Eat Your U.S. History Homework

Do you want to find a creative and fun way to teach your child about U.S. History? Check out Eat Your U.S. History Homework, Recipes for Revolutionary Minds by Ann McCallum and illustrated by Leeza Hernandez. This book can be utilized as both a cookbook and history book in the way the information is presented by the author. Ann is also a teacher so … [Read more...]

Microwave Blueberry Jam

Are you looking for a quick way to make jam without any added preservatives? Try this easy microwave blueberry jam that can be done in less than ten minutes in your microwave. I had some overripe blueberries at home and didn’t want to waste them, so I decided to try a jam with them. I pureed the blueberries, a banana, sugar and some spices – and … [Read more...]

Turbo and Scott: Raising Awareness of Tuberous Sclerosis

Do you have a child with Tuberous Sclerosis? What is Tuberous Sclerosis (TSC)? According to the website, "TSC presents in the form of noncancerous tumors called hamartomas. In children, these tumors can form in most of the major parts of the body, including the brain, skin, eyes, heart, and kidneys. These tumors in the … [Read more...]

My Leaf Book

One of my favorite things about the season of Fall is watching the leaves change color to create magnificent scenery all around me. I received this beautiful children's book titled My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington a couple of weeks ago. I have to personally thank Monica for bringing My Leaf Book into my household because it prompted a keen … [Read more...]

Return of the Library Dragon

"A book..unlike a television program, moving picture or any other 'modern means of communication'...can wait for years, yet be available at any moment when it happens to be needed" -Joseph Wood Krutch I was happily surprised when my daughter brought home Return of the Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy from her school library. When I first … [Read more...]

My Mouth is a Volcano!

Do you have a child that constantly interrupts you and/or other family members? How about an excessive talker? Children naturally interrupt parents during daily activities, but when your child has special needs with impulsivity,  interrupting conversation can impact their peer relationships with others, including family members. My Mouth is a … [Read more...]

Anxiety in Children and Teens

Do you have a child that is anxious? How about a special needs child with anxiety? I love to share important resources on my blog that can help parents, caregivers, teachers and therapists with specific issues at home. With the new school year just beginning, there can be many different types of anxiety that a parent and child can experience. A new … [Read more...]

Increase Calm and Focus with MeMoves

Are you looking for a quick way to help your child increase their focus and calm their bodies?  In the crazy and busy lives that we live, it's hard to find the time to calm our bodies and focus on one task at a time.  If it is hard for us as adults, it's even more challenging for our children! I have seen many programs that can help a child … [Read more...]

Hank Has A Dream

Are you looking for a magical book to spark your child's imagination and language? When I first picked up the book, Hank Finds an Egg, I found something very unique about the images in the book. The pictures were captivating, pure and mystical. If you want to know more about the author and illustrator, Rebecca Dudley check out my interview with her … [Read more...]

Do You Like Pie? Improving Speech through Music

Do you have a child with apraxia? How about a speech and language delay? Check out this CD, titled Do You Like Pie? by Pam Marshalla, speech language pathologist. The CD includes 10 songs that help facilitate speech that can be used in the car, at home, in therapy or on the go. Each song has repeating phonemes, syllables and words, which can help … [Read more...]