Our family enjoys LDS General Conference weekend every six months. But it is a super challenge for us to get our 14-year-old and our 4-year-old to sit still and listen. I try to keep them both busy, but they each require different activities, and I want them to feel unified in at least one task […]
Many thanks to today’s guest blogger, Jenny Wise. She’s a mother and advocate for those who have special needs. Do you have a young child with special needs? If so, you’ve probably spent countless hours debating over what type of education he or she should receive. An education is an experience. Depending on the needs […]
My husband and I both speak foreign languages: Portuguese and Spanish, respectively. It’s occurred to me that one way we might benefit those in need of our information is to occasionally offer materials in Spanish (and possibly a few in the future in Portuguese, if there’s a demand). A quick Google search shows me that my […]
I enjoy creating printables for all holidays and many occasions. I also enjoy sharing them with you–for free and have created an extra special printable for Light It Up Blue on April 2. Take a look. Typically, I display my printables in a 4 x 6 IKEA frame that I keep on my kitchen countertop. […]
By Big Bro (dictated to Mom) Middle School can be tough for any teen. I really like it, but sometimes I need downtime. After being at school all day, I just want to come home and relax. I have chores to do, like any normal kid, and after that I have free time. For teens […]
How many of us participate in autism Facebook groups? I’ll bet quite a few of us do in an attempt to learn more about how to help ourselves or a loved one. But should we rely on them so much for our answers? I think we should be cautious about participating too much in such […]
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My husband and I have two sons. The oldest has high-functioning autism. Our family blogs about our experiences to offer support to other individuals and families with similar challenges. I am also the Salt Lake City editor for KidsOutAndAbout.com and a former editor for Ensign magazine.