Welcome! Thank you for visiting. I have created Thistle Hill with one thing in mind. I want to help create more love, caring, understanding, education, and inclusion in this world. With so much tension, hate, and wrong information flying around us, it’s time to take a stand.
The most powerful way I can do this is by raising my kids to reflect those morals. The second most powerful way to help this cause is by sharing my story to encourage you to do the same with your children.
I am a wife, mom, virtual assistant, small business owner, chaser of dreams, and advocate of inclusion and the truth.
One of my favorite things to do is research and write. This is where I share everything for others to enjoy, learn, laugh, and find some incredible Amazon goodies.
Thank you for visiting! Together I know we can make the world a better place for everyone.
Hands up for all the households who have been taken over by Fortnite! For all of those kids that want to get the W, check out these 20+ insane Fortnite gift ideas! Racing to first place is the most important task of the day. Now onto the second most important task of...read more
I hope our story helps enables you to calm anxiety in one way or another. My little boy is super anxious and suffers from severe separation anxiety. Every day he faces challenges and obstacles that take all his energy and efforts to overcome. That is a huge weight to...read more
Dear Angry Facebook User, The only thing I know about you is your cemented, arrogant opinion regarding special needs children and their right to attend a classroom as their peers do. We didn't get along and you were very angry. Instead of continuing the painful...read more
When family stops calling... something changes you. You find yourself frantically looking for ways to cope. It feels like your village starts to come undone. You feel that wall of security starting to crumble. When my mom passed away, I was only 24 and my life...read more
It's finally Fall Y'all! Let's celebrate with a little fall fun by completing this fantastic fall bucket list for families! If you haven't already started planning your family's fun fall calendar, what are you waiting for? Fall means those hot, hot, summer days are...read more
Keep your special needs kiddo safe with the best GPS tracker for kids. With real-time monitoring, the call in feature, and more there will be no more panic attacks. Keeping my autistic eloper safe is at the top of my list of priorities. My first go to tool to keep him...read more
I LOVE Halloween! From the falling leaves, cool nights, decorations, to the Halloween treats, it is a season that my entire family gets excited about. I've hunted down only the best Halloween treats for you to devour this year. You'll find a witch's cauldron, some...read more
Let's get the Halloween party started with these adorable DIY Frankenstein Halloween Treat Baskets! They are SUPER easy to make which makes them the perfect choice for a kid's craft. We all love a spooky scare... these baskets are beyond perfect for a Halloween...read more
No matter how many children you have, shopping with an autistic toddler is a completely different experience. Some children scream, are loud, extremely grabby, frightened (and cry), or run away at every given opportunity. As a parent, this can be a number of emotions....read more
It's time to start the school year off on the right foot with these 20+ ways to make the first day of school special. Changing routines, starting a new year, and possibly even a new school for some of your kiddos can be so very stressful! I'm here to make it fun! ...read more
Preparing for school to start can create a major case of first day jitters. The first day of school can be tough for both parents and children. It can be especially difficult if this is the first time they are attending school. As a parent, you have prepared yourself...read more
If you adore the magical fox as much as I do, you have to check out these unique fox gifts. Fox gifts, attire, home furnishings, socks, and thank you cards are just a few of the goodies I have been able to find on Amazon.com. Unique Fox Gifts Baby Fox Backpack Too...read more
Dirt, dinos, delicious treats you can easily make (and devour!) is the perfect equation to a kid-friendly recipe! I absolutely love making things to eat in the kitchen with my boys. Whether the end result is a yummy treat, nourishing meal, snack or burned toast, I...read more
These slime green gift ideas will give your gift-giving game a spin in the right direction. Slime green is a color that sticks out more than most. I have speckles of it around my house because my boys love the color. It jumps out at you and demands your attention......read more
Avocados from Mexico! I can hear the jingle playing now. Don't deny it... let the catchy tune bounce around while you pick up some of these fun and incredible items that revolve around the goodness of avocados from Amazon. Sporting avocados have taken on an...read more
Becoming financial stable is a task in itself. Adding the extra expenses that autism families have to the mix make it next to impossible for many households. Being on this financial road myself, I decided to share what I know about financial tips and tricks for...read more
Thistle Hill is excited to announce a giveaway for two tickets to the upcoming movie, I Can Only Imagine. It just so happens to have a release date that lands on my mom's birthday. What a great way to celebrate a women that was devoted to the Lord as much as Bart...read more
Check out my list of books that can teach boys all about the meaning of love. These Valentine's day books for boys are perfect for any day of the year, in fact, they help shape and guide boys to add something that is needed dearly these days.... LOVE! Boys are...read more
My son started ABA preschool at a therapy center to help him with his Autism spectrum diagnosis. It didn't take long before he stopped ABA preschool. The class had several students, along with a Habilitative Interventionist for each student. ABA preschool did not go...read more
Last week, my kiddo started ABA preschool. It wasn't easy... It was a gigantic step. Ever since J was diagnosed as being on the Autism spectrum just four months ago, I have been trying to find a program that will help him thrive. All of the experts, doctors, and...read more