College is the best four years of your life (at least, theoretically). It’s about freedom, independence, and eating cold pizza for breakfast just because you can. It’s our first foray into the “real world,” which is pretty exciting, but for parents, I suppose it can be a little frightening to watch the nest empty out. Hi. My name is April and this fall, I’ll be a college … [Read more...] about Ground Rules for Parental College Visits
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My son played in his first gaming tournament on Saturday. What was the experience like? On the one hand, I was rooting for him and wanted him to do well. He’s new at this type of competition. He loves playing the game and wants to compete. But, he’s going up against very experienced, world class players. This tournament boasted the top five players in the Smash Bros. … [Read more...] about Revisiting Autism and Gaming
When you load up the suitcases for a big vacation, you might cram in some granola bars or trail mix, but you probably aren't packing the fixings for days (or weeks) worth of meals. So unless you want pay restaurant prices, or fork over some serious cash for hotel food, you need to get creative. Here are a few good tips and tricks to help you save money on food during your … [Read more...] about Going On Vacation? Here’s How To Save Big On Food!
It's that time of year when we all take a walk through memory lane and remember our days as Girl Scouts and the deliciousness of the cookies from last year... Girls across the country are selling cookies at booths, door to door and even through Digital Cookie 2.0, a "multichannel" entrepreneurial program for girls in grades K-12 that enables them to sell cookies via their … [Read more...] about Girl Scout Cookies Are Here!
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. “ ~ Thornton Wilder I’ve been reading RJ Palacio’s 365 Days of Wonder to my children. Each morning we start the day with an inspirational thought to guide us. We take a few moments to talk, bringing the lesson home. In the morning bustle, taking this 5-minute breather helps wind … [Read more...] about Want Life Satisfaction? Generate Gratitude – Here’s How