I love raising my daughters. I always wanted girls and I’m so proud that they are big-hearted, loyal and care for others. I know they are going to do great things to move the hearts and minds of people. But they’re not the only ones! Girls Giving For Good Helps Girls Give! Yesterday, I learned about a fantastic new organization started by girls for girls. Girls
As you know, all the products that we use in this house are as nontoxic as possible. I also often get samples from the various conferences and expos I go to that feature clean living products. So it was with shock that I learned that what I thought was the best natural deodorant contained aluminum! I thought it was a safe option and didn’t see
Imagine waking up the last day of your perfect Walt Disney vacation to find that your 3-year-old autistic daughter is missing. You don’t know if she’s dead or drowned in the resort’s pool or kidnapped. You fear you’ll never see her again or know what happened. Sadly, this phenomenon is all too common today among children with autism. It’s called autism wandering and it’s terrifying.
A few weeks ago, a friend asked me about yoga. “I don’t know anything about it,” she said. I was very surprised – I thought everyone knew about yoga and the benefits it can provide a stressed-out mom! My love of yoga started when I had a job with a reduced fee gym membership. I was really excited because the gym had lots of classes,
Snack time is hard. Kids are restless, bored and just want to have fun. But homework and chores are on deck, and sometimes eating can be a drag. With a child who overheats in every season, finding something that will nourish and refresh her isn’t easy! They sure do love their snacks and one thing I can count on, in any season, is that they
Kids with autism are often misunderstood, but for me, raising my autistic daughter these last 12 years has been a pleasure, an honor and a challenge that has matured me. Along the way I’ve learned so many things, that I thought it would be a great idea to share them with you. And with autism rates on the rise again, this information can be critical.
Yesterday, I got some unhappy news. A new prayer group that I’m part of will be breaking up. I’m really bummed. I had felt a true connection there, even though I’d only been a few weeks. In fact, despite our early meet time, it had already morphed into the highlight of my week, and one of the things I was saddest about this holiday season
I’ll be the first to admit: this year started and continued with lots of trepidation. It wasn’t just the (frankly) terrifying political air that stuck to everything like a bad odor. It was my fear of letting go our “beloved” charter school with Zoe’s graduation, and transitioning one child to public school for the first time, the other transitioning to high school. I *might* have
Hi everyone! I know it’s been forever since I posted, but I thought it was a great time of year to set some family goals for 2018. Actually, I’ve had them in mind – and in a notebook – for quite a while, under the title “2018 Goals for Kids.” Of course, I didn’t stop for them but added myself, and recently had reason to
Something remarkable happened this fall but I bet you didn’t know about it. The CDC updated its latest research on autism prevalence and other disabilities in the U.S for the last two years. Their findings are pretty shocking: 1 in 36 autism cases for kids aged 3 to 17. Developmental disability increased “significantly” from 2014 to 2016, from 5.76% to 6.99%. If we have 73 million