I had the pleasure of having Maria Cannon from http://hobbyjr.org write a guest post for me. Please check her out and what great info!
For many kids, finding a hobby comes naturally; sometimes, they have an older sibling who’s into the same things they enjoy, so they can follow in their footsteps. Other kids are drawn instantly to art or sports and excel at it from the beginning. But for some kids, finding a good hobby is a little more difficult. They may not know yet what they’re good at, or they might not be interested in the activities that are at their disposal. For parents, knowing where to look when it comes to interesting lesson plans at home and resources for the best hobbies is essential.Read More
I had the pleasure of having Danny Knight from Fixitdads.com write a guest post for me. Please check him out and what great info!
Research has shown that if children have their way, they prefer outdoor play spaces that are quite different from the standard play spaces one usually identifies with kids, featuring objects like swing sets, slides, and seesaws. Turns out kids love a play area with flowers, mud, sand, water, and lots of greenery, an environment that stimulates the imagination and encourages play creativity. That also describes a functional and interactive backyard for children on the autism spectrum. Kids with autism are uncomfortable in an environment with lots of stimuli, so a relaxing and attractive play area in which they can make full use of their tactile, auditory, and visual senses in a nonthreatening and encouraging manner is ideal.
I have graduated from driving or walking my children to school, but I do have a lot of fuzzy memories trudging to and from my own school in all kinds of weather with my parents and, later on, with my friends. However, I’ve come to notice that this practice is almost extinct in my neighborhood and its schools, so I set out to find out why.
HuffPost came up with questions to ask your kids to see how well they know you! Here is what my son Casey and I came up with. Hope it makes you laugh!Read More
With the pumpkins and corn stalks put away, there is another time of year quickly approaching. This is one that has a lot of meaning and is very festive, but can also make steam come out of every mothers ears.
As you drive down your streets, you will see houses decorated with the colors of red and green. These houses will be so bright, that it will take you a minute to see what all the decorations actually are.
During this time, you are encouraged to make incredible memories for your family. But to be completely honest - the holidays are friggin exhausting. You feel like you are in this vacuum and every piece of you is being sucked out. You are way too busy to "stop and smell the roses" to realize that the time is slipping away.Read More