20 Real (and Gross) Things You Need to Know About Pregnancy

I will preface this tale with a small disclaimer: If you had an easy pregnancy, you are one lucky bitch.This is not normal. Should you feel compelled to discount the torturous experiences that many of us have had, please save it for the baby book. ...more

Don't Have Kids If You Want to Be Happy

If you want to be happy, you shouldn’t have kids. That’s a fact. Or at least, Time magazine and the sociologists who conducted this study so. Parents get less sleep, have less money, and less independence. Parents have more stress, more marital ...more

In Defense of the Stage Mother

He stood on stage, happily singing and moving his arms in "perfect" coordination with the words of the songs. He was obviously having fun, as was I, and I sat there several feet away from the stage, feeling proud and joyful. I stared at my ...more

Christmas Clutter? Never Fear!

Merry Christmas! Now that you've unwrapped all the presents you carefully chose and purchased over a series of months, you get the joy of... cleaning it up. Yay? Don't fret. The following simple tips will help you organize the mess in quick ...more

Your Quality Time Matters!

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”- Thich Nhat Hanh Princess. Beautiful. Sweetheart. ...more

Party Of Five? Finding Out I'm Pregnant With Number Three

Surprise! I’m pregnant with my third child. There, I said it out loud. Now it’s real. My husband and I weren’t planning on a third, but had not yet ruled it out. I, still on the fence, was not ready to close down the baby shop. He, however, was ready the minute our second son was born. To say this comes as a complete shock is a bit of an understatement. ...more

How To Create The Perfect Activity Box For Kids

I love being able to stay at home all day with my kids, but sometimes it is hard to entertain them all day. We play with toys, go on walks, play in the yard, and once we do all those things, they ask to watch TV. Don't get me wrong, I love TV, but once they watch one movie or show, it turns into two more. So I created what we call our "Activity Box." ...more

Why Do Autism "Experts" Say Such Awful Things?

“There is no human life that is more sacred than another—every human life is sacred.” - Pope FrancisYou want to break my heart? Show me the latest mainstream media piece about autism written by or featuring quotes from a non-autistic autism expert. Almost without exception, that expert is going to say something that self-righteously dehumanizes, endangers, invokes pity for, or degrades my autistic son. My beloved, delightful, innocent son—who has done nothing to deserve such scorn.Maybe you can understand, now, why my heart never stops breaking. ...more
I'll give you an example of some of the things I hear from parents and those around autistics, ...more

Awesome Christmas Gifts: Sam's Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Set

Samuel got this cool Melissa and Doug stainless steel pots and pans set from my Aunt Ginny and he is in love. He likes to cook like his dad and big brother Joel ... and his sisters ....more

resolutions for 2015

i did it.i actually thought of some resolutions this year that are important enough to me that i might actually follow through.i'm all about the goal-setting, but my follow through is far less than acceptable.here we go...1 | kaye + television timei have shame with this one. a few months ago kaye started to get really...more

Packing Away the Christmas Memories [2014]

This is the morning I wake from the Christmas Vacation fog of the last week and crawl back to real life. ...more

Party Of Five? Finding Out I'm Pregnant With Number Three

Surprise! I’m pregnant with my third child. There, I said it out loud. Now it’s real. My husband and I weren’t planning on a third, but had not yet ruled it out. I, still on the fence, was not ready to close down the baby shop. He, however, was ready the minute our second son was born. To say this comes as a complete shock is a bit of an understatement. ...more

Year-End Wrap Up

Everywhere we turn this week we’ll see the Top Ten (fill in the blank) of 2014. Top Ten Songs, Top Ten Movies, Top Ten Games… ‘tis the season for the year-end wrap ups. I’ve been writing Where I Am for nearly nine years, and each December I enjoy looking back at the most popular posts of the year ....more

Top Posts of 2014

Hello! 2014 was my first year here at the Art Curator for Kids, and I am so excited I started this thing back in March. It feels like a perfect fit for me, and I am having such a great time developing art lessons and resources for you ....more

Christmas Wrap Up

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How To Create The Perfect Activity Box For Kids

I love being able to stay at home all day with my kids, but sometimes it is hard to entertain them all day. We play with toys, go on walks, play in the yard, and once we do all those things, they ask to watch TV. Don't get me wrong, I love TV, but once they watch one movie or show, it turns into two more. So I created what we call our "Activity Box." ...more

Where Is Fancy Bred?

It's interesting how passions and interests pop up in individuals outside of the "norm" of the family. We are not a bike riding family. I wish we were but it's complicated ....more

Fun Science: Candy Experiment Fun

Have you done any candy experiments with your kids yet? I highly recommend it! This post sharing some of our favorite candy experiments was my second most popular in 2014 with 82,711 views ....more