Importance of a Self-Care Routine for New Caregivers

By Daniel Sherwin Caregiving is an activity that demands constant physical and mental effort from the caregiver. While most caregivers disclose that caring for a loved one provides them with a sense of purpose and fulfillment, it also brings its own set of challenges. According to a study, the number of caregivers in the United…

How to Help Caregivers in Need of Support and Self-Care

By POCWASN (Parents of Children With All Special Needs) Caregivers need your help. While many people don’t think about how much time, energy, and devotion it requires to be a caregiver, there is a desperate need for self-care for those who provide their assistance every day by making life easier for others who depend on them….

A Parents Guide Navigating Through the Journey of Autism

ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects a child’s development. Autism starts in the womb, although children with ASD may not be identified until they are in preschool or even elementary school (or older) when symptoms of the disease become more apparent. Children with ASD have a mix of two types of…

How to Meal Prep for the Week

Meal prepping is the act of preparing meals ahead of time and packaging them separately for each day of the week. This is a great way to simplify your eating schedule and free up time while practicing better eating habits. If you are trying to stick to a strict diet, meal prepping takes the stress…

Surviving Remote Work with Babies and Toddlers

Working remotely is ideal for parents with small children. You can be present for your child’s needs and pay attention to their daily development while earning a living at home. As ideal as it sounds, the balancing act that this requires can be exhausting. Parents of Children With All Special Needs (POCWASN) helps support parents…

10 Tips for Saving Money

No matter what your yearly income looks like, it’s always a good idea to try to save money where you can. There could come a day when you need to replace an appliance, or you might want to take a family vacation with loved ones. If you prepare for a “rainy day,” you less likely…

National Autism Month

In honor of National Autism Month, we wanted to share with you some excellent resources to help you. Parenting a child with autism during ‘regular’ times takes a lot of resources, but with everything going on in the world today, it’s even more imperative that you have the resources for you and your child to…

5 Halloween Tips for Children on the Spectrum

Trick-or- treat! The holiday season is upon us and that starts with Halloween! For parents with children on the spectrum the idea of dressing their child up and going out trick-or-treating may feel a bit stressful. That is okay, because we are here to put your worries at ease and help you and your child…

Self-Care for Emotional Healing

“Emotional health is an important part of overall health. People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. … It means you are aware of your emotions. You can deal with them, whether they are positive or negative. Emotionally healthy people still feel stress, anger, and sadness.” – Family Doctor . org Life certainly…

Self-Care Activities To Do With Kids

Looking for some new fun activities to do with your kids? Look no further. We would like to share with you 50 great ideas that encourage self-care and precious moments to enjoy with your children.  For information on the many self-care services provided through POCWASN, please visit www.POCWASN.org or send an email to info@pocwasn.org.