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Articles I’ve Published, With the Newest First. Enjoy!
Why Your Ambivalence About Your Autism Diagnosis Exposes Your Ignorance
If you think stigma has been erased from autism, you are living in a dream world of extreme privilege.
5 Tips for Teaching Autistic Kids Calming Breath
I seized a golden opportunity to teach my kid self-regulation.
How to Use Empathy to Stay on the Same Team When Your Kid is Struggling
The most important thing you can do when your neurodivergent child is having a hard time is not what you think.
Unfortunately No One Has Ever Been Punished Into Learning a New Skill
Is havoc happening at home? Are you at a loss when it comes to your neurodivergent kid’s intense behaviors?
Radical Loving Kindness During the Struggle
When you are grounded in self-love, it helps all of us.
Hey Scientists: Mice Do Not Have Autism!
My kid’s 7th grade science teacher showed a video claiming fecal matter cures autism in mice… but guess what?
Why I’m Obsessed With the Japanese TV Show ‘Old Enough!’
Yes, the toddlers running errands in this controversial television show are adorable, but that’s not what I love about…
3 Fun, Quick Tips to Help You Feel More Focused
Mindfulness and simple movement breaks can support your brain health.
Neurodiverse Families, What Are Your Tips to Get Ready for Halloween?
Until we can make trick-or-treating more inclusive, let’s share our hacks for getting through spooky season with…
For a More Inclusive Future This Father’s Day, Let’s Smash the Patriarchy
Can we create more family harmony and heal our oppressive culture by supporting caregiver equity?
Systemic and Family Denial Leaves Our Children Isolated, Causing Overwhelming Distress
This spring, as everything is blooming and coming alive, there is so much tragic, preventable and innocent death.
Every Morning I Doubt My Mothering, and Most Days I Embrace My Imperfection
I know am not the only parent cracking open, so when I wake up to the list my inner critic has been writing all night…
3 Reasons Why You Should Forgive Yourself for Being an Imperfect Parent
As a new parent, I was riddled with guilt because I had the unreasonable expectation that I was supposed to know what…
‘Surface Pressure’ From ‘Encanto,’ Feels Like an Anthem for Parents of Intense Kids
Luisa’s longing is so relatable — to relax and make space for pleasure — and I also relate to the internal pressure to…
‘Come From Away’ Brought Me Home
As the characters were having cathartic human experiences on stage, I had mine from my seat.
Would You Say Those Unkind Words to Someone You Love?
These 3 steps to mindful self-acceptance will improve all your relationships, especially the one with yourself.
Here’s A Gift for You, 10.8K Followers!
I’d like to share something with you, readers, that might help during these violent and unstable times.
Wheated’s Warm Welcome
Many families with autistic kids avoid going out to restaurants, but just like anyone else we crave a “third place”…
How You Can Find Peace While Parenting Intense Atypical Kids
Becoming a mindful parent is hard on the days when despair is my default.
How to Find Peace in Every Step With Walking Meditation
On January 22, 2022 Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Master and activist, died at 95.
Autistic Kids & Making Friends
My son had to be taught friendship skills explicitly, and now he has a few true friends.
As Omicron Surges, the Sound of Sirens Triggers a Stress Response
Ambulance meditation to support you in difficult times
Home Covid-19 Tests Stir Up Gendered Trauma
It was sitting on the kitchen table: negative. A relief. No, it was not a pregnancy test. Have you noticed that they…
How Yoga Helps Me to Feel Enthusiastic and Avoid Burnout
This year I’m going to be present for my untamable heart-mind, and listen closely for the boundaries it needs to…
3 Mindfulness Benefits of Journaling
Gain inner stillness and acceptance by asking yourself questions.
Reimagining Righteous Anger
I’m reading two books which deal with shadow, a topic I’m drawn to like moth to flame.
White Boy Tears
The problem isn’t Kyle Rittenhouse crying, it’s our culture’s discomfort and reflexive need to appease him.
Will Your Family Choose Overwhelm This Holiday Season? - Mutha Magazine
Lessons From Lockdown For some families of kids with disabilities, last year's holiday season was actually the best…
10 Years of Learning to Parent My Neurodivergent Kid
A letter to the fierce, brave and loving parent I was 10 years ago.
Was Your Child Recently Diagnosed With Autism?
3 reassuring Instagram Reels for you, from a parent who has been there.
Why I'm Not Punishing My Tween: Mindful parenting helps me remember my role as a guide - Mutha…
My son is 10 and entering middle school. I see him struggling with himself. I see him having a harder time accepting…
Why Don’t YOU Get Off?
Parenting under the intolerant gaze and judgmental mutterings of ableism.
