Recently, I discussed some tips on traveling without your autistic child. I specifically discussed how I had attended my annual writer’s conference in San Francisco and how I dealt with leaving my child for several days. This time, I went away for one night to attend a two-day autism conference. The conference was called the “All Ages and Abilities Autism/Aspergers Conference.” … [Read more...] about Attending an Autism Conference
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The following is a guest post from Leslie Newton from timi & leslie OK Ladies. Let’s get real here. As much as we love it, it’s hard to be a mama. Between raising our children, working (and I mean working at an office or being a stay-at-home mom, it’s all hard work!) managing a household and having some kind of social life, it seems that making time for … [Read more...] about A Manic Mommy’s Guide to Looking Great!
Diabetes now affects nearly 26 million Americans and 79 million people have "prediabetes," according to 2011 estimates released Wednesday by the CDC. These numbers mean that about 1 in 12 Americans have diabetes, a disease in which the body has trouble processing sugar. The new figure marks a 9 percent increase from the 2008 estimate of 23.6 … [Read more...] about 105 Million in U.S. have Diabetes or Prediabetes, Says CDC
Though the Internet can be a wonderful tool for learning and staying connected with others, it is also a place where online predators lurk, looking for their next victim. The anonymity of the Internet means that the 13-year-old "friend" that your teen is talking with may not really be 13 at all. It's up to you to protect your children from online predators. With … [Read more...] about How to Protect Kids From Online Predators
Many parents of single children wonder if children with siblings have certain social advantages over their single child. While single children may have less interaction with peers, especially during early childhood, these kids seldom suffer from their lack of siblings. Encouraging your only child to develop healthy relationships and positive behaviors may help him succeed in … [Read more...] about Only Child Social Behavior Problems