Splendid Spark

Grow you. Help them.

If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

Are you drowning in to-do’s, should’s, and worries? Have you lost connection to your sense of self? Truth is, when YOU thrive, your children and partner do too. I help bright mamas of gifted/2e children shift from drowning to rising tide.

Self Care

Create a strategy to stay connected to yourself and model healthy habits for your family. Everyone benefits.

Learn & Grow

Learn what works for you and your family knowing it’s a marathon not a sprint.

Community

You don’t have to do it all by yourself. We’re in this together.

Roadmap

Get an overview of the gifted/twice exceptional journey so you know your options.

Resources

There’s a lot of information out there. Find what you need, when you need it.

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Rebellion

Say no to the status quo by caring for yourself and speaking up for your kids.

Make Yourself a Priority.

Everyone benefits.

You wear all the hats.

And carry the backpack, and snack bag, while swimming, in stormy water! You take care of everything for everyone, so there’s no time left for you. I’ll show you how to lighten your load AND calm the storm, so you and your family can enjoy your life.

Life is a work in progress.

Life with differently wired kids is all about finding what works and ditching what doesn’t. That goes for you too. Some hats don’t fit. And you don’t need to weigh yourself down with everyone else’s stuff. Focus on what matters without getting lost in the shoulds and what if’s.

Small changes make the biggest difference.

Your energy, response, and mindset matter more than you realize. When you’re grounded and connected to your inner strength, everyone shifts accordingly. All things change when you do. (Even though I’m taking off this hat, reading is THE best. Learning + together time = Awesome.)

Visits with teachers

Hours of Internet Research

Articles Read

Words of advice from everyone you know

Want a few quick tips that work?

Splendid Spark Blog

School: Are you doing the right thing?

I recently read an article about a 10 year old boy who was a sophomore in college, studying math and physics. In the article, they described how he developed early with words and numbers. His parents recounted him speaking in sentences just after his first birthday,...

‘Stick him in baseball!’ A different approach to sport.

I’m not against team sports, but our experience was excrutiatingly stressful for all involved: us, the coaches, and the kids. When the boys were young, we tried a few different team sports like soccer and hockey. It wasn’t great.   Our oldest is not, or at least...

Life lessons from an unlikely source.

In the last year, both of my boys have acquired cameras. One from a thrift store, and one for a birthday. Every once in awhile we go for a photo walk where all three of us take pictures.   Invariably, my kids take tons of pictures of weeds.   In their eyes,...

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