When I was growing up, “homework time” looked like this: books and papers spread across the kitchen table, TV turned off and all other distractions kept to a minimum, including phone calls with friends (on the shared family phone with the eternally tangled chord). Mom-enforced. Fast forward several decades. Recently, I went upstairs to check on my 17-year-old son, who was … [Read more...] about Smart Phones are Smart for Homework Time, Too
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Handicapped Parking for Autistics I recently got into a spirited conversation with a couple other AutMoms regarding autism and whether or not people with autism should get handicapped placards. What is the issue? I responded to a Facebook post which was a page from an AutDad's blog. The post was about getting handicapped parking for autistic children. In the first … [Read more...] about Handicapped Parking for Autistics
“There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.” - Ralph Waldo EmersonI thought I had it down. Both my babies had been such perfect textbook sleepers, Harvey Karp would have been proud. Swaddle and soothe worked like a charm, as if Sleeping Beauty herself watched over their dreams. But now it’s payback. My children … [Read more...] about Help! My Sleepless Toddler Is Breaking Me!
When I found out I’d get to interview Academy Award nominated screenwriter and (fabulous) actress Nia Vardalos, I actually let out a girlie squee. This wasn't just because she’d written and starred in two of my favorite movies - My Big Fat Greek Wedding and My Life in Ruins. Mainly, I knew we’d get along because of three things: 1. We are both Libras 2. We both love Imagination … [Read more...] about Nia Vardalos on Adoption and Becoming an “Instant Mom”