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Autism Awareness Month

We all hear about it and we all likely know someone or a family affected by it. However, how many of us actually know what Autism is? What causes it? What can we do as parents/family/friends to help individuals and families affected by the disorder? These are questions I asked myself upon learning a member […]

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Preparing for 4th of July!

Trivia :: Do you know why we celebrate the 4th of July? This Independence Day, teach your children why we celebrate. It’s our countries birthday! The exact date is: July 4, 1776. On that day, our country’s founders declared independence from Great Britain. Here, you can find some great resources to teach your children about this […]

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Celebrate National Chocolate Pudding Day

It’s hard not to be transported back to your childhood when you think of chocolate pudding. Whether it was a dessert in your school lunch or a special treat from a grandparent, chances are it is associated with some fond memories. This year National Chocolate Pudding Day (did you know that existed?) is on June […]

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Moms & Mindfulness: 5 Tips to Reduce Stress

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” ~ Jon Kabot-Zinn As moms, it’s often hard to live in the moment. To really be present and mindful of what is happening within us and around us (especially with babies and toddlers underfoot). Our minds constantly churn with thoughts and judgments about ourselves and others. […]

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A Labor of Love: Empowering Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

I have had the pleasure of working with children and teens with autism spectrum disorders for the past 14 years. Autism is a neurological disorder which affects communication, social skills and behavior. Autism affects individuals in different ways and if you have met one child/person with an autism spectrum disorder, you have only met one. […]

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