Myths about Autism - Part Four In this blog, I'll wrap up how I would debunk myths relating to autism. Myth #16: Children with autism don't feel emotions As I discussed previously about empathy, children with autism definitely feel emotions. They get frustrated, angry, sad, happy, and feel love. They simply struggle with expressing these…
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The other day, I dropped a cast iron skillet on my pinky toe. I was aware my daughter was in earshot, so I let out a long string of faux curses that I always say, Mother of goodnessholy bananas mother farger, that hurt!
Planning to ring in the New Year with a champagne toast? Think outside of the box with these creative cocktail recipes – they’re sure to start 2013 off with a bang! Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail Ingredients (makes one drink) 1/2 ounce Cointreau or triple sec Champagne 3 ounce cranberry juice Directions Chill all of the ingredients beforehand.
It takes 21 days to break an old habit, or form a new one.
We hear a lot about family violence spiking during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. (The same stat gets spread about Superbowl Sunday.) There’s a degree of accuracy to the widespread reportage – in some place, 911 calls do rise, and most shelters are full on Christmas. We should worry about family violence, because 1 in…
I gave up on the typical, knee-jerk New Years resolutions a long time ago. You know what Im talking about: lose ten pounds, exercise more, stop eating carbs, blah, blah, blah. They never stick, and frankly, I find it depressing to be so boring and predictable.
The morning before making these homemade caramel apples, our family visited a local U-Pick Farm. It was such a beautiful day and we had a blast. It was much more fun than I was even expecting. We didnt put a lot of pressure on ourselves to fill our buckets; we simply picked what we wanted for the upcoming week. All together we spent about an hour picking gorgeous fruits, veggies and herbs, which was …
Help your child ring in the New Year by creating a New Year’s-themed craft. Creating handmade New Year’s crafts provide an opportunity for your child to learn about the holiday and have a hands-on part in the festivities. Since many New Year’s crafts can double as holiday decorations or party favors, plan to make your crafts a few days before your New Year’s celebration.
On Christmas Eve, if your children are off the wall with anticipation knowing that Santa is on his way, help them focus their energy by making a Christmas Eve craft. Doing a craft will provide your children with a creative outlet that will help ease their excitement, as well as provide you with an opportunity to create last-minute Christmas decorations or gifts.
We have to assume Santa likes some variation on Christmas Eve, so the dough in this recipe is a perfect cross between a chocolate chip and an oatmeal cookie; soft and chewy in the center with a slight crunch at the edge.