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
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A little girl . . . was in a drawing lesson. She was six, and she was at the back, drawing, and the teacher said this girl hardly ever paid attention, and in this drawing lesson, she did. The teacher was fascinated. She went over to her, and she said, “What are you drawing?” And the girl said, “I'm drawing a picture of God.” And the teacher said, “But nobody knows what God … [Read more...] about Seven Ways to Give our Kids the Right Gifts for Their Future
Disclosure: The following post is a sponsored conversation for the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® Program from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. a ModernMom giveaway My life is anything but leisurely and I have a very tightly packed schedule. I have six active children and I know that my health is important, not only to myself but to my family as well! That's why it is very important … [Read more...] about Tips For Setting Fitness Goals
In today’s world, we all know the basics of how to get fit: eat right, make good choices, and maintain balance. And if you don’t know the basics, then the resources for learning them are endless - Internet, magazines, TV shows, and all the "helpful" advice of friends, loved ones, and complete strangers. Being healthy is even interwoven into our pop culture. “The Biggest … [Read more...] about Do You Need to be Frightened Into Fitness?
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Confucius The journey of motherhood could be described as perhaps the most strenuous thousand mile journey life offers. I think all mothers would agree. Pregnancy, labor and delivery, and recovering your mind and body afterward are difficult tasks, without considering the all consuming task of mothering. Oprah … [Read more...] about Prenatal Yoga That Fits You