild #specialneedskids #praderwillisyndrome #praderwilli #pws
And there’s no time limit on how long you can spend there!
96 days ago I started something I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into. . I made a commitment leading with trust. I didn’t FULLY know what would happen, I just knew that it had changed lives and I needed a change. . You see, I still struggled with concepts of food being fuel to the body. I always kept myself in the smallest meal plans, because less food (I thought) would help you lose weight and tone faster. I didn’t think the small, but still unhealthy, choices I was making were hindering my results. I also didn’t understand how to push MYSELF to my own limit, instead of just doing what others were, or less than, because that’s all I could do. . So I leaned in. I trusted. I was skeptical but determined. I persisted. I drank the awful black coffee because I was told I would get used to it. And honestly, I thought it was bullshit. 🤣 But I did it anyway. I was going to give it a month and then go back to my normal cup of coffee, with tons of sugar and cream. But you know what, I never went back. . I learned to love black coffee, and almond butter, and how to not salt my foods. . I learned how to drink more water. . I learned I am a badass. . I am able to push hard and sweat that shit out. I am able to fight the negative voice in my head and come out a winner. . The program may be over, but the journey is not ending. My life has forever changed and I have to pay it forward, with this, or a different one. I have more knowledge now, and so much more to give. . I am better. Let’s get better together. . If you need a change, let’s talk. Even if you’re scared, or skeptical, whatever, we will do this TOGETHER. I have groups starting Monday, with a couple spots still open. Monday too soon? We’ll figure out a plan of action for you. . . . . . #makeyourmove #stepup #momofboys #fitmom #dedication #fitspiration #getfit #becausegoals #makeshithappen #fitbefore40 #momboss #realtalk #wakeup #autismmom #specialneedsmom #soberaf #soberandfit #startnow
🔸Gaining muscle while losing weight🔸 . Weight loss isn't just fat melting off. It is a combination of fat and muscle reduction. Even when we don't diet, our muscles are continually shedding protein. This is why we need to eat protein-rich food on a daily basis. When we diet, the body realizes it is energy deficient and allocates less amino acids (from protein breakdown) to building muscle. The result is loss of muscle mass. There are several things you can do to help mitigate muscle loss, or even gain a bit of muscle, even as you are shedding fat: 1. Spread your protein intake across the day. Instead of just one protein heavy meal (steak dinner, anyone?), try to have 3-4 meals with 25-30 grams of protein consumed per eating event 2. Lift weights and do resistance training at least 3 times a week. Make sure to give your muscles 48 hours of rest between workouts 3. Lose weight slowly. No more than one pound of weight loss per week. . . . . . . . . . . . #momswithmuscles #momsthatlift #girlsthatlift #20something #30something #idahofitmom #proteinintake #nutrition #strengthtraining #autismmom #specialneedsmom #buildmuscles #workoutathome #eattoperform #idahofalls #idahome #fiteducation #workingmom #busyfitmom
Cause 1 day imms stand her there and her legs are gonna just start moving🙌🙏😉. I choose to believe #Specialneedsmom #cerebralpalsyawareness #samiyaunique my baby will be 8 monday😍😍😍😍😍😍. They said she would never stand on her own👊
I needed this! And the email from the most amazing Doctor ever! #difficultdays #beautifullife #drmiller #specialneedsmom #boymom #momofthree #sleepapnea #lifeobstacles
If you believe too strongly that autism is a purely genetic hardwired condition you are closing your mind to possibilities that lie in lifestyle optimisation. 🌿💙 #wholechild #epigenetics #homebasehope
The one behind the account🙂 I smile because I couldn’t be happier that god chose me to be this perfect little girls mummy (and her big sister Lillie-Rae) ❤️❤️❤️ *ignore the eyebrow tint😂) #specialneedsmom #specialneedsmum #downsyndrome #theluckyfew #nothingdownaboutit #lifeisbetterwithyou
Had so much fun at #everychildmatters event at @cantonsalvationarmy Here with my little diva!
#WoundedHealer My son is a fighter. I was sooo scared at 18 years old 😩❤. Shoutout to premie mamas...we're warriors too! Thank God for 11+ years with this guy. 😊 Special thank you to @MarchofDimes ! 🙏🙏 _____________________________________________ Enjoy this excerpt from my upcoming book "Wounded Healer" (Tag your favorite premie mama...) _______________________________________________ "I was scared. I was only twenty-nine weeks pregnant and my baby was underdeveloped. My doctor informed me of the plan to induce my labor at thirty-four weeks if we could stall labor for five more weeks. I was awakened at four AM for steroid shots for the baby in order to strengthen his lungs and increase his chances of survival upon induction. I had to be brave for my baby boy. I was not prepared for any of this!" _____________ #30under30 #inspiration #motivation #wisdom #advice #quote #thoughts #mindset #psychology #philosophy #relationships #instagood #lifelessons #success #speaker #author #bookquotes #bookstagram #relationshipquotes #memoir #business #love #grateful #impact #family #heroes #healing #bestseller
"When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it's our job to share our calm, not join their chaos." L. R. Knost💖💖💖 Tip... It's a whole lot easier when your blood sugar and hormones are balanced and your moods are stable. Having sustained energy helps too. I'm a much better mama these days thanks to having found a tool to help my body stay in balance. #beyourbest #showup #calm #comfort #parentingquotes #balanced #momtips #specialneedsmom #specialneedskids #highstress #rollercoaster #highemotions #meltdown #storm
Sick or no, I wasn’t going to miss Boo’s gym and swim today. We left right after lunch and took the scenic route so he could grab a little nap beforehand. • Today was Boo’s first time in a life jacket in the pool. He practiced being on his back and kicking. Towards the end there was an attempt to familiarize him with the doggy paddle which he seemed really confused about! • And though I felt like I was going to melt in the humid pool area, it was heaven for my sinuses! I was sad to go 😳 • #toddler #toddlerlife #childhood #candidchildhood #letthembelittle #instakids #pixel_kids #nestingly #asd #autism #autismawareness #autismfamily #autisticchildren #autismmom #autismlife #spectrum_inspired #differentnotless #specialneedskids #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #specialneedschildren #momlife #motherhood #mommylife #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momswithcameras #clickinmoms #pointeclairepool #gymandswim
Autism brings out the best in #SpecialNeedsMoms . https://goo.gl/suXElg #SpecialEd #Parenting #SpecialEdAdvocate #SpecialNeedsMom #Autism #ADHD
We had a pretty relaxed morning today. Boo hasn’t been sleeping much of late and Mama’s sick so we weren’t up for much. I mean, other than making a mess and then lying down on it to watch Sesame Street. • #toddler #toddlerlife #childhood #candidchildhood #letthembelittle #instakids #pixel_kids #nestingly #asd #autism #autismawareness #autismfamily #autisticchildren #autismmom #autismlife #spectrum_inspired #differentnotless #specialneedskids #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #specialneedschildren #momlife #motherhood #mommylife #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momswithcameras #clickinmoms
The last cube of our #themedspeechlanguageshelf is the #communication (pragmatics) Domain. We worked on turn-taking while feeding and giving the bunny water. Madeleine’s big sis, Claire joined in on finding the carrots in the sensory bin and then cleaning them. Next, they took turns feeding the bunny and giving the bunny water. I narrated their play and indicated when it was each persons turn. “It’s Claire’s turn to feed the bunny” now, it’s Madeleine’s turn.” I also did a lot of linguistic mapping, while they played. #t21tip talk in short but grammatically correct sentences while narrating your child’s play. “Feed the bunny” not “feed bunny”.