I Became a Yoga Teacher After 9/11
In the wake of September 11, 2001, becoming a yoga and meditation teacher was the answer to my helplessness.
Mourning a Healing Justice Haven
Yoga, healing and social justice trailblazer closing in Brooklyn
5 Steps to Calm & Successful IEP Meetings
My framework for getting through our annual Individualized Education Program meetings with confidence.
Make Late Summer Memories
There’s a lot we can’t control, but we can wrangle our family’s hopes and intentions into a plan with a life of its…
Is Home for Growing Roots or Petals?
Recalling a nomadic childhood, my sense memories are the only reason I know that I was really there
Techniques for Better Sleep, Based in Restorative Yoga
Can’t sleep? Try these techniques right now, and then build the habits that help you the most
Why I Am No Longer Judging My Mothering
I resent the expectations, especially during a pandemic.
Mindful Parenting for Atypical Families
How can the foundations of mindful parenting possibly work when we have intense kids?
Ground Yourself During a Tense Parenting Moment
How will you survive the storm of your child’s big emotions?
Will Your Family Thrive This Summer?
Are you secretly terrified of all that unstructured time with your atypical kids?
Restorative Yoga to Welcome Spring
Drop judgement and allow both restlessness and spaciousness this season.
How Vulnerability and Mindfulness Transformed My Parenting
My path from confusion to courage
A Step-by-Step Guide To Help Parents Develop Self-Compassion
How to explore negative feelings honestly, and grow through the experience
How To Teach Atypical Family Yoga
Unconditional positive regard is the key to seeing kids shine, no matter how neurotypical they are
“Gratitude Makes Optimism Sustainable”
How this quote by Michael J. Fox is helping my relationship
3 Breathing Patterns to Get Out of Overwhelm
Breathe out your burnout so you can rest and change the world!
Banish Burnout With Boundaries, Sleep, Movement, and Joy
How I’m peeling myself off the floor
The Path of Awakening: Walking Meditation in Pandemic Times
My current meditation practice is relevant to what's happening now. It is triage. It must sustain and comfort, feeding…
Parents, How’s Your Primary Relationship?
When you are hard on yourself, there are ripple effects.
Soak Up Your Connection to Happiness
Focus on a cherished memory regularly to saturate your brain with connections that spark joy
Parents, Your Wellness is a Valuable Resource
Don’t run out of gas. Many parents with intense kids feel there’s no time for self-care. 5 things I do to refuel, and…
Illuminate Your Shadows and Ignite Your Courage: Meditate with Fire on Winter Solstice
by Kate Lynch This year, we need ritual more than ever. Every solstice and equinox, I set aside time to gain clarity…
Can Your Family Enjoy Thanksgiving Despite Sensory Overload?
Support for atypical kids doesn’t stop on holidays.
How to Weather a Meltdown
Kids aren’t the only ones who have emotional storms. I had one yesterday!
My 15 Favorite Guide Books for Parenting an Atypical Kid
My family found harmony and joy with their help.
Election Meditation Practice of Calling in Protection for Those Most at Risk
Creating a Circle of Protection and Courage
Special Needs Children Are Leading the Future of Parenting
Confusion is welcome, inquiry is essential.
Can We Talk About Bullying?
Mindfulness helps us stay calm in the moment, even though we feel hurt
How To Create a Sensory Oasis At Home When You’re Not Rich
Caring for atypical kids doesn’t have to involve piles of cash
What 3 Yoga Students Taught Me About Inclusive Parenting
What experiences in your life have shown you what matters most?
by Kate Lynch Stop everything, breathe consciously, and listen. Every time I heard one, I would put my hand on my heart…
6 Soothing Yoga Strategies Helping Me Through the Pandemic
Taking care of myself can’t to be a long, indulgent process right now. COVID-19 has changed my practice, and that’s…
Finding Self-Acceptance and Compassion in Pandemic Parenting
We're in the middle of a global crisis. You'd think us parents could give ourselves a break! We've been tossed into…
Why Do They Call Me Ocean’s Mama?
Also known as Kate Lynch, I’m a yoga & meditation teacher, and a parent. Before all that, I was a writer.
Why I Was Grateful To Be A Shell of Emptiness
Nothing will shatter if we take time to reflect.
To Wear a Mask or Not, is That the Question? 😷
It Is Like Picking Up Your Dog Poop. No One Enjoys It.
Can Yoga Actually Help During This Global Crisis?
After 9/11, becoming a yoga and meditation teacher was the answer to my helplessness. But now what do I do?
Visualizing An Amazing Future for Your Atypical Child
Don’t panic about your child’s future, do something!
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