specialneeds Category

We Are Brave Together

  I am honored and excited to be an official support group facilitator for We Are Brave Together, a supportive community of moms with special needs children. Months ago, pre-COVID, I had the honor of meeting Jessica Patay, founder of We Are Brave Together and fellow special needs mom. She shared with me the mission […]

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New Partnership: Poppy Life Care

(Pictured: Susanna Peace Lovell)   By Catherine DiFonso Newport Beach, CA, May 4, 2020: A new partnership has been developed between Poppy Life Care and SPL Life Coaching for families with special needs children. The partnership will bring both free and paid services to Poppy Life Care customers. Susanna Peace Lovell, SPL Life Coaching principal […]

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Safer At Home: Reflections (thus far)

(Legos, ALL DAY!)   We are embarking upon week 8 (!!) of safer at home / shelter in place / quarantine living. Arizona and I have had our ups and downs, mostly because change in routines and schedules are not easy for either of us. But aside from increased anxiety from time to time, we […]

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My Recommendations: Books for Autism Families

(Some of my all time faves!)   Well, hey y’all. I haven’t posted anything in a month because I have been HOME SCHOOLING MY CHILD (not by choice) and adjusting to yet another NEW NORMAL for us, as a family living with Autism during COVID-19 + quarantine + safer at home mandates. By the way, […]

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Prime Time Sports: Inclusion Matters!

(Soccer Star!) My daughter Arizona has minimal experience participating in team athletics but expressed an interest in various sports: soccer and volleyball, to name a few. When she started middle school this past Fall, we learned of an after school program called Prime Time Sports located on campus and engaging students in myriad activities. Initially, […]

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*New Online Course* : Life Management For Special Needs Families

(My new online course is open for enrollment! Join me in my classroom!)   Dearest Ones! Life Management for Special Needs Families: An Ultimate Resource Guide for Creating a Thriving Life, is now open for enrollment and will dive deep into the following topics: Class # 1: Redefine Your Plan for Meeting Your Child’s Special Needs […]

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A Podcast Interview with Greatness Adjacent by Jenny Lind

  (Experiencing my life reborn anew and transformed!) It was my honor to sit down with Jenny Lind, host of the hit podcast “Greatness Adjacent.” She wanted to hear my story and I was happy to share it. Before the interview, she asked if any questions were off limits – and I said, “No.” If […]

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Happy New School Year!

  (The first day of Middle School for my GIRL) Arizona started middle school this fall and her responsibilities have increased drastically from her days in elementary school. Because there are more things to organize and remember (read: executive functioning and recall practice in full effect), we have put together a few tools / habits […]

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Birthday Season: Let’s Eat Cake!

(Birthday cake for celebration #1) Arizona doesn’t officially turn 13 until tomorrow (June 18) but we’ve already had a few birthday celebrations for her. Because cake is obviously an important aspect of birthday FUN, I am so grateful for companies like Cherrybrook Kitchen who make my life so much easier during times like this! I […]

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Big Transitions: My Top 5 Tips

(A Big Change) A few months ago, the adult decision was made to sell our home. Brian (former husband, confidante + co-parent) and I made this decision together. At the forefront of our decision making was: what would be best for our family, and especially for our 12 year old daughter, Arizona. Here’s a fact: […]

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