My son interest in music has been hit or miss. He liked listening to songs a few years ago, but then it went away. It's came back last summer as we were on a driving trip. He has never really been drawn to musical instruments. Why are musical instruments sometimes hard for our kids? In the book, “Ido in Autismland,“ written by a non-verbal teenager with autism, the author … [Read more...] about The Arts and Children with Autism
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Autumn and children go together like peanut butter and jelly. From the apple orchard to the pumpkin patch, falling leaves to Halloween, there are many activities for children of all ages to enjoy during the crisp fall season. Front lawns adopt the seasonal hues through cornstalks, potted mums, and pumpkins. Kids enjoy carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns in the days … [Read more...] about How to Paint a Pumpkin
Spring is here and summer is on the way - time to get outside and plant some flowers! Now is the perfect time to prep your pots for a beautiful garden. Here are some tips for creating a flower pot of perfection: Pretty Paint Jobs With just a few coats of color, you can transform any ordinary looking flower pot into a decorative piece of art. Before painting, sand away any rough … [Read more...] about Glam Up Your Garden With Decorated Flower Pots
Our house has been crazy (well crazier than it normally is with six children running around) as my two oldest daughters have been busy preparing for their junior/senior proms. For months they have laid awake at night talking about what they would wear and shared their visions of the “Cinderella” moment that would soon be here. I told the story of my senior prom and … [Read more...] about Prom Season is Breaking My Bank Account!
There is a strategic art to packing for storage. This is a skill that takes practice, and trial and error. But when you're packing your goods for storage, you don't want to take too many chances. Here are a few packing tips that will help make sure everything goes well. 1. Get Organized Before you begin, make sure that you have the right type of boxes. Heavy items such as books … [Read more...] about The Strategic Art of Packing and Storage