Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) presents as a combination of factors when a child is young. Difficulty with social skills and communication along with a unique set of strengths and differences characterizes the condition. While autistic children possess their own individual talents and skills, some of their behaviors can be challenging. Sleep…Continue
Added by Sophia Belnap on November 17, 2017 at 12:17pm — No Comments
Down the train steps, I went. " I am HOMELESS and HUNGRY can you please HELP" read the sign. He looked to be in his late teens perhaps early twenties but I just glanced in a rush,…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on November 12, 2017 at 11:39am — No Comments
My son will be turning 7-years old in December. I am guilty of looking at him sometimes and only seeing my precious little toddler who needs his mother to hold his hand in everything he does. I cringe when he swings too high on the swing set, for fear of him falling. My heart beats a bit faster when he charges across the Monkey Bars, what if he misses a step? What if he scrapes his knee? What if he bumps his head?…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on November 11, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Daylight Savings Time is here, did you enjoy your extra hour? This change among other things helps signal that the Holiday season is once again upon us. Time to start preparing for what…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on November 5, 2017 at 11:43am — No Comments
Bloggers Challenge to share: 5 Things That IRK Me, From Petty To Principal…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on November 2, 2017 at 8:59pm — No Comments
I'm going to jump right into this one just because I am so passionate about this next statement.
Stop teaching your kids to be so nice and polite to adults. Stop teaching them that the "teacher" is to be respected always and stop teaching them to "just go with the program".…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on October 29, 2017 at 2:39pm — No Comments
Mommy-hood sprung on you like flowers in the springtime, after the stork dropped a bundle of joy at your door and forgot to leave the dad. Devastating, but not the end of the world.
Here’s what you should know: Being single is not a disease. Being a single mom is not a handicap. To find yourself solely responsible for the health and well-being of a child can be…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on October 17, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project? It is a worldwide movement to create a safer Halloween experience for all kids. It is about raising awareness of food allergies and promoting inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.
My boys do not have food allergies, and like any…
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 9, 2017 at 7:27pm — No Comments
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Dear Southwest Airlines, Wanna get away? Quite frankly, Yes. I Do! Here's why, and how you can help:
O.K., here's the skinny. Growing up, my mom always told me—and yours probably told you the same—closed mouths don't get fed. …Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on October 5, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments
Do you seem to have the same reaction to problems that arise over and over again which only make matters worse? Does your temper and shortness with others get in the way of you Being the Best you? Are you repeating past mistakes and still have no idea why? Well here's the answer...the problem is You.
You know how the definition of crazy is doing the same things over and over expecting different results? Well if you keep having the same issues because you keep handling…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on October 1, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments
It's a tough world out there. Many women find themselves shouldering the burden of a family alone. You may wonder if it is possible for a single mother to support her family on a single income. The truth that we all know, however, is that anything is possible. Here are some tips to…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on September 26, 2017 at 3:49pm — No Comments
For the most part, single moms are well-equipped to handle most situations. Whether it is the fruitless search for a lost toy or putting the fear of God in your young ones whenever they threaten to go astray, mothers pride themselves in being able to handle whatever curve balls that…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on September 18, 2017 at 7:39pm — No Comments
Now that it is September most kids are all back to school by now. If you have kids I’m sure you have helped or been asked to help in their classroom. I know there are moms and dads who are very involved in PTA or as a room parent. I also know there are parents who don’t know how they can find the time to get involved in PTA or the classroom. There have been times when I have been very involved…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on September 6, 2017 at 8:47pm — No Comments
When our son was younger, we would ask him questions we thought he didn't know the answer to, just to hear the funny answers he would come up with.…Continue
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Have kids going back to school? I know after staying up late and sleeping in for summer break it can take some time to get back into the groove. Here are 6 tips to help your children adjust back to their school sleep schedule.
Added by Jessica Briggs on August 16, 2017 at 3:29pm — No Comments
Integrating healthy foods into your child's diet can be challenging. Children haven't fully developed their palettes like adults have. This is important because it can be attributed to why your child is being a picky eater. Also, this is why you need to encourage the child to add new flavors to his or her…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on August 14, 2017 at 3:02pm — No Comments
Many parents think that when their young child becomes a toddler they're in less danger of household accidents thanks to their increased motor control. However, because toddlers are curious and have the ability to move around on their own, they are prone to a new host of accidents,…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on August 9, 2017 at 1:07pm — No Comments
As my daughter prepares for her first year of middle school, I am having all sorts of feelings. There are moments when I am excited but anxious the next.
I want my daughter to enjoy and be successful in middle school. I have an opportunity to actively and positively guide and influence her experience.
Parenting older kids has a way of making parents feel as if they are alone. Research shows that parents of…Continue
Added by Tiffany Benyacko on August 8, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments