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.
Since Halloween is right around the corner, I figured why not gather some of my boy's favorite silly monster stuff to share with you! Even though you can use these fun finds all year round, it is a great way to put a fun spin on Halloween, especially during a time...read more
Check out this fun and easy kid's craft, recycled bracelets! With two simple supplies; Clean socks, tights, and/or leggings (preferably ones that are mismatched or worn out) Scissors Recycled Bracelets Directions Cut the toe off of the sock Pick any width you'd like,...read more
If you bottled up summer into a cocktail, it would be this hard strawberry lemonade punch cocktail recipe! Lemons.... summer. Strawberries... summer. Ice cold drinks.... summer. Everything that has to do with this drink screams summer to me. Hard Strawberry Lemonade...read more
Even though I saw my son's autism diagnosis coming, nothing prepared me. It knocked me down, even though I was ready for the impact. Now what? Navigating through this is not going to be easy. When J was two we enrolled him a preschool program, that was 2.5 years ago....read more
I finally sat down and made the best emoji finds list to help fill your life with these adorable emojis! My list includes a little bit of everything, from an emoji backpack, card games, stamps, and even an Emoji Gumball Machine. My boys love everything that has to do...read more
My son's autism diagnosis took years of observation, multiple doctors, paperwork, and a variety of tests. Both my husband and I knew that when our youngest son, J, started to show a language delay when he was a toddler that something was going on. We discussed it...read more
My kiddo loves everything emoji, so it was no surprise when this emoji snack mix became his new all time favorite! It couldn't come at a better time, because the Emoji movie is coming out in theaters July 28th, 2017! All of those emoji expressions give us parents the...read more
Take the journey down Autism Road Paving the road to where we are today has been one difficult journey to navigate. It all comes down to an adventure centered around finding a village for my family. Since my youngest son was born a little over 4 years ago, a lot has...read more
How to Make a Living as a Freelance Writer You can make a living as a freelance writer by building your own business from the ground up, and do your own thing. Or you can start small and sign up for a few websites like People Per Hour and Copify to get your feet wet...read more
My mom, Linda Dunlap, was a school teacher and had been since I was young. She LOVED her job. Everything she did was centered around her students learning in a fun environment. She made learning fun and easy for hundreds of students. As I grew up and the months turned...read more
Shark week is greeted with anticipation and excitement in my house, every single year. Let's celebrate with these shark week s'more treats! All 3 of my boys love sharks. They have book after book about these incredible creatures. They also don't dare miss an episode...read more
This post contains Amazon affiliate links. To find out more, read our disclosure statement. J-E-L-L-O! I love Jello. There are so many different things you can do with it... and the best part, it is kid friendly. When I was young, my mom and dad use to make me and my...read more
The perfect healthy, frozen treat Raspberry and Kiwi Ice Pops! With summer comes the heat. Instead of cooling down with a bunch of ice cold treats that are full of extra sugar and junk, keep it simple. With a little bit of pureed fruit, ice pop molds, and a bit of...read more
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo I made this delicious margarita cupcakes recipe! I have been celebrating this day since I was young. If Cinco de Mayo landed on a school day, we would have a huge celebration complete with mariachi bands and beautiful dancers in their...read more