How to keep a great marriage as special needs parents

Marriage as special needs parents is hard

Maybe I’m just preaching to myself, but I, for one, think it’s dang hard!  All marriages are hard.  All relationships are hard, but marriage as special needs parents has a whole extra set of issues!  My husband and I had so many issues once upon a time, and they definitely were compounded being Autism parents.

Being in the military was difficult, for example, being away from family, deployments, and moves.  Autism amplified all the problems caused by that.  My husband and I were once separated for almost 2 years.    We went from having a pretty toxic set-up to now being very happily married (most days ).  We’re not the perfect couple, by any means, but I’d like to share what I’ve learned that help turned this boat around.  Below are 7 of my favorite tools in my marriage toolbox for a successful marriage as special needs parents.

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Make learning fun with an easy ancient Greece unit study

This month we shook things up with an  ancient Greece unit study

We’ve used unit studies before from Techie Homeschool Mom (Beth), but when I decided I wanted to review her Ancient Greece unit study, we put it front and center.  It was the first time I was bold enough to put most of our work off to the side and focus, almost exclusively, on a unit study.

It was so freeing!  I have to say I’m pretty hooked and will be doing this more often.  When we approach burnout points, I’ll “take a break” by using primarily a unit study.

And guess what…  Beth has generously offered a free copy of her Ancient Greek Unit Study on Teachable for my review and for one of my readers to win!   Entry in the raffle will also subscribe you to both of our email lists, so if you already subscribe, make sure to use the same email address to avoid getting duplicate emails!  Beth will select and announce the winner soon after the contest ends (Monday night). Read on for videos and the entry form.

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Can homeschooling help my kids get along better?

Will my kids get along better if we homeschool?

Or are they destined for constant squabbles because they’ll be sick of being around each other all day?  Will my kids get along?  This was my number one fear.  Or maybe one of my several number one fears… 🤪  Was there anything I could do to help my kids get along?!

It started at day one.  The day I brought baby D home from the hospital, K took a nice sized chunk out of D’s rosy little cheek.  Now, I think I know a bit more about what was at the root and will share that in just a bit.

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Feeling good with Fibromyalgia, it’s possible!

Struggling with feeling good with Fibromyalgia?

Or any other chronic disorder for that matter?  Again, I’m no doctor or certified anything, but as a woman with Fibromyalgia, I’m here to encourage you from a place of personal experience.  Before having kids, I also struggled with endometriosis.  You see, there’s been something between me and exercising most of my adult life… Yet, I’m excited to encourage you in knowing that feeling good with Fibromyalgia is completely possible!

If you’ve been around here for a bit then you’ve heard about my struggle.  What started with general aches and pains turned into full-fledged zombiehood.  The internist who finally diagnosed me recommended exercise for treatment Needless to say, I left the office somewhat furious and defeated.  It seemed impossible.  Soon I found out it was entirely possible.

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7 easy ways to make time for fitness as a homeschool mom

Think you can’t make time for fitness?

It’s hard to make time for fitness as a mom.  Add homeschool and it can seem impossible.  I struggled with this a lot when I first began homeschooling and even more so when I began working from home.  I needed to stay in shape, but working was also crucial when the dentist informed me that we’d soon be looking at braces.  Are you juggling school for multiple kids or drowning with a to-do list that won’t quit?  All the while watching the scale creep up and your energy plummeting?  I’ve been there.

There are 7 things I do to make time for fitness in my daily life, although I give myself a bit of grace if I don’t make it!

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