Expert Tips for Supporting a Child With Autism

There will be a lot of emotion running around your head when your child first receives a tier diagnosis and that’s completely normal. Take a deep breath. Just because your child has received this diagnosis doesn’t mean they have changed in any way, they are still your child and they still have the same personality. […]

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How to be an Intelligent Consumer and the Importance of Becoming One

In today’s age being an informed consumer is difficult because there is so much information that is being fed to us from all directions. This is especially true with the emergence of the internet and social media. One has to be cognizant of all news about product recalls, unhealthy foods, questionable financial products or policies […]

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Meal Planning and Prepping

You know the people who love to cook and experiment in the kitchen? That is not me. I wish it was. I am always a little envious of the people who talk about cooking like it is therapy. I love the idea of going into the kitchen and starting with a recipe as a base, […]

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“What Kind of Friend are You? Take the Colorblind Quiz!”

Author Leah Harper Bowron and her book, Colorblind: A Novel, tells the story of Lisa, a 6th grade girl who dealt with bullies and racism in the 1960s. She has developed a new online quiz (because who doesn’t love online quizzes?) for middle schoolers up to adults: “What Kind of Friend are You? Take the […]

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Learn what your body is saying to you

As parents we all know that when hunger strikes, a tantrum can follow quickly! Teach kids to get in tune with their body and learn cues from what their body is telling them.

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Stop Arguing Start Listening

According to the Cambridge dictionary to argue means, “to disagree especially strongly and sometimes angrily in talking or discussing something.” If you read my article, “Are You Listening?” you might be noticing how well you really listen to others when they speak. Hopefully, you are practicing some of the insider tips in how to be […]

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What Did You Say? The words we use impact our children

Calling all educators and parents! Do you ever wonder why your students or child seem to make what “we” see as the same mistakes or have an endless negative attitude? Granted there can be many reasons for the repeated poor choices or continued difficulties, but experience has shown me time and time again we can […]

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Cooking With Your Kids

Written by: Christine Egan I was recently asked by a TV news producer “Do I have any tips for getting dinner on the table?” Two things ran through my head as I attempted to answer this question. 1. Do I share that getting food on the table every night is a real struggle for me […]

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Pull the Plug on T.V. Time

“Shut the t.v.! Dinner is getting cold! Come here now!” So, you come home from a long day at work. Your kids finished their homework and now they’re watching t.v. as you cook and they wait for dinner. But, somehow the act of “waiting for dinner” has disappeared and you have 2 zombies captivated by […]

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Soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, makeup Oh My!

After being diagnosed with Breast Cancer five years ago I started reevaluating the chemicals that I came in contact with everyday and specifically, the chemicals that had been linked to cancer. I starting reviewing my morning routine. My shower included the body soap, shampoo, and conditioner. After my shower, I would layer on the skin […]

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