It’s easy to smile when you are surrounded with ones you love. #cystinosisresearchfoundation #curecystinosis #dayofhope
“Having tattoos...it’s a way of suffering for the things that mean a lot to you.” - Amy Winehouse 💙 I will be Austin’s advocate forever 💙 And my sweet little boy held my hand through the whole thing...chewing away on my wristband to deal with the stress 💙 Wanna see us in action? Check out my FB biz page! We did this LIVE!! #tattoo #tattoos #tatted #ink #inked #inkedgirls #colorful #autismawareness #shineon #lightitupblue #differentnotless #puzzlepiece #advocate #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #myboy #hisvoice #fundraiser #shopforacause #suitespring #suitewildwest #suitesassypants #lularoe #lularoekids #lularoechelseamooberry
This was a hit cause it was SO GOOD 🤤#dinner tonight is cauliflower mac and cheese, our usual side of avocado, air fried sweet potato curly fries and air fried chicken. #lowcarb #lowcarbhighfat #keto #ketogenic #paleo #glutenfree #healthyfats #complexcarbs #healthyfood #food #foodie #medicaldiet #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #specialneedschild #specialneedskids #praderwillisyndrome #praderwilli #pws
Yay! Matthew’s swim goggles came in! They were back ordered cause they were RED! Highly rated and recommended! 🏊🏼
May be time for a hair cut... #madscientist
Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness... My God that is Who You Are✔️
Someone once asked my husband how he knew I was angry. His response “she cleans”. Well, this kid is ticked at the world at the moment and he took it upon himself to get the vacuum out and clean. 🤷🏼‍♀️ The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree I suppose. #thebrunakers #angrycleaning #sharkvacuum #shark #specialneeds #specialneedsmom
We went to @roostercogburnostrich today 💜 Even though she doesn't feed the animals she absolutely loves seeing all the animals and petting them. Side note: this place to 💯% special needs accessible. I highly highly recommend it if you live in Arizona or passing through. The staff makes you feel a part of their family. • • • #family #roostercogburn #ostrich #ostrichfarm #arizona #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #rettsyndrome #rettsreviewthis #specialneedsaccessible #farmanimals
This may resonate but it's not about us. The awareness may be a little better but we need to start from the ground up. Integration and education #awareness #educate #specialneeds #equality #acceptance #specialneedsmom
Happy Earth Day!! Elysium is thankful for the sun that promotes photosynthesis in its plants, the soil’s natural nutrients that allows its plants to develop exquisite terpene profiles, and the water that bring everything together. #Naturallygrown with no additives has always been Elysium’s motto. And as far as pest control goes…meet Argiope Aurantia, Elysium’s black and yellow garden spider. #earthday #infusedoil #medicateresponsibly #CBDheals #cannabisheals #medicalcannabis #childepilepsy #epilepsyawareness #epilepsy #autism #autismawareness #specialneedsmom
Hey Girl, Hey!!
8 days and we are very excited! Tag your friends in this post, you don’t want to miss out!!
Love supporting a great organization! #support #awesomecause #nonprofit #specialneedsmom #specialneeds
After a massive upset day for Lockie yesterday he spent last night giving me cuddles and kept saying sorry for being so mean to me which were Lockies words while we were watching movies. Lockie ended up falling asleep on me and because of my back i couldn’t carry him to bed so I left Lockie on the lounge for the first time with a bluey underneath him and big pillows on the floor in case he rolled off. Blake and Nataliya wanted to sleep with Lockie so I set them up on the lounge as well. Nataliya was up until midnight wanting her dad. Blake was first one asleep at 10:00 but woke up at 1:00 wanting me to scratch his head so he could go back to sleep that’s how he ended up in my bed. I had a wonderful night with my beautiful kiddies watching toy story, Alice in Wonderland and parent trap well I watched parent trap with my eyes shut 😂 #specialneedsmom #specialneedsmum #mom #mum #mumlife #specialneedskids #specialneedssiblings #cp #cerebralpalsy #epilepsy #asd
