Autism and Staying Positive Even though my son is fifteen—the age for LOTS of challenges (autism-related and age-related)—I do believe parents need to try to stay positive as often as possible. Yet, it is challenging for us parents. How do you stay positive? I’ll be honest, it’s not easy when you’re dealing with the attitude of a fifteen-year-old. They can be surly … [Read more...] about Autism and Staying Positive
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Barbeque season is here along with all of its usual fun - outdoor games and delicious food! A few weeks ago, we had a cookout and each arrived with the platters of food that everyone expects (our vegetable crudité) in addition to something else healthy and also yummy. This year, Lyssie brought a spinach, artichoke, and fennel salad with citrus salsa, and Tammy took fruit … [Read more...] about 6 Tips for Staying Slim During BBQ (and Bikini) Season!
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?
I swore I would not be the kind of mom who micro-managed my kids' college applications. No helicoptering for me. No sirree, I was too wise and evolved for that kind of shallow "my kids define me" mentality.My grandparents and my parents went to college. I went to college. My kids work hard and play hard at good schools; all predictors were excellent that my children would go to … [Read more...] about Staying Out of Our Kids’ College Applications