I Like Birthdays…It’s the parties I’m not sure about!

i like birthdays

Do you have a child with sensory issues that has trouble enjoying birthday parties? Has your child ever been overwhelmed at a birthday party or you had to leave because it's too much noise, stimulation, etc? Speaking from a parent's perspective, birthday parties have definitely been a challenge in my past. Birthday parties that are loud and … [Read more...]

Do You Want Your Child to Eat a Rainbow Diet?

Healthy Eating: Diverse Group Children Food Group Baskets High A

Does your child eat only beige foods? Sometimes I will notice my own kid's meals looking too brown. Chicken nuggets, french fries, chips, etc. I naturally don't like meals that look so beige, so I will add some color with fruits and vegetables.  I am lucky to have kids that are good eaters, but I did get them started early and had to be creative in … [Read more...]

Best Picks Passover Picture Books

Passover Picture Books

I wanted to share these three Passover picture books with you that I have found worked well in my home. I am a member of PJ Library, which is a wonderful program that sends free books to families throughout the year to help educate children about Jewish holidays, traditions,etc. I like reading these books before Passover to prepare my children for … [Read more...]

Wemberly Worried

Wemberly worried

Does your child worry excessively or have anxiety? Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes is about a girl named Wemberly who constantly worries. She worries about everything morning, night and throughout the day. At home, she worries that the tree would fall on her house or if there is a snake in the radiator. At the playground, she worries about the … [Read more...]

Low Fat Banana Biscotti with Cinnamon Chips

banana biscotti

Do you like banana? Do you like cinnamon? I was in the mood one morning to make biscotti and take a break from my granola making. I found a recipe at cooking light for Banana Pecan Biscotti which looked interesting. I didn't want to use the nuts and had some cinnamon chips that I recently bought. I replaced some ingredients (substituted the … [Read more...]

E-books or Print Books? What is Best for Your Child?

Ebook

E-books or print books? What is best for your child in terms of related conversation, literacy, and story comprehension? I have pondered this question myself many times because e- books are so easily accessible today and there are so many to chose from! I have always gravitated towards print books because I love the experience of reading a printed … [Read more...]

Once Upon An Accommodation

once upon an accomodation

Do you have an older school aged child who needs accommodations in the school setting? I received this book, Once Upon an Accommodation: A Book About Learning Disabilities by Nina G a couple of months ago. I passed this book along to my close friend, Lisa Berey who is a social worker who works with older children who might benefit from a book … [Read more...]

Don’t Play With Your Food!

don't play with your food

Don't Play With Your Food! by Bob Shea is a fun and engaging book to read during mealtime. Buddy is a monster who wants to eat bunnies for dinner. The bunnies trick him by inviting him to bake cupcakes with them but then Buddy is too full to eat them. The story continues with the bunnies dressing up like Buddy, playing hide and seek, swimming … [Read more...]

3 Picture Books for World Autism Awareness Day

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April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. With the prevalence of Autism climbing at alarming rates, it's important to not only support those with autism but also increase awareness. It is important to educate all children on what Autism is and how it can affect a child. I have worked with children and adults with Autism for almost fifteen years and … [Read more...]

Pink Lemon Blueberry Muffins

pink lemon muffins

My kids and I have been reading the book The Red Lemon which we love. All of this talk about red lemons, I decided to order some pink lemons to experiment with this week. Pink lemons are delicious because they are sweeter than regular lemons and have a nice pink flesh. This recipe can easily be replaced with yellow lemons, which will make the … [Read more...]