Shout out to my 6 year old for being Mommy’s photographer today 📸. Can anyone guess what my favorite store is? I’m literally wearing it from head to toe 😂🏙 . . . #TwinMomMel #SpecialNeedsMom #Blogger #Vlogger #Saturday #MommyBody #NYandCompany . . . 👚👖👠👜: @nyandcompany MUA: @xteenabeauty
Yayyyy!! So excited my Peace Love Cure shirt is finally in so we can support sweet Miss Hailey and all our other friends with Alexander Disease! And the shirts are so cute and comfy too 💙💙 • • • • • • #adelynstribe #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #whitematterwarrior #leukodystrophy #peace #love #cure #peacelovecure #alexanderdisease @dawnshanel
Vi har brugt vores lørdag, til min stedlillebrors konfirmation. 👱🏼‍♂️💙 Festen blev holdt i de flotteste omgivelser, og til Sunes store fornøjelse, var der en fin legeplads. 👍🏼 Dagen blev sluttet af, i McDonald’s drive-in, så vi var sikre på, at Sune også ville komme mæt i seng - vi andre manglede bestemt ikke noget. 🤭☺️ Alt i alt, en utroligt hyggelig dag, i dejligt selvskab. #sunesupermand #suneogmor #kolding #konfirmation #fest #familiefest #party #familyparty #familie #family #momlife #mommylife #motherhood #morlivet #livetsommor #kidslife #lifewithkids #livetmedbarn #livetmedbørn #instamom #instakids #momsofinstagram #kidsofinstagram #specialneedskids #specialneedsmom #specialneeds #mom #son #weekend #hygge
Last day 👏🌟👍😝of our intense therapy, then we fly home 🏡 to have a rest and see Dada and @joeylombardojnr ❤️❤️
Celebrate color and compassion, differences and diversity, acceptance and awareness. Our sky is so much more beautiful when it’s filled with so many colors. Thank you @UVU @urac @utahparentcenter and so many others for the amazing resources and support here in Utah county! . . . #autism #autismawareness #autismresourcecenter #aruc #autismmom #specialneedsmom #uvu #uccueventscenter #balloons #colorful #manycolors #colortheworld #celebratedifferences #uplifting #hope #ourfutureisbright #autismparent #asd #suitesassypants #suitespring #suitewildwest #utahparentcenter #teachermom #specialedteacher #spectrum #colorspectrum #autismspectrum #uvuautismcenter #momboss #sweetashberrypie
See what our own Elysium mother has to say to the California State Senate about allowing use of medical cannabis on school premises. When cannabis is regularly used to treat #epilepsy #autism or other conditions in a student there is no margin for error. A dose just an hour later can be disastrous for the health of a child. **Link in Bio** #infusedoil #medicateresponsibly #CBDheals #cannabisheals #medicalcannabis #childepilepsy #epilepsyawareness #epilepsy #cannabisnews #autism #autismawareness #specialneedsmom
Hi there, I'm so glad to connect with you! 👥 I know Instagram is a wonderful tool to reach people all over the world 🌍... and share information and strength, and on the other side of the coin - I have seen it become pretty divisive with controversial subjects. 🌀📚 💥 I've seen “mere words” tear once-unified folks - apart. 💁🏼 😢😤...... ✨✨Anyway, I'm hoping for the very best outcome - as we share some tips, tools, and techniques for parents of loved one's with Special Needs. ♿️✨😍✨ It's been a very BuMpY JoUrNeY that we've traveled since 1987, with our beautiful daughter with Down syndrome, autism, and more complex challenges - but this unique journey also gives beautiful views, 🌅 creates amazing family strength, breathtaking experiences, and heartwarming growth. 💖 We've made some mistakes with Miss Heidi along the way, sure, what parent hasn’t? 🙃 ~ Yet, I hope to help prevent some dark, difficult detours of health and heartache in others, as I share some wisdom that's come from various true-life experiences, books, education, seminars, and fantastic holistic healthcare providers. ✨🌿💛 🏆~ Our greatest achievements and credentials, are our stable, happy, marriage - with well-adjusted adult children, who are free from harmful addictions, post traumatic stress (PTSD), and lead productive lives in their communities. 👍🏼✨💕🏫 ~ At Hidden Treasures of Health, one of our main emphasis is with Special Needs Family Emergency Preparedness and RESILIENCY - so ALL in the community are safe, especially our most fragile citizens. 🎒⛑🌱~ Please follow us! We Welcome you! Elayne Pearson, C.A.S. ~ Special Needs Preparedness Specialist ✨Founder of Hidden Treasures of Health ✨🎁 #specialneedsmom
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