Autism and the Tooth Fairy

I think he could care less…. the tooth fairy and autism; does my child really get it? After a long dental surgery to remove five teeth and do other repair work to my 8 year olds teeth, I thought he was finally ready for the tooth fiary. Well, it seems like it is not importantContinue reading “Autism and the Tooth Fairy”

Going to Gardiner

I just found out that we are eligibile for the Gardiner Scholarship. This is something I have thought about but never been in the right place educationally to apply and follow through with changing from the McKay to the Gardiner. My primary reason for switching is money. Unfortunely for many people with children with specialContinue reading “Going to Gardiner”

I took the playground back!

Last week I had it out at the playground; I had enough and I don’t care if I came across like a Karen! I took the playground back! The neighborhood playground was locked for over two months from Covid-19.  When it opened back up my kids were so excited.  We went a few times whenContinue reading “I took the playground back!”

We are going back to school

Hi, from Florida! Florida has been in the news a lot lately regarding the political decision to force schools to open up brick and mortar.  Let’s be clear; this is public schools and I’m a public school teacher that will be sending my children to school this August.   I will be sending my children toContinue reading “We are going back to school”

Happy Birthday!

to me! I had a birthday Sunday and I’d love for you to share and follow my blog, social media pages and book as a gift for me! website: ruthfulness.com Facebook page: facebook.com/ruthfulness Instagram account: ruthfulnessblog Twitter: ruthfulnessblog Book on Amazon I am also a contributing writing onThe Real Deal of Parenting; so check outContinue reading “Happy Birthday!”

a mother’s self image

I’m struggling with how I feel compared to how I look in the mirror and more how I look in a photography. I feel beautiful. When I look in the mirror I think who is that? I avoid taking all selfies and try not to take many photos of myself with my kids or husband.Continue reading “a mother’s self image”

Check out this reading program

It’s better than ABC Mouse. Yup. That’s right. It is better than ABC Mouse. This online program has helped my son with autism get basic reading skills he lacks due to his Developmental disabilities. He didn’t speak until six and he didn’t start to try to write independently until eight. So, in all his educationContinue reading “Check out this reading program”

When you give in or fall off your child’s special diet

I gave in or fell off the special diet….not for myself(this time) but for my son. There is no good excuse. I just let it happen. In fact, I bought the box (well, 2 boxes now!) of cereal. Ask the mom of this child, a year ago or longer if she would have allowed thisContinue reading “When you give in or fall off your child’s special diet”

Need money for services or products…the new Gardiner Scholarship

Gardiner Scholarship offers $10,000 for special needs children education. Even if you homeschool! Find out more, how to apply and what you need to know.

Need Money for School…Mckay Scholarship

Does your child have an IEP or 504 in the state of Florida? Florida was the first state to implement a scholarship like McKay.  McKay allows for parents of special needs children to use funds allocated to the public school for private school tuition.  (you can use McKay to transfer to another public school asContinue reading “Need Money for School…Mckay Scholarship”