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Added by Julie Brown on December 6, 2012 at 5:23pm — No Comments
Are you the parent or relative of a child with Autism? Maybe you are a teacher or provider to someone living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. If so - the book shown above, compiled by R. Wayne Gilpin, will hit home for you. It will touch your…
Added by Red on November 26, 2012 at 8:57pm — No Comments
All it took was a four day holiday weekend with my family to realize, MY CHILDREN ARE TERRIBLE!! I'm not quite sure what has happened in the last few weeks, but these boys have literally gone from manageable with assistance from the occasional glass of wine TO manageable with the assistance from…Continue
Added by Andrea Beard on November 26, 2012 at 6:22pm — No Comments
My girls are very fussy eaters. I have tried to expose them to all sorts of food, however I feel we are in a rut currently and sticking to the foods that I know my girls will eat. This is due to the fact that on top of being fussy eaters they of course are small for their age group in weight and cannot afford to not be eating, hence me making sure what I give them something they will eat.
I do try to introduce new things alongside the standard foods that I know they will eat. However…Continue
Added by Suzanne Robinson on November 22, 2012 at 2:48am — No Comments
Added by Julie Brown on November 15, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments
It appears winter is upon us here in the Rocky Mountains. To my extreme disappointment, the first snow hit yesterday. I know, why the hell do I live here if I don't like winter? Well it isn't that I don't like winter, I just don't like winter from October to May.…Continue
Given the choice between a dark, cold house and…
Added by Terri S. Vanech on November 6, 2012 at 7:13am — No Comments
Mad respect for all of you home schoolers out there! I don't know how you do it. I mean seriously, how in the world do you know all of the answers?? My 4-year old Jackson has hit the curiosity stage. Everything has become a question:
Previously posted on Tales From the Motherland
It’s one thing to get the last word, but then there are famous last words. And you can quote me:
I only need to get a couple of things at Costco- This is not…Continue
Added by Dawn Quyle Landau on October 17, 2012 at 4:31pm — No Comments
So I'm a little behind on this Blog thing now that a moderate amount of "normalcy" has returned.....kids are back in school full-time, I'm back at work full-time and .......my son has had some MAJOR milestones this last week. I think I had more anxiety about back-to-school then he did. Of course he didn't want to go back because summer is so AWESOME, but he wasn't hesitant. The night before the 1st day comes...and we're questioning whether or not he could go....he was sick...and not his…Continue
Added by Lindsey Neil on October 17, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments
Originally posted on http://thestalwartbond.blogspot.ca/ on August 30th 2012
Added by Lindsey Neil on October 17, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments
From the day my kids were born I become the biggest worry-wort. Like most moms, keeping them safe, happy, and healthy was my top priority. They way they treated others has always been an important topic in our house. The golden rule was strictly enforced. Which I later found out may have been more detrimental for them then useful. A lot of parents don't value that philosophy like they should. Perhaps they too were scorned by it. Who knows. But I still think its something everyone should…Continue
Added by Lindsey Neil on October 17, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments
So here's another one of those "by products" of his OCD/anxiety that I used to chalk up to "being a kid.....a stubborn one....but a kid"......at that's his pickiness....I'm specifically talking about his pickiness towards food. Before we knew, we just assumed he was like a lot of other kids, and was just a picky eater. I mean, his sister was, she seemed to have grew out of it quicker and seemed to have a longer list of "acceptable" foods, but maybe we had catered too much to him because…Continue
Added by Lindsey Neil on October 17, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments
Never did I ever expect the response and conversations I would have with others simply by talking. Until recently, it was something we were coping with privately. Close friends and family knew and for the most part, they were speechless. But when we decided to openly discuss Ewan's journey from the edge and I started blogging it brought such a connection with so many people. It seems surreal how many people have responded to my story by telling me of their own struggles or those of a family…Continue
Added by Lindsey Neil on October 17, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments
I know my first few blogs were fairly lengthy and quite dense, but now that the bulk of our history has been told and how the blog came to be I promise to try to keep my posts lighter and definitely shorter!
So what are the next steps for us? Well, even though my son is still finding his way, he wants to help others....that's just the kind of kid he is......so we're more then happy tp support him and set an example. I'm currently doing so by reaching out to…
Added by Lindsey Neil on October 17, 2012 at 3:47pm — No Comments
Well, here goes...
As much as I said this was "just an outlet for me", I've had butterflies putting this blog together. I've spent weeks considering writing this post. I've had such witty and insightful thoughts, but do you think I can "get them down on paper"? So I'll start with a little more background to the birth of this blog....how it came to be....why it's here.... It's part of my families healing process and a step in the direction to help others who may be going…Continue
Added by Lindsey Neil on October 17, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments
So October is Anti-Bullying month. Unfortunately, not many know that. Like a lot of the causes and issues we've come to face this last year, the awareness just isn't there. But why? Sure bullying is in the news a lot, but sadly the stories come too late to help the child in distress and there is never any follow up story on what the community has been taught from the tragedy or what resolve came from the unnecessary sacrifice. I often wonder.... do parents, educators,…Continue
Added by Lindsey Neil on October 16, 2012 at 12:45pm — No Comments
Few things are more frustrating for a parent than dealing with a whiny, frustrated, agitated, inconsolable child. When you can take that situation, and turn it into something positive, your child might learn a lesson that will stay with them forever.
A couple weeks ago we painted pictures of autumn for Artist's/Writer's workshop. A big part of the method is modeling, so I created a crayon-resist watercolor of autumn while the kids…
Added by Julie Holmansky on October 14, 2012 at 5:05pm — No Comments
Most of this was previously posted on Tales From the Motherland.
Spoiler: If you are planning to go to Disneyland anytime between now and Halloween, this may be a spoiler. Further, I am taking Disney down a notch here. Don't read this post, if you don't want to have your World of Magic sullied a little. Just call me Grumpy.
This past week I flew to California to visit my…Continue
Previously posted on Tales From The Motherland.
This is a very different story than the one I wrote about our beloved dog Callie, who died two years ago at 15 (read This Is Not Just a Tail, But a True Love Story). This is a love story that's just starting. We are in the dating and mad about each other…Continue
Added by Dawn Quyle Landau on October 9, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments