A funny story… But, it is really a story that only a part of a child on the autism spectrum can really relate to and understand. What’s the story? My son likes to put lotion on his hands. (He inherited my issue of dry hands.). He likes a certain brand. He keeps a few small bottles of lotion in his school backpack, and one large bottle in my car. About a month ago, I … [Read more...] about For Parents of Kids on the Autism Spectrum
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Marble is a favorite stone in home décor due to its unique properties that make no two colors or designs alike. While it is one of the more durable natural materials you can find, it is susceptible to breakage just like any other type of stone if it is dropped or sustains a heavy impact from a falling object. The good news is that a broken piece of marble does not mean that it … [Read more...] about How to Fix a Broken Slab of Marble
As the end of summer approaches, my family can’t help but think of our evenings under the stars. School may be starting but that’s no reason to end the fun! With ingredients in hand, and ready to roast, we created the "Don’t Let Summer End S’more Bars." Best of all, you can make these all year long in your kitchen. PS: We prefer to make our own … [Read more...] about S’more Bars Recipe (No Campfire Required)
We are well into November but I am still functioning as if it were October. October was Breast Cancer Awareness month and I jumped in to it with full force. I met some incredible men and women who have battled the disease and shared their stories. I learned so much about the statistics of the disease and the amazing people who have been touched by it. I volunteered … [Read more...] about October is Over, But My Battle with Breast Cancer Continues
Is it possible to instill a love of reading in a child who hates to read? Or is it, as Cletus from “The Simpsons” might say, “an exercise in futility”? I’ve been struggling with this question regarding my youngest son, Henry (now 12), who will be going into 7th grade in the fall. I love to read-always have. My husband is a reader. Our older two sons, Jonah (17) and Aaron (16) … [Read more...] about My Child Hates Reading!