When shopping for toys for your little one, things can get a little crazy. The products that companies are calling "toys" these days can be baffling to even the most progressive mommies and daddies. So how do we go about buying toys for our babies that enhance their growing minds instead of turning them to mush? According to onestepahead.com, playing is so much more than … [Read more...] about The Beginner’s Guide to Buying Baby Toys
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Of course, you want only the best for you and your family. You want to make nutritious meals to keep your family healthy. You may even be willing to pay more for the “good stuff” – organic foods, that is. And by more, I mean up to 100% more. But, is buying organic really worth the bigger dent in your family's budget?The Organic MovementOrganic food started out as a small niche … [Read more...] about Is Buying Organic Really Worth the Cost?
Mother's Day has become one of the most important days of the year: You take your mom to lunch, get handmade cards from your kids, breakfast in bed -- the day is special and it brings with it memories of our moms and childhoods. Especially being moms ourselves now, we realize the deep importance of our mothers, and how much they mean to us. But what if your mom is no longer … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day Without Mom? Some Tips…
Rant alert. Last week, the new government confirmed, by a historic tie-breaking vice presidential vote, the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. Educators, teachers unions, parents, and especially the special needs community were fearful of this woman’s confirmation. Now, it has happened. In my opinion, this is yet another low for a new government that … [Read more...] about Autism and the Future of Education in the United States
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. “ ~ Thornton Wilder I’ve been reading RJ Palacio’s 365 Days of Wonder to my children. Each morning we start the day with an inspirational thought to guide us. We take a few moments to talk, bringing the lesson home. In the morning bustle, taking this 5-minute breather helps wind … [Read more...] about Want Life Satisfaction? Generate Gratitude – Here’s How