Real Life Moms by Laura Hurd

Real Life Moms by Laura Hurd

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By Real Life Moms by Laura Hurd
Join us as we discuss mom life, being a caregiver, a mom to a preteen, homeschool, and how autism has changed our lives! We pray you find encouragement for your days as we incorporate God's word and apply it to our daily lives.
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Episode 27: Why Seeking An Autism Diagnosis Is A Good Thing
Are you on the fence about getting an autism diagnosis for your child? Perhaps all the criteria lines up, but you are having apprehensions about getting the final word from a professional. There is no need to be afraid. Getting a diagnosis for your child will open so many doors for them now and in the future. Listen to this real life story and decide for yourself!  Follow Us On Social Media:  https://reallifemomsblog.wordpress.com/ https://mobile.twitter.com/MomsRealLife https://www.instagram.com/reallifemoms01 https://www.pinterest.com/reallifemoms https://www.facebook.com/reallifemomsbylaurahurd/
22:56
April 23, 2019
Episode 26: Teaching Children Through Faith In Action
It's no big secret that children learn more about what we do through our actions than what we tell them to do- with our actions not aligning with our words. Here I share scripture and a story about the best dream you can have for your child. Will you choose to live it out or give into worldly pressures that draw you away from God rather than toward Him and His ways? #faith #autism #action #God #Jesus #scripture  www.reallifemoms.wordpress.com www.facebook.com/reallifemomsbylaurahurd https://twitter.com/MomsRealLife
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April 17, 2019
Episode 25: Tips For Teaching Life Skills To Your Child with Autism
Join us today as I talk about tips and ways that I have been able to teach my five year old son with autism life skills. I hope you are encouraged and be sure to share!  Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reallifemomsbylaurahurd/ #autism #specialneeds #autismawareness #homeschool #caregiving
25:54
March 12, 2019
Episode 24: Supplements For Children With Autism
Today I share some resources for parents of children with autism, apraxia, and/or sensory processing disorder. Our son has greatly benefited from these supplements and the research has already been done! Please see links for more information.  #autism #specialneeds #apraxia #sensoryprocessingdisorder #homeschool #parenting #mothood #caregiving  --->New York Times article on gut health: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/health/microbiome-brain-behavior-dementia.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&fbclid=IwAR2bRl7_fHizogBAeOPJO3FyQVbAFLe5FzXjWZQ8x_2a-yysc6sTXQ0WWdQ -->Pursuit of Research link to omega 3's: https://pursuitofresearch.org/2017/11/29/the-importance-of-omega-6-2/ Supplement Links: -->doTERRA IQ Mega Liquid Fish Oil: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/p/iq-mega -->Garden of Life Probiotic for children: https://www.target.com/p/garden-of-life-kid-s-probiotics-daily-care-chewables-berry-cherry-30ct/-/A-75002891 -->Carlson Kid's Fish Oil: https://www.swansonvitamins.com/carlson-kids-very-finest-fish-oil-lemon-6-7-oz-200-ml-liquid The ARC main link (be sure to look for your local chapter!): https://www.thearc.org
26:21
January 30, 2019
Episode 23: What Caregiving Looks Like
Today I'm talking about caregiving and autism. What does that look like in our world?  #autism #autismawareness #specialneedsparenting #specialneeds #homeschool #faith
18:10
January 22, 2019
Episode 22: Scripting and Autism
Are you the parent to a child with autism? Have you ever wondered or even read that scripting is harmful?  Join me today as I share about what scripting is and how it helps your child to communicate.  #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting #autismawareness #autismacceptance #autism #parenting #parentingadvice 
21:57
January 16, 2019
Episode 21: My Son Brushed His Teeth!
My five year old son with autism brushed his teeth for the very first time yesterday! Today I share and catch you up with what has been going on in our world! From sensory bins, a special needs room at our church, and two supplements that have been a huge blessing! I hope you are blessed! Link to products: -->Kids probiotic: https://www.target.com/p/garden-of-life-kid-s-probiotics-daily-care-chewables---berry---cherry---30ct/-/A-75002891 -->IQ Mega from doTERRA: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/p/iq-mega
23:09
December 17, 2018
Episode 20: Coping Skills in Children With Autism
Today I am talking about what coping skills look like in children with autism. I share some specific examples based on our son's ability to cope with new environments and what he does when he is overwhelmed by anxiety. Oftentimes these coping behaviors look strange to outsiders, but the reality is that these kids have to develop techniques to help them cope with the world around them.
