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 Dog Breeds for Children With Autism

Top Dog Breeds for Children With Autism

There has been a growing trend in helping autistic kids deal with stress. Getting pets - especially dogs - can provide a caring companion that loves your child unconditionally and support them in their daily activities. Any pet can be an adventure - but dogs have proven to be especially effective because of their protective and friendly “pack” dynamic.  A study has found out that of all the families with autistic children they examined, 67% had dogs, and 94% of parents reported their children forming a special bond with their animal friend. Thanks to that, children had an opportunity to…
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How to Encourage Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

How to Encourage Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Baby to Sleep Through the Night As a parent, we can remember how tiring having a new baby is, no-one prepares you because you feel so tired, so when your baby sleeps, it's like winning the lottery! It's important to remember that some babies sleep much more than others. Even in the same family, infants can differ. Some sleep for long periods, while others only in short bursts.  How to Encourage Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night Some babies sleep through the night - although this is not as common as you might think, and others don't. The good…
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How To Build Up Your Child’s Confidence With Daily Brushing

How To Build Up Your Child’s Confidence With Daily Brushing

Building up confidence in your child can be one of the hardest things we face as parents. Overcoming attachment issues, sitting down to eat, brushing teeth, and getting to bed on time is all part of the daily grind.  Know this. You are not alone in your struggles.  How To Build Up Your Child’s Confidence With Daily Brushing Helping your child understand why brushing their teeth is so important and doing it well is part of the process.  So, how can you build up your child’s confidence with daily brushing? Read on to see our useful tips: You’re in it together. Childhood…
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8 Benefits of Outfitting Your Baby In Bamboo Clothing

8 Benefits of Outfitting Your Baby In Bamboo Clothing

Parents want the best for their babies, and this includes what they wear. Babies are happiest when they are snuggled in soft and luxurious fabrics, and keeping your baby content can make your life easier as a new parent. 8 Benefits of Outfitting Your Baby In Bamboo Clothing In the past few years, clothing made from sustainable materials like bamboo and hemp has gained popularity across all demographic groups, including parents. Young families are more aware than ever before of the importance of eco-friendly products and the impact of commercial purchases. Like the irresistible designs from Baby Riddle, bamboo baby…
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Working at Home: How to Teach Your Kids to Entertain Themselves

Working at Home: How to Teach Your Kids to Entertain Themselves

Teach Your Kids to Entertain Themselves Remote working requires focus and commitment, which can be a feat if you raise kids in 2020. Many children have spent more time in the home this year. You might feel guilty for working long hours when they are begging for your attention. Working at Home: How to Teach Your Kids to Entertain Themselves Are struggling to juggle home and work life or experience much mom or dad guilt each day? It's a good time to encourage your kids to play and learn independently when working at home. Read on to find out how…
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Is Chronic Pain Real? Or Is It A Myth?

Is Chronic Pain Real? Or Is It A Myth?

Young man suffering from back pain at home Chronic pain lasts longer than six weeks and may even last longer than a year. This kind of pain is usually caused by an injury or illness and does not go away or heal independently. It's important to define the pain to know what kinds of treatments are available and what types of pain relief you should seek out for yourself.  Is Chronic Pain Real? Or Is It A Myth?  To answer the question shortly: yes. Chronic Pain is real. The reason why some people consider chronic pain to be a myth…
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How to Plan Meals for the Entire Week

How to Plan Meals for the Entire Week

Life is hard enough as it is for busy moms. Preparing meals for your family shouldn't add extra stress to your life. How to Plan Meals for the Entire Week This is why planning meals for the full week can make your life so much easier. In this article, we will break down how to plan meals into just a few easy steps. Read on to learn more! How to Plan Meals: The Menu The first step to prepping your meals for the week is setting a menu. It's important to take the likes and dislikes of your family members…
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Gardening With Children: Why It’s More Than Just a Fun Activity!

Gardening With Children: Why It’s More Than Just a Fun Activity!

Gardening With Children This year brought so many unexpected things. Who knew that there would be flour and toilet paper shortages? Yes, COVID-19 forced us all to adapt. More people took up gardening this year, too. Gardening With Children: Why It's More Than Just a Fun Activity! With so many kids learning from home this school year, there's an opportunity to throw in experiential learning with their regular schoolwork. Gardening with children is a beautiful way to share your love of gardening and teach your kids valuable lessons about food and the environment. Do you want to know why and…
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6 Tips for How to Get Kids to Wear Masks

6 Tips for How to Get Kids to Wear Masks

\ Kids are difficult enough to dress even at the best of times, but adding face masks is a nightmare. Children will throw a fuss, complain, and in the worst cases, they will throw an epic tantrum. Unfortunately, there are things that have no choice, including how to stay safe during the COVID pandemic. Kids must wear masks when going out, so using a few tricks to get them to do so is warranted. How to Get Kids to Wear Masks The crux of the strategy to get kids to wear masks relies on making the experience palatable for them. You…
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Navigating Mental Health Challenges During the COVID Pandemic

Navigating Mental Health Challenges During the COVID Pandemic

The idea of a pandemic causing the world to shut down and confining everyone to health restrictions is unfathomable. Even as we live through it, it still feels somewhat unreal. Unfortunately, COVID-19 and its dire effects on livelihoods, economies, and mental health are undeniably real. Navigating Mental Health Challenges During the Covid-19 Pandemic  From a mental health perspective, the pandemic has been a trigger for many people dealing with mental health challenges. More people in society are now struggling with heightened anxiety, despair, and complicated feelings of grief. As such, healthy coping mechanisms are essential in this season. Here are…
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