Author Archive for parenting

Looking Forward…

This is a follow-up post by Hellobee community member Casey who wrote When the Wishbone Cracked last year. .  .  .  .  . I’ve always collected inspirational quotes, usually related to creativity and my career in design… In the last year I’ve made a shift to quotes that bring me peace and strength through difficult times… […]

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Child Reward System That Really Works!

This is a guest post by Annette of Tips From a Typical Mom. .  .  .  .  . Child Reward System using puzzle pieces? Why puzzle pieces you ask? Well, I was looking for poker chips at our local thrift store, and could not find any. But I did find a ton of puzzles, and […]

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Raising A Child With Autism Part 5 – Advice for Parents

This is the fifth and final installment of our interview with mamapink who shares a glimpse into life raising her 3-year-old daughter Ayla, who is on the autism spectrum. .  .  .  .  . Do you have any tips for parents who suspect their children might be on the spectrum, or who have recently discovered their child […]

Raising a Child with Autism Part 4 – Challenges and Breakthroughs

This is part four of our interview with  mamapink who shares a glimpse into life raising her 3-year-old daughter Ayla who is on the autism spectrum. .  .  .  .  . How is your daughter different from a neurotypical child? What types of issues does she deal with daily? I would assume that Ayla has a lot […]


Raising a Child with Austism Part 3 – Early Intervention Services

This is part three of our interview with  mamapink who shares a glimpse into life raising her daughter Ayla who is on the autism spectrum. .  .  .  .  . Can you tell us a little bit about the therapies your daughter received?  Ayla was 16-17 months when we started the Early Intervention process, and she […]

Raising a Child with Autism Part 2 – Getting a Diagnosis

This is part 2 in a guest series from mamapink whose 3-year-old daughter Ayla who was diagnosed with PDD-NOS on the autism spectrum last year. .  .  .  .  . What does your daughter’s diagnosis of PDD-NOS mean? My daughter was diagnosed with PDD-NOS, Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified, back in October of 2012. She was 2 […]


Raising a Child With Autism Part 1 – The Signs

According to the latest findings from the CDC, 1 in 50 children are now diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. My friend Jen (mamapink) has a super sharp 3-year-old daughter Ayla (pronounced eye-lah) who was diagnosed with PDD-NOS (pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified) on the autism spectrum last year, so I asked her to […]

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