Do you have a nonverbal kid? Maybe they have autism or other special abilities that prevent them from talking well. But that shouldn't hold them back this holiday season. Inspired by our family's connections with autistic children, I decided to do something to hopefully help these kiddos enjoy some independence and socialization at Halloween and Christmas. So I designed a couple of helpful tshirts ... Read More about Halloween & Christmas Tshirts for Nonverbal Kids
How many of us have said to our lady friends online or in passing, "Let's get together soon!"? I know I do it all the time, and I really, really mean to. But life happens, and we all get busy. At least that's what we say, but relationships with friends and family are important. If you're looking for get-together ideas for ladies, here are some great, simple ideas to get you ... Read More about 7 Fun, Easy, Inexpensive Get-Together Ideas for Ladies
It's true that life can only be understood when we look back upon it. But we have to LIVE life going forwards. And how many of us spend too much time looking back? I first saw this inspiring quote a museum, and I just had to design my own version--with part of the quote backwards! I liked it so much that it's now hanging on my bedroom wall. Then I thought, Why not share it with ... Read More about Life Can Only Be Understood Printable: It’s Backwards!
Over the past 13 years, I've read a lot of autism books. Some were truly helpful, others not so much, and some down-right awful. Especially when a child has just been diagnosed with autism, the parents are desperate for good information. And there's a ton out there--overwhelmingly so. To be of help and to narrow down the options for a good starting point, I'd like to share four of the most helpful ... Read More about 4 of the Best Autism Books for Parents
What are some things that families do together? Most people are quick to answer with a myriad of suggestions--from A: attend a community activity to Z: visit the zoo. But when you ask, "What are some fun family activities to do with a teen?", those same people might have a blank stare. Well, I have a teen--and we have some great ideas you can do together. Family Tech Night Spend an evening ... Read More about 10 Teen Activities to Do with Your Family