My 5-year-old son recently had a little friend over. They found one of the sisters’ cootie catchers (yes, I provided a picture so you know what I’m talking about) and were having some fun with it. Eventually the friend picked “number 7” and my son opened it up and read the comment. It said “You will marry Justin Bieber.” His friend innocently replied “I can’t marry him … [Read more...] about What to Say When Kids Raise Tough Questions?
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You can almost hear the tears of kids everywhere this time of year because of the inevitable BACK-TO-SCHOOL. Some parents are secretly jumping for joy to get their kids back on a routine, while some are dreading the early morning chaos and afternoon homework struggles. But I do think one thing is common for most of us, and that's our love of brand new fun products! In … [Read more...] about Back To School Must-Haves
I’ve often heard parents talk about the difficulties their kids have with transitions. Sometimes it’s a change in routine, a change in wardrobe or a change in living situations. I’ve never had big issues with my kids and transitions. Even my child with autism didn’t struggle too much in this department. And I used to think parents dealing with normal transitional … [Read more...] about My Little Creature Of Habit
This week I want to share a guest post from Jess Block Nerren. Her son has autism and was recently diagnosed with cancer. Here is her heartfelt story:Autism and pediatric cancer. Autism and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. No matter how you say those two together, it sounds tough.My son Royce, 8, with autism was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma about 60 days ago, on March 3, 2014.We went … [Read more...] about When My Child With Autism Was Diagnosed With Cancer
There is something so special about a sunny spring day! Glorious green color begins to pop up all around us. Plants are pushing through the earth, spring flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and a fresh sense of renewal lingers in the air. It’s a truly magnificent feeling. Although it is later than usual this year, Easter is right around the corner and chocolate has been … [Read more...] about Double Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies [Dairy, Soy, Egg & Gluten-Free]