Happy Autumn and a Life Update

Happy autumn to you! Though the temperatures here are still in the 80s, I’ve fully embraced the autumn mindset. Sweater weather, changing leaves, apple cider, cozy scarves, pumpkins, warm socks, scented candles, Halloween, and the best part of all, the birth of my second little boy, are all on the horizon to make this autumn a magnificent one!  Continue reading

How to Make Halloween Fun for Special Needs Children



I hope everyone is having a joyous Halloween. I just wanted to take a few minutes to remind everyone that Halloween is a fun holiday that ALL children should be able to enjoy. You can do this by merely recognizing their differences, being patient and accepting and celebrating each special child. A more specific way to do this is to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project. You can go to their website for in-depth information, but the basic premise is to recognize not all children are able to enjoy candy on Halloween due to allergies and to promote inclusion by providing non-food treats. If you want to participate, I’ve provided a free printable at the bottom of this post. Just print it out and place it on your door! Also, you can spray paint a pumpkin teal or pick up a Teal Pumpkin Project paint kit like this one to alert trick-or-treaters that you’re providing non-food treats.

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