Natasha Combrink

Nats is a freelance writer raising two kids. She embraces life and motherhood without labels and wants to inspire others to do the same. As a young first-time mom, the whirlwind of opinions on how to best raise kids challenged her to find her voice. She now confidently believes in gently teaching children to be independent and equipping them with the knowledge they need to create a life that brings them joy.

Natasha Combrink
Little child playing in hammock at home

Behavior, Sensory Activities

8 Must-Haves for a Soothing Sensory Toolkit

Looking for sensory toolkit essentials for your child? These soothing items can help your child with sensory processing difficulties!

Child Jumping in Puddle

Math and Science

4 Weather Activities for Preschoolers

Whether the weather is sunny, cloudy, windy or rainy check out these educational weather activities for preschool that your children will love!

Grand mother and smiling grand daughter with down syndrome use a laptop.

IEPs, Special Needs

5 Ways AI Can Benefit Special Needs Students

AI in special education classrooms can help create highly personalized experiences and improve inclusivity. Read about more benefits here!

Young couple managing finances, reviewing their bank accounts using laptop computer and calculator at modern kitchen.

Special Needs

Financial Planning for Families With Special Needs Children

With special needs financial planning, you can secure necessary resources for your child now while ensuring they will be cared for in the future.

Asian teacher teach ukulele to girl with Down's syndrome.

Autism, Music Play

6 Ways Music Therapy Can Support Children With Autism

By harnessing the power of music, autistic children can develop communication, social, emotional, cognitive, and motor skills. Here’s how!

Nursery pick up and drop off.

Education, Special Needs

How To Build a Relationship With Your Child’s Special Ed Teacher

Unsure how to build a genuine connection with your child’s special ed teacher? Understanding their role and how to support them will help!

A toddler receiving early intervention services.

Special Needs, Visual Impairment

Why Early Intervention Is Critical for Blind Children

Children diagnosed with visual processing disorders, low vision, or blindness need specialized treatment. Early intervention programs can help.

Nine year old disabled boy in wheelchair laughing with teen sister in kitchen.

Special Needs

Nurturing the Caregiver: Self-Care for Parents of Special Needs Kids

Looking for practical tips to balance self-care and caregiving? Discover why self-care for parents with special needs kids is so important here!

Autistic boy during ABA therapy look at teacher pointing to lesson timer.

Autism

5 Controversial Treatments for Autism and What You Need To Know

As autism research expands, treatment options do, too. Discover alternative treatments for autism, their risks and benefits, and learn what experts say here!

Child and his therapist exercising during sensory integration therapy

Special Needs

What Is Sensory Integration?

Sensory integration is the brain's way of making sense of the world around us. Read more about how it can affect your child's development here.

Parents lying on bed comforting crying baby.

Sleep

The Baby Witching Hour Survival Guide for New Parents

Does your baby seem to go through a period of fussiness and crying in the evenings? It may be the baby witching hour. Learn how to survive it here!

Exhausting parenthood.

Sleep

Teething and Sleep Training: 5 Tips for Tired Parents

Navigate the challenges of teething and sleep training with tips that will help you maintain sleep routines and conquer teething pain. Read more here!