I seem to think that my son should experience as much as reasonably (and financially) possible, even knowing that autism is going to tag along. What experience did he have this time? Well, some experiences are good (positive) and some are not so good. A year ago last winter my brother died suddenly. It was a difficult time for my family and the first family death that … [Read more...] about Autism and a Canadian Trip
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My daughter, who is nine, keeps pestering me about a cell phone. As in, when can she have one. As in, so many of her friends have them (so many equaling three, and they all have divorced parents who want to be able to call them directly). I keep telling her that we’ll discuss it when she’s older, because right now, I don’t really see the point of her having a cell phone. … [Read more...] about Does My Tween Really “Need” A Cell Phone?
Nearly 2 million home burglaries are reported in the United States each year, and the majority of these burglaries occur in the summer months. The scariest part of this statistic for parents is the summertime rise in home break-ins typically correlates with when their children are home without an adult. A recent U.S. Census Bureau report illustrated that 7 million of the … [Read more...] about Prepare Your Kids for Summer Burglary Season
Your house alarm system is triggered in the middle of the night, you're home alone with your kids. Quick. What do you do? 3…2…1…go.It's hard to know for sure until you find yourself in this situation, as I did last week. But first, a little background: In high school, I took a course (NLS) to become a lifeguard in order to earn extra money. The majority of the … [Read more...] about The Last Thing You Want To Hear At 1 AM
Has your husband ever complained about your driving? Well guess what... women are actually better at parking than men, according to a recent study. Over the course of a month, the U.K. parking operator NCP surveyed 2,5000 of its customers and ranked them on various aspects of parking. Criteria included appropriate parking speed, technique, accuracy and time taken to park a … [Read more...] about New Study Finds Women Are Better At Parking, So Booyah!