Are your kids:

Atypical?Neurodiverse? Twice exceptional? Differently wired?

I’m Cara Maclean & Welcome to Splendid Spark!

Are you drowning in to-do’s, should’s, and worries? You’re not alone. When YOU thrive, your children and partner do too. I’m a writer, coach, and yogi who helps 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.


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


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


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



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

Your wellbeing benefits everyone.

Splendid Spark Blog

Embrace your quirks. Here’s why.

Embrace your quirks. Here’s why.

It's time for all of us to embrace our unique qualities. To play and enjoy. To design life through creating. As a parent of differently wired and unique children, you are in a prime spot to encourage this creative exploration. But a shift toward creativity and...

What does it mean to be Chasing 2e?

What does it mean to be Chasing 2e?

I don’t know how I feel about the phrase ‘chasing 2e’. I’ve heard it a number of times now, along with the recommendation to keep finding doctors or practitioners who will diagnose an issue. When we were seeking medical help to figure out what was going on with our...

Drowning in advice?

Drowning in advice?

If you’re a parent, plenty of advice comes your way. Most from strangers, or mild acquaintances, this advice originates from their own experience. We all use our own experience to make sense of the world and how things work. Usually, the advice sesh a quick...

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