24:39
November 21, 2018
Episode 19: Learning To Be Patient During a Crisis
In this episode I share how our son with autism has finally came out of his regression period! Also, I share about our family's past week and offer some encouragement for moments of crisis. www.reallifemoms.wordpress.com Find us on Facebook at: Real Life Moms by Laura Hurd, Sensational Bins Find us on Instagram: reallifemoms01 Find us on Twitter: MomsRealLife
26:08
November 13, 2018
Episode 18: The Holidays and Autism
In today's episode I talk about the difficulty autism families often have during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sometimes they are not able to leave their homes because their child with autism just cannot cope. I offer suggestions on how to support these families during this time. www.reallifemomsblog.wordpress.com Find us on Facebook: Real Life Moms by Laura Hurd Instagram: @reallifemoms01 Twitter: @MomsRealLife #specialneeds #autism #autismawareness #Christmas #Thanksgiving #Holidays #Holiday #mom #parenting #faith
23:00
November 7, 2018
Episode 17: Parenting A Child with Autism and Your 'Typical' Child
In today's episode I am talking about how our family's "normal" way of doing things evolved into a new "normal" after our son's diagnosis. Our older, 'typical' son has had to adjust as well. Sometimes we have to split our time as a family, but we have learned how to adjust. www.reallifemomsblog.wordpress.com Look for Real Life Moms by Laura Hurd on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest! #autism #autismawareness #family #specialneeds #faith #God
22:14
November 5, 2018
Episode 16: Be Brave!
Being brave means you do it even though you are scared. God is with you! If He is calling you to something, trust Him and take that step of faith. If you fail, you can simply count that on your spiritual resume as a lesson learned! www.wordpress.reallifemomsblog.com www.etsy.com/shop/SensationalBins
15:01
October 28, 2018
Episode 15: Regression In Children with Autism
Does your child with autism experience regression phases that are hard to understand? I have been able to better help myself and my child by understanding these periods of time when hope seems so far away. #specialneeds #moms #kids #momlife #autism #sensoryprocessingidisorder www.reallifemomsblog.wordpress.com www.twitter.com/MomsRealLife www.instagram.com/reallifemoms01 www.facebook.com/reallifemomsbylaurahurd www.etsy.com/shop/SensationalBins
16:51
October 16, 2018
Episode 14: Interview With My Husband (an autism dad shares his story)
In this episode you will hear from my husband as we discuss his perspective of our journey with autism and what is was like becoming a special needs family.
41:27
October 9, 2018
Episode 13: BONUS Why Do We Suffer In This Life?
Listen to be encouraged through God's word why we suffer in this lifetime.
15:50
October 4, 2018
Episode 12: The Ministry of Conversation
What is a ministry that almost anyone can do? What is a ministry that takes just a few minutes of your time? What is a ministry that is FREE? What is a ministry that God has already opened the door to- you just have to be willing to walk through it? #ministry #faith #specialneeds #autism #austismawareness #specialneedsparenting #podcast #listen
23:00
October 2, 2018
Homeschooling Part 2: An Interview With Jenny Phillips
In this episode we will be talking to homeschool mom of 24 years, Jenny Phillips about putting homeschool into perspective, things she would have done differently if she had a do-over, and lots of encouragement for those that are considering homeschooling or are already on the journey!
40:49
September 25, 2018
My Real Life Is Not Your Real Life (so we should celebrate!)
Your reality is not your neighbor's reality (or that person on social media). We should strive to be kind online and remember that we are all uniquely created by God and my life does look different than yours and the is a reason to celebrate!
26:52
September 19, 2018
Homeschooling Part 1: An Interview with Jenny Phillips
In this episode we will be talking to homeschool mom of 24 years, Jenny Phillips about the fears she overcame to homeschool, the reason she decided to homeschool, and lots of encouragement for those that are considering homeschooling or are already on the journey!
37:46
September 11, 2018
Does God Really Care About Our Goals?
Does God care about your dreams, desires, longings, or goals? Listen as I share scripture that God has used to encourage me with these thoughts. I hope they will be a blessing to you! #God #goals #Jesus #desires #scripture #reallifemoms #moms #caregiver #autism #stayathomemom #homeschool #preteenmama #podcast #listen #encouragement
16:15
September 4, 2018
Dig Deeper and Hope In Christ
I share some thoughts and scripture on how we can fully trust God. He is who He says He is!
24:18
August 29, 2018
Going Into Battle and Trusting God
A follow up from last week's post and details about a book GIVEAWAY!
18:43
August 21, 2018
Finding Courage To Do The Hard Thing
I'm talking about a recent transition that I am having a hard time finding the courage to face.
15:57
August 14, 2018
Parenting Children With Autism: Grief
What causes grief? What are some ways to handle grief?
27:08
June 19, 2018
The New Landscape of Autism: 1 in 59
An excerpt from my blog post
01:05
April 27, 2018
Choosing Homeschool
Homeschooling is a very personal decision. Hear moms share their "why"
11:32
April 26, 2018
Apr 25, 2018
My first (brief) podcast! ❤️
10:50
April 25, 2018
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