5 Ways to Make Weeknight Cooking Easy
January 11, 2018 – 9:02 am | No Comment

Making Weeknight Cooking Hasslefree
With a little planning, a little restraint and a little determination, you can get through weeknight dinners easily.

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Managing Sensory Overload During the Holidays for Special Needs Kids
December 27, 2011 – 7:00 am | No Comment
Managing Sensory Overload During the Holidays for Special Needs Kids

by Lori Lite
Holiday crowds, lights, noise, strangers, hugging, change in routine, chaos…. This is a recipe for stress and sensory overload during the holidays with special needs children. As parents we need to be flexible …

Keeping the Peace Between Children During the Holidays
December 24, 2011 – 7:00 am | No Comment

The arrival of the holiday season and school breaks usually means that your family will be spending a lot more time together. While family togetherness is important and enjoyable during the holiday season, it can …

Helping Children with Sensory Integration Issues Cope During the Holidays
December 23, 2011 – 1:00 pm | One Comment
Helping Children with Sensory Integration Issues Cope During the Holidays

Support for special needs children: dealing with sensory integration issues during the holidays

by Carolyn Federer
As soon as a few leaves start turning colors, wonderful images and sensations start forming in my mind. I can practically …

Great Edible Craft to Keep Kids Busy
December 23, 2011 – 7:01 am | One Comment
Great Edible Craft to Keep Kids Busy

One of my biggest challenges over the Holidays is keeping kids entertained and not glued to the t.v. or computer screen all day long. They love to play outside, but yesterday was grey and cold. Today, they are going to make very ambitious gingerbread houses with Grandma (I will post photos later.) I love the simple and inexpensive ideas, like this one from http://www.therecipeminute.com/

Hand-Stitched Snowman Ornament or Gift Topper
December 22, 2011 – 12:30 pm | No Comment
Hand-Stitched Snowman Ornament or Gift Topper

Easy to make snowman craft
My 10-year old son and I made this cute snowman ornament / gift topper in a couple of hours. We had a great time together and it was fun teaching him …

How to Host Out of Town Guests (Without Going Insane)
December 21, 2011 – 2:57 pm | One Comment
How to Host Out of Town Guests (Without Going Insane)

Aunt Jean is coming to town. You’ve known about it for months, but you’re days away from her camping out in your guest room with a plethora of denture accessories. And she knows just how …

December Birthday – Tips to making it special
December 19, 2011 – 7:00 am | One Comment
December Birthday – Tips to making it special

If you have a child with a December birthday, it is a challenge making his or her birthday special when the month is filled with so many other holiday festivities.
Here are a few tips that …

8 Ways to Have a Debt-Free Holiday
December 14, 2011 – 7:02 am | 3 Comments
8 Ways to Have a Debt-Free Holiday

By Kerrie McLoughlin
Do you dream of a debt-free holiday?
 
Holiday spending starts earlier and earlier every year. The holiday music starts playing at the start of November, and the stores have holiday items out before Halloween …

Easy Craft for Kids: Tie Dye Christmas Ornament
December 12, 2011 – 1:46 pm | No Comment
Easy Craft for Kids: Tie Dye Christmas Ornament

by Aimee Bloom
Learn how to create an easy tie dye Christmas ornament using food coloring, coffee filters and a spray bottle! This is an easy craft to make with your children, plus you can use …

Eleven Year Old Chooses to Support Salvation Army Angel Tree Instead of Getting Birthday Gifts
December 9, 2011 – 7:26 pm | One Comment
Eleven Year Old Chooses to Support Salvation Army Angel Tree Instead of Getting Birthday Gifts

We recently heard about Tara, a young lady who decided that instead of birthday gifts, she would ask her guests to contribute what they would have spent on a birthday gift to adopt Angels from …