The Art of a Thank You Note

As parents, we have many lessons to teach our children. One that I’ve made a point to work on with my kids is the art of a “thank you” note. It’s important to instill this in… read more

Baseball Mom Tips: Always Be Prepared

It’s that time of year…baseball season. Soon, you’ll be spending more days on the baseball field than off. With two boys playing on three teams, I have got to get my act together. I need to be… read more

Get Kids Bug-Eyed About Learning

While bugs are often viewed as creepy things people want to avoid, they really are fascinating creatures. They have incredible abilities and features for their small size. Some bugs are super strong, such as the horned dung… read more

Best of Toy Fair: Autism Pick Aura

One of the more challenging toys for most children on the Autism spectrum are traditional RC (remote control) toys. The remote control device can be hard for kids to navigate because many controllers have two… read more

Putting It All Together: Puzzle Fun!

Sometimes it’s great to plan elaborate family excursions and experiences. Other times, it’s nice to find a low-key way to spend time together, like having a movie night, or doing a puzzle. There’s a sense… read more

Activities and Ideas for School Vacation Week

School vacation week can, let’s face it, be a dreadful time for parents and kids alike. When school vacation is also in the cold, dark winter, kids can be bouncing off the walls. As parents,… read more

Boredom Buster: Gak!

We are headed into the part of winter that I dread. The part where it gets too cold to be outside and the kids get bored with being stuck indoors. That’s when I have to… read more

Autism Pick: Rubiks Race

This month I picked a game I discovered during a TV segment last month. Traditional Rubik’s Cubes are often considered great for kids on the spectrum, because of their strategy and figdet-friendly aspects. But this new… read more