What to do in Winter P2

What to do in Winter P2 : Everyday garden...more

Falling in Love (with an idea) & Making it Last

When you have a great idea, you know you have a great idea. It's a magical moment. It's love at first sight. Everything sparkles and your head goes light and your stomach drops and *omg* this is the best idea ever. You just absolutely fall head over heels....more
Thanks for the kick in the pants! :) I do have an idea, and it's time to make it happen. more

Where do you get your ideas?

If you stuff yourself full of poems, essays, plays, stories, novels, films, comic strips, magazines, music, you automatically explode every morning like Old Faithful.—Ray Bradbury the author of one of my favorite books of all time, Martian Chronicles.I’ve heard time again, one of the most common questions asked writers and other creatives is, “Where do you get your ideas?”...more

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(PHOTOS) Great Bento Lunch Ideas

Wyatt's lunch/snack was packed in the Laptop Lunch box: grape tomatoes, broken pretzel sticks from the bottom of the bag, grapes, blueberries and a mini hamburger with a mini hamburger bun. The little yellow tub had catsup in it. The burger was an experiment that ended up going pretty well! ...more
Such great-looking lunches!! Oooohhhh and now I want to play with sliders too haha. Thanks for ...more

For Caroline Manzo, Albie and Dreams

I was perusing the internet and came across an article about the Real Housewives of New Jersey, specifically the recent incident concerning Caroline Manzo and her son Albie....more

Frustration, Anxiety and Dysregulation

I have to tell you that no matter when you think you have every issue solved or every issue under control, Satan’s’ legion rears its ugly head and takes you on a tailspin, whirlwind dive head first into the eddy of “crap not again.” No it’s not so much that it’s something new, even though we do deal with new issues all the time, but t’s the overarching issue of helping the boys deal with the emotional output and stimuli that assaults them every day....more

Travel with Boys

Traveling with your children is all about planning, patience and organization. With energetic boys, your work is cut out for you, so this article can help you along the way. If you implement a few key strategies, you’ll agree that travel isn’t as stressful as you might have thought, regardless of your child’s age. Since many young boys have ants in their pants, especially when they’re excited, you will need to plan well in advanced so you’re prepared....more

From Hell to Help

Almost on a daily basis we read in the paper or hear on the television about a child with autism who has been abused or even killed when restraints have been applied. Then in the alternative you read or hear about an autistic child who fights back from being restrained (would you allow someone to sit on you or hold you down or put you in a straight jacket willingly, so why should any autistic child?) and has been arrested by the local police....more

DSM Conundrum:Time to Get a Grip

I have decided to put my two-cents in on an issue that has arisen in the autism community. Now you know that I generally do not talk about controversial issues. I did discuss healthcare, and have mentioned the holocaust on occasion, once in reaction to some anti-Semitic tweets I received on twitter. But in general I stay clear of vaccine, biomed, alternative treatments (like hyperbaric), DAN, Jenny McCarthy or anything that is considered a hot topic....more