TheMomKind

Alicia Trautwein is an Autism advocate, writer, motivational speaker, and dedicated mom of four. Alicia’s desire to advocate for Autism comes from her own autism diagnosis and that of her three children, niece, and brother. Her life’s mission is to educate on autism acceptance and change the world for future generations of autistic individuals.
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Top Ways to Reduce Your Mom Stress and Focus on You

Top Ways to Reduce Your Mom Stress and Focus on You

mom stressed Even if your kids are little angels, no question having children can be stressful sometimes, especially if your kids have autism or special needs. However, rather than letting this stress get to you, part of being a great parent is knowing when to focus on you and how you can reduce your stress to ensure that your kids always get to see the best side of you. Top Ways to Reduce Your Mom Stress and Focus on You Life can be demanding, causing you to be more stressed as a parent. Check out the follow tips to reduce…
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Creating a Better Home Environment for Children with Autism

Creating a Better Home Environment for Children with Autism

When living with a child with autism, it is imperative to create a safe, functional, and comfortable home. The environment in which an autistic child grows can significantly impact their development, social connections, and lifestyle. Creating a Better Home Environment for Children with Autism Autistic individuals can be sensitive to different sounds, colors, and light, among other stimuli. Understanding their symptoms is very important when you want to help them and make them feel comfortable. If you are looking to create a conducive environment for the optimal growth of your child, you will want to pay attention to the following:…
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How to Get Quality Sleep When You’re Stressed

How to Get Quality Sleep When You’re Stressed

Stress is a part of life that everyone experiences. It seems to increase when people need it the least. Although you may do everything you can to limit the negative impact of stress, it is still normal to notice it taking a toll on your physical and mental health. Your sleep patterns are one thing that you might notice changing during periods of increased stress. How to Get Quality Sleep When You're Stressed Insomnia, frequent waking in the middle of the night, and awakening too early are just a few of the ways that stress can impact your sleep. Once…
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3 Tips to Choose the Right Bed Size for Your Child

3 Tips to Choose the Right Bed Size for Your Child

Right Bed Size for Your Child As children grow, it is essential for them to feel like they have their own space. They begin to want to tailor their environment by putting up hand-drawn decorations or having a say in the bedspread color they use. Another major part of a child customizing their space is getting their furniture. As a parent, you want to find the right size bed for your child. The safety of your child is your primary concern. At the same time, you want to purchase furniture that will grow with your child for at least a…
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How To Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom in 2021

How To Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom in 2021

Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom The dilemma of whether or not to return to work after becoming a parent is a daunting one. Despite your wish to contribute to the family income, you may find it hard to let go of the precious one-on-one time with your little ones and return to your full-time job.  Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom Fortunately, there are several work-from-home opportunities that you can take advantage of to make some money as you take care of your little ones. They include the following.  Virtual Tutoring If you have expertise…
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Is It Time to Get Serious About Your Home Business?

Is It Time to Get Serious About Your Home Business?

A home business is a fantastic way to generate some extra income. Even if it’s just a few pennies at the end of each month, it's worth it. The problem is, the more successful you become, the more time you need to dedicate to this business. You might get to the point where you ask yourself whether it’s time you get serious about your home business.  And why shouldn’t you? If you love what you do and have evidence that people are interested, getting serious will give you the chance to dedicate as much time as you need. If this sounds familiar, here…
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Improving Energy Levels: Fill Your Day With More Energy With These Tips

Improving Energy Levels: Fill Your Day With More Energy With These Tips

improve Energy levels As a parent, it can feel like we never quite have as much energy as we would like or as much as we need to take care of all those essential tasks. If we’re going to do the best for our kids and spend time doing what we love to do, we need to have enough gas in the tank! How to Improve your Energy Levels The good news is that this is something that anyone can improve. Left to its own devices, your energy levels will slip. Manage it well, and you’ll find that you have the energy…
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Autism and divorce: Dispelling popular myths

Autism and divorce: Dispelling popular myths

autism and divorce rates Although it is unfortunate, divorce is a reality for many families. It can be incredibly tough for the family to adjust to the new reality. However, it is better to stay healthy apart than to be in a relationship that makes it difficult for the two of you to function. Hence, in some cases, divorce may be the best route not just for yourself but also for your family. Autism and divorce Breaking the news regarding divorce to your children is difficult as is. However, children with special needs and autistic children require extra care and…
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5 Tips on How to Deal With Your Children During Divorce

5 Tips on How to Deal With Your Children During Divorce

When parents are going through a divorce lawsuit, the mental state of the children can be disturbed. Although divorce might result in a healthier relationship, it can result in conflict between you and your children. Divorce can result because of multiple reasons, including domestic abuse, fraud, mental abuse, cheating. 5 Tips on How to Deal With Your Children During Divorce You can take simple steps to help your children cope up with new situations. Their emotions are disturbed, and it can get hard to adjust to a new life routine. Your job as a parent is to ensure that your…
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Connecting with Teens with ADHD

Connecting with Teens with ADHD

Teens with ADHD Though hyperactivity levels decrease from childhood to adolescence, teens with ADHD still tend to make impulsive decisions and struggle to pay attention. However, these symptoms can develop into behavioral issues during adolescence. Their distracting behavior can cause a rift with teachers and result in detention, lower grades, or even expulsion. This can cause them to lash out in frustration, argumentativeness, and even violence. Connecting with Teens with ADHD However, understanding where ADHD comes from and how it manifests in teens can lead to solutions that benefit the whole family. Where Does ADHD Come From? The American Psychiatric…
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