The Dark Side of Social Media for Special Needs Parents part 2

Playing the social media comparison game? I've been there and I've seen the other side. Come take a peek and see what I suggest. Special Needs Parent Last week I wrote to you sharing about the Dark side of social media for special needs moms.

Last week I talked about how the silence of social media can be devastating. This week, let’s talk comparison game. I know it’s a problem, because I’ve been there too! How many hours are you wasting scrolling through feeds wondering how it must feel to have average kids and an average life? What would it be like to be able to go anywhere, anytime, and not have to worry about special needs or meltdowns? What would it be like to have a relationship without the extra strain? I’ve let these toxic thoughts take over in the past.  I’ve seen the other side and want to share it with you.

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Friday Freebie: Fitness tracker

Keeping track of your goals increases your chances of succeeding with your fitness goals. Use this tracker to help you do just that! I prefer these paper versions so I don’t get distracted by my phone! =)

I notice that I am also less likely to add a daily indulgence when I have to write it down. This is where the Fitness tracker freebie comes in!

A new “fitness tracker” freebie to help you stay in shape:

Earlier this week I wrote a post suggesting several ways to try to stay in shape as a homeschooling and/or work at home mom.  It’s tough to fit it all in for sure, but another thing that helps is adding a fitness/food diary.
As Kristen Kirkpatrick mentions in her fitness article, we can sometimes be fooling ourselves with how much we are eating. We are on the go and tend to forget what we ate and when.  Dessert time rolls around and we think, “I’ve been pretty good!”  We may actually be forgetting the extra calories we treated ourselves to at lunch.
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Fitness for homeschool moms

Staying in shape as a homeschool mom is tough. Finding time and fitting it into your budget seem impossible some days. I’ve got several awesome and low cost options to help with your homeschool fitness routine for mom!

So what do you do with all your free time as a homeschool mom?

Ha!  I know, I am laughing at that too.😉  I had no idea how large a chunk of my time homeschooling would eat up.  I pictured playing a few videos for my kids and then cutting them loose to scribble away on their papers while I knocked out dishes.  Right….  How do we fit in fitness for homeschool moms?!
 
Having fibromyalgia, means I’m in some major pain if I don’t exercise regularly.  When the reality of homeschool hit hard, it was the first thing to go.  That couldn’t last without me crumbling physically.  If you’ve homeschooled for any decent amount of time, I am sure you realize how hard it is to pour from an empty cup!

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10 things to accomplish this summer

Have summer goals to achieve? Writing down your summer goals means you will be 42% more likely to be successful in achieving them! I just wrote mine down! special needs homeschool | summer homeschool | year round homeschoolDo you have any goals planned for the summer?

We homeschool year round, so there are plenty of things for us to be planning, but even if you don’t, there are still fun goals to meet!  Writing down your summer goals means you will be 42% more likely to be successful in achieving them – yay!  I’d love to hear some of yours and will share my top 10 countdown as well. 😁

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10 Things I wish I knew as New Special Needs Mom

When the diagnosis comes, and your world changes…

 
I’ve been there too.  Even though I had a sense of certainty that my son would have Autism, when he was born I allowed a little part of myself to hope that I was just overthinking things. Nagging little red flags that made me wonder continued to be dismissed.  However, the feeling thoroughly twisting my insides never dissipated.  Many google searches later, when my son was 13 months old, I called my mom.

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