Anyone looking for a light, breezy read today might feel the urge to click elsewhere when I mention that September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. But wait! If you stick with me, you’ll soon see that this is an article about health, hope, and happiness — and how you can achieve each of those things for yourself and your family. _________ Earlier this year, I … [Read more...] about How to Be a Superhero (Magic Not Required)
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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)
The other day I was walking my two dogs on our street. My son was walking with me. Before we left the house, he had asked if he could bring a chocolate milk with him and drink it on the walk. I said yes and thought nothing of it. As we were walking, the plastic that covers the straw, which my son had removed and was carrying in his hand, had gotten away from him and blew into … [Read more...] about Safety Scares: Children With Autism Require Extra Awareness
There are many medication-free methods for getting relief from your headaches or even eliminating them altogether. Try these medication alternatives for pain relief: 1. Caffeine Did you know that small amounts of caffeine can help relieve pain from mild tension headaches? According to this interesting article “One way that caffeine may help is by blocking brain receptors to … [Read more...] about Headache Remedies- No Pills Required!
"Be consistent" is popular parenting advice from many parenting experts. While it is important to be consistent (in other words, do not let your child eat sugary snacks one day and punish her for the same behavior the next day), it is much more important to be repetitive. In my opinion, repetition is one of the most important, if not the most important parenting … [Read more...] about Why Parenting Requires “Repetition”