When our son first began with autism services, he was only fifteen months old. We were scared and didn’t know what was happening to us or to our child.We decided to concentrate on our son. We focused only on him and what he needed at that time. We read a lot of books, but we didn’t tell most of the people in our lives what we were doing because we didn’t know HOW to explain … [Read more...] about Does “WHY” My Son Has Autism Really Matter?
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It's almost Mother's Day so it's definitely time to give some hints to help out your kids/partner or to shop for your own mom. Here are a few ideas we would love to receive - practical but cool! We all could drink more water, so why not enliven your water with GEMS! Yep, ViA is GemWater-To-Go - it's a premium glass bottle with a hand-crafted pod full of gems. Fill with … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day Gifts You’ll Really Like
Last week, I spoke with the founders of Girls Leadership, whose mission it is to equip girls with the skills to exercise the power of their voice. In our discussion, we spoke about the importance of actively teaching social justice, particularly to girls. We are in a unique time period, one in which we are beginning to see a turn-of-the-tide on many levels. In order to leverage … [Read more...] about Why Social Justice Matters & What We Can Learn from Emma Gonzales, Naomi Wadler, & Edna Chavez
Raising kids is the toughest job in the world, and no parent is perfect (in spite of what's posted on your Instagram feed). Fortunately, appearances don’t matter when we’re spending time with our families, and we get to be who we really are. And the fact is, from time to time, we all have to make some compromises—smelly, funky, messy compromises. While most of us are fairly … [Read more...] about Come Clean, Parents! | What’s Your Real Cleaning Style?
Is staying at home with your children, instead of working outside the home, really a job? This was the topic of discussion on The Today Show with Al, Willie and Tamron. A blogger mom wrote a blog post recently that is causing quite a stir of emotions among the stay at home mommy community. In her post, she stated that "Being a stay-at-home mother to your own kids is not a … [Read more...] about Is Staying At Home With Your Kids Really A Job?