I heard Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of, Lean In, speak at BlogHer ’13 last month, and I must admit to being surprised at how much I identified with her message. The question the Lean In campaign asks each of us is, “What could you do if you weren’t afraid?” I’ve lived my life afraid for as long as I can remember, and I’d venture to say my h...more
The first week I had my smartphone my special needs child tackled me and the screen cracked. More and more special needs kids rely on IPads , IPod minis and other devices to communicate but these items are very fragile - and the standard protective cases are sometimes not enough. Two lines of foam cases can help special needs kids prolong the lives of their beloved tech gadgets - Big Grips and KidBox.Read more here....more
Summer isn’t what it used to be. Back in my day everyone got off on the same day and went back the same day. Now it’s all over the place; some went two weeks ago, some are going tomorrow, some are going after Labor Day.Whatever.I can barley keep track of my own kids schedule, let alone some one else’s....more
With back to school right around the corner, making the transition from summer break to a back to school mind-frame can be tough. But, there are some creative ways to get the kids’ heads back in the game....more
I have a history of loving Summer. I loved Summer as a kid because, well, duh. Then, after 18 years of schooling, I decided to stay in school and teach. I loved Summer as a teacher because, well, duh. And the whole Summer deal was sweetened by the fact that my birthday occurs during it....more
A week before you head out, ask your kids to do some "window shopping" by visiting the web sites of their favorite stores. Check for sales in the fliers in Sunday's paper or on your favorite shopping blogs.Make a List...more
It's the most exciting time of the year for bargain shoppers who have kids in school (or for anyone who likes cheap office supplies). For some people, school supply shopping is a big, fun, traditional spending spree. It was for my mom and me. But I’ve made this time of year into a big, fun, traditional savings spree. We watch the sales fliers each week, gather our quarters and our school supply list, and see how little we can spend to get the things we need. On our best year, we spent only $9 on school supplies.