Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother The truth is, I’ve been struggling a lot lately. It’s not a topic that many of us special needs parents wish to discuss with anyone, especially at a party. It’s not a pretty subject and I’ve discovered that it makes many people feel uncomfortable. I am generally not very… Read More The Isolation I feel as Special Needs Parent
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother Let us talk about zero waste. What does this really mean? According to Wikpedia, zero waste can be defined as: “a set of principles focused on waste prevention that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. The goal is for no trash to… Read More What Not to Buy When Going Zero Waste
Written by: The Green Crunchy Mother If you have landed on my blog, perhaps you are a crunchy person or curious about how to become one. People often ask me what does it mean to be crunchy? Is this actually a “thing”? Crunchy people can also be referred to as “hippie”, “granola”, and “green”. This… Read More What Does Crunchy Living Mean?
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother Disclaimer: If none of these strategies are working for you, and you are not feeling any better, please consult with a medical professional. I have a confession to make. As a special needs parent, I can get really, really tired and discouraged. Some days, I feel no one comprehends… Read More How To Implement Self Care Into Your Day As A Special Needs Parent
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother So, you’ve arrived on this page probably because you are wondering, what does “living sustainable ” mean anyway? Sustainable living is a life style . Wikpedia defines it as: “Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society‘s use of the Earth‘s natural resources and… Read More What Does It Mean To Live A Sustainable Life Style?
When I decided to homeschool my children, it was a very scary time for me. Would I be able to provide a quality education for my boys? Would they be properly socialized? I was flooded with anxiety and questions if I was making the right decision for my boys. With time, my confidence began to… Read More 8 Strategies for Successful Homeschooling
It’s going to be a strange Halloween this year due to Covid-19, but nothing is stopping you from having a good old fashioned party with the members that are living in your home. You can still stay safe while respecting social distancing, and have fun. Did you know that Halloween is the day of the… Read More Fun Easy Halloween Party Themes And Ideas
Did you know not all self care activities involve going for a walk or meditating? There are also quite a few creative activities that will channel your inner artist or writer, and still provide excellent self care benefits. I recently purchased some coloring books, paints, and some other crafting materials. I can easily spend a… Read More Creative and Artistic Ways to Practice Self Care
As a mother with special needs children, I can’t express enough the importance of self care. With all the doctors appointments, meetings with schools, it is no wonder that we can feel overly exhausted and overwhelmed. This is why you need to practice self care on a daily basis. What is self care anyway? We… Read More The Importance of Self Care
Have you ever been in the middle of a project, task for a client, or trying to organize the household budget and you can’t seem to focus? If the answer is yes to this, then you have probably experienced the need for mind mapping. What is mind mapping? Mind mapping helps you take your jumbled… Read More What is Mind Mapping
Are you struggling to achieve a mindful mindset? If you are like many people out there, the answer is probably yes. Perhaps you already have your mindfulness notes, your devotional book, and your guided meditations. You are ready to get started, but now you are wondering if this is even going to work for you… Read More Simple Tips to Change to a Mindful Mindset
In our home muffins hold a grand place of honor – in the hands of the children and teens. These ‘travel friendly’ little cakes are, in my opinion, the perfect food; especially when on the go to soccer games and carpooling. Muffins, generally speaking, come in two types – American and English. My favorite muffins… Read More Two Simple and Delicious Muffin Recipes
Do you feel COVID-19 has disrupted your daily routines? Has it created more calm or chaos in your life? Have you improved your health and relationships, or have you seen a decline? If you are anything like me, you have probably simplified your life. According to one survey by the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation, 59%… Read More What a Pandemic Can Teach You About Simple Living
Have you ever observed how dynamic the world of child-rearing can be? As times change, your approach to raising your children will most likely change too. I am constantly reading and researching literature concerning this topic. With my experience as a parent, as times change, we also need to “tweak” and adjust our parenting in… Read More A Practical Guide for Successful Parenting in a Changing World
Are you looking for ways to add more mindfulness to your daily life? I am constantly searching for new ways how to be more mindful and add more calmness in my life. As an autism mum, I understand first hand how life can sometimes feel chaotic and overwhelming. In my opinion, once you learn a… Read More Tips For Adding Mindfulness to Your Daily Routine