SpecialMoms was so happy to have Cara Koscinski, Occupational Therapist, Author and special needs mom share
with us her presentation on Sensory Processing Disorder 101.  It was a great webinar filled with a lot of great information.

You can view the recorded webinar by going to our Webinar page.  You just click on the picture to be taken to another window where you will be asked to enter your email information to view the recording.

Meet Our Featured SpecialMom – Katie Driscoll

Katie Driscoll  Meet Our Featured SpecialMom   Katie Driscoll I am so happy to introduce you to Katie Driscoll.  She is our new Featured SpecialMom of the month.

I know Katie personally, and she is as beautiful inside as she is on the outside.  I had the wonderful fortune to meet her through Changing the Face of Beauty, a campaign that she has founded with Steve English.  Their mission is “to integrate individuals with disabilities into general advertising.  It is our goal that all people will be represented all the time. It is just right.”

I can’t wait any longer, let me introduce this wonderful Mom.  Read more here.

SpecialMoms Has A Blogger Directory – Want To Be Apart Of It?

Do you have a blog?  Would you like to submit your blog to our directory ~ it’s free! Here is the form to submit.

Please note this is strictly for those that are members of the SpecialMoms | A Special Needs Parenting Club and that have a blogging site.  If you have a business that you would like to market, please visit our Marketplace to promote your products and services at very reasonable prices.

 

Visit it here.

Product Review: “My Spot” A Visual Cue to Help Kids Find Their Spot

I know children like to move around a lot.  I mean how many times during dinner or homework time are you telling your children to “sit down”, or maybe even “find your spot and sit down”.

ViveVita s a family lifestyle product company – creating solutions for everyday living!  They have such wonderful products that in speaking with the representative I was having a hard time picking which product I would like to review, the “My Spot” or the “Everyday Elegance Chair Covers“.  Well they nicely sent me both.  Keep your eyes out for the chair cover review that will be coming soon!

The nice thing about this product is it’s versatility.  You can use it as a place holder, you can use it for a time out spot, for me I used it to give my son a visual of where he needs to stand while watching tv.  Watch the video:

 

*This post is sponsored by ViveVita. I received two free gifts in exchange for this post. No monetary compensation was received and opinions expressed are my own.

Top 50 Mompreneur Blogs to Follow in 2013 {Infographic}

Wow what an amazing honor!

 

The past few weeks have been so amazing here at SpecialMoms.  Let me share with you why.

First as the picture above states, SpecialMoms has been listed as one of “Top 50 Mompreneur Blogs To Follow in 2013”.  I am so honored to have been contacted by Nicole Orozco, the creative mind behind SapphireGraphics.co to let me know that SpecialMoms has been listed #17 on this list of amazing .  Check out Nicole’s has amazing portfolio of fun, modern graphic designs.  Love how she is promoting her company and passion for graphic design by creating this amazing infographic. (Read more about our amazing news below infographic – it really is amazing!)
Top 50 Mompreneur Blogs to Follow in 2013 By: SapphireGraphics.co.

 

Next we were contacted by PhD in Special Education that SpecialMoms has again been listed on their “Top 100 Special Needs  Resources on the Web”.  Wow another amazing honor to be mentioned is such amazing company.

Top Special Needs Site
 

And lastly and equally an amazing honor, and this is where I need your help.  SpecialMoms has been nominated for the 2013 Reader’s Choice for Favorite Special-Needs Online Community.  Please take a moment to vote for us.  You can vote once a day, every day through March 19.  I would greatly appreciate your support.  Please click on this link to vote: http://specialchildren.about.com/od/readerschoice/tp/Readers-Choice-Community.htm

Thank you all for your amazing support of this community of blessed women.

 

Marla

 

Meet Our Featured SpecialMom – Ali Foley Shenk

I would like to take this time to introduce to you our Featured SpecialMom of the Month – Ali Foley Shenk.

Ali is a work-at-home mom living in Richmond, VA, with her husband and our 3 boys – Cole (5), Dean (3.5), and Emmett (21 months).  She is an editor and writer, and volunteers for the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research.

Her son Dean, who will be 4 this year, was diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome.  Prader-Willi syndrome is a congenital (present from birth) disease. It affects many parts of the body. People with this condition are obese, have reduced muscle tone and mental ability, and have sex glands that produce little or no hormones.

Ali is a great example of a SpecialMom, let me share with you her interview.

Domeo iPad Case Covers: Loft Folio Review and Giveaway

My husband just recently purchased a new iPad for me since I plan to attend more blogging conferences, which I was very grateful for.  However, I realized at my last blogging conference that the iPad was so low and I wished there was a way that I could prop it up so I didn’t have to look down the whole time, causing me to get a neck ache after awhile.  I also wished that I had a wireless keyboard to streamline my blogging experience.

Well I guess a little elf heard my wishes, because this Christmas my husband gave me an Apple Wireless Keyboard ~ love it! 

It’s makes typing with an iPad so much easier, more comfortable and basically streamlines your typing experience.

My husband told me that he got it at Best Buy for $69.99.  A great buy!

Then I was introduced