Super Mom Hacks

Empowering Parents: Tools and Resources for Supporting Your Child With Autism

Parenting a child on the autism spectrum is a challenging and often lonely journey. These tips and tricks can help make the journey easier.

There’s a saying that circulates among my friends and colleagues who parent children on the autism spectrum: If you know someone with autism, you know one person with autism. In other words, no two people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis are alike, even though they may all struggle with communication skills, interpersonal relationships, […]

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Investing in Vacation Rentals in Ashe County: Tips for Success

Summer is here, which means it’s high time to nail down those summer vacation plans, if you haven’t already. And as you may have already learned, renting that picturesque summer cottage or cabin somewhere can cost you a decent chunk of change. What if, instead of paying those high rental fees year after year, you

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How To Save Money On Baby Stuff

Congratulations, parents-to-be! Are you in sticker shock yet? According to the USDA, US parents spend over $12,000 on average per year on child-related costs! Wondering how to save money for a baby? Getting newborn essentials on a budget should be tops on your list. Fortunately, it’s easy to save money on baby essentials with these

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Easy Ways to Save Money on Everyday Purchases

No matter where your family stands financially, who doesn’t like to spend less money when they can? I love a good bargain, and I especially love finding money-saving tips for those everyday purchases, like groceries, that everyone needs to buy. But let’s face it, the past few years have made it a lot harder for families

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How To Balance Work and Family: 5 Tips for Busy Parents

How do you balance both your family and your job? Hey fellow mamas – how many of you struggle daily with how to balance work and family as a mom? (Or, if you’re a dad, with how to balance work and family as a dad?) It’s not easy to balance career with the demands of parenting, or balance

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Your Holiday Dinner Party Made Easy (Minus the Stress!)

Do you like to entertain around the holidays? Even if you’re not much for entertaining the rest of the year, the holidays are often a time to host friends as well as family for get-togethers over dinner. Hosting a holiday dinner party can be hugely stressful, though. Edit date and time Unless you make a

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The BEST Side Hustles for Parents (That Actually Make Money!)

Perfect Jobs for Parents With Some Spare Time So you’re a busy full-time parent, but you want to help grow the “income” side of your family budget. Or you’re gearing up for your youngest to enter kindergarten. Or your pre-parenthood job is no longer viable, and you’re on the hunt for a new career. Whatever

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10 Genius Rakuten Hacks (Ebates Hacks) to Save *Even More* This Holiday Season

Another holiday shopping season is upon us. Black Friday is only a few short weeks away, but the stores, catalogs, and advertising industry are already in full swing, doing their best to separate YOU from as much of your hard-earned money as possible. RELATED POST: Quick-Start Budget Guide for Busy Families RELATED POST: Easy Ways

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Are Weighted Blankets Worth It? (Weighted Blanket Review)

We Review Weighted Blankets So You Don’t Have To! Weighted Blanket Pros and Cons: One Neurodiverse Family’s Unbiased Weighted Blanket Review As long-time readers know, I am obsessed with getting a good night’s sleep. I am obsessed with my kids sleeping well. I am especially obsessed with overcoming all the hurdles mamas face to a

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Best Fidgets to Help Kids Stay Focused With Schoolwork

Getting kids to do their homework can sometimes seem like pulling teeth. Getting neurodiverse kiddos to do their homework is more like trying to sprint up Mt. Everest. Yes, setting up a designated homework station can help. So can setting limits on non-learning screen time, and postponing their first cell phone for as long as

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How to Write a Memorable Thank You Note (and Why It Matters!)

Does your child know how to write a thank you note? Writing a thank you note may seem like an outdated skill. But sending a thanks message never goes out of style, and sending a thank you message for a gift is a basic common courtesy every child (and grownup!) should master. Writing a thank you note or a heartfelt

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Clever Storage Ideas for Small Spaces (Hint: Look Up!)

Small Space Storage: Organizing Small Spaces Cheap The New Year is here; perhaps you’re cleaning house as part of some New Year’s resolution. If so, or even if you’re still just dealing with the aftermath of holiday gift-giving, you may be on the hunt for more (or better) storage in your home. Whether you need small

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Your Children’s Consignment Sales Quick-Start Guide (Free Printable!)

How to Start Selling at Kids Consignment Sales Are you tired of all the outgrown baby stuff cluttering your attic/your spare room/your basement? Wishing you had a way to get rid of it all at once? Or maybe, in this world of skyrocketing prices for everything under the sun, you’re looking to get a little

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Creating a Capsule Wardrobe for Kids (On a Budget!)

Tips on Building a Capsule Wardrobe for Kids: As regular readers know, I am a huge fan of saving money. Especially when it comes to things you have to buy anyway. Between rising grocery costs and skyrocketing energy bills, most families – including ours – are really feeling the pinch these days. Which is all the

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How to Choose a Pediatrician: Your Essential Checklist

Looking for a pediatrician? Not sure if a pediatrician is even the right doctor for your child? If you’re a new parent – or moving to a new area – there’s a lot to consider. You want the best care for your child, but you don’t have endless amounts of time to devote to the

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Dealing with Chickenpox (The Parent’s Survival Guide)

Dealing with Chickenpox: What to do if my child has chickenpox? Between the recent global chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and all the disruption to daily life it caused, many of us have gotten off schedule with our basic preventive health care. One of the unfortunate side effects of this is a decline in

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Best Campfire Desserts: Campfire Unicorn Horns

Looking for easy campfire desserts for kids for your next family camping trip? Campfire Unicorn Horns are super-tasty campfire foil desserts that are an easy alternative to smores. They are easy to make as gluten free campfire desserts. And because they’re a banana campfire dessert, you could even argue that they’re a healthy alternative to smores! We

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Want the Best Education For Your Child? 10 Tried-and-True Steps

How Can Parents Support Learning At Home? 10 Proven Ways Parents Can Help Educate A Child: Most parents want the best for their kids in life. We worry about what they eat, how they spend their free time, and improving school performance.  But educating a child, or hearing that parents make the best teacher, can

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