A weekly listing of low or no cost activities for families--both a national list and several just for Philadelphia area, and Philly area special needs activities.

Weekly listing of free or frugal fun family activities~weekend of October 17

Every week I publish a list of free or low-cost activities for your family. At the very least, every activity has a discount code or coupon available. Keeping the kids busy and entertained is hard, doing it on a budget is even harder. So here you go, here is this week’s list. I usually start [...]

We have 17 delicious fall recipes + your chance to win a Kitchen Aid mixer!

{giveaway} 17 great fall recipes + win a Kitchen Aid mixer!

My foodie friend Colleen, from Souffle Bombay gathered a group of us together for a fun post about the flavors of Fall PLUS hold on to your hats!! We are giving away a GORGEOUS Kitchen Aid 5QT Professional Stand Mixer! Who is  feeling lucky? We have got you covered from breakfast through to desserts with [...]

My weekly summary of some of the really cool stuff that is happening in disabilities-land...and share some stuff that isn't so cool, but good to be aware.

So cool and so not cool~recent happenings in world of disabilities, October 15

So I started this new feature on the blog…back in JUNE. And then didn’t do a very good job of keeping up with it. But I’d like to because I also like to read the articles I find. I am trying to post this weekly. It’s a listing of just interesting articles about people with [...]

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Special Education

{Ask an Advocate} can a child be excluded from extra-curricular activities due to 504?

Your Special Education and IEP questions answered by a certified Special Education Advocate.

Here is today’s question, and it’s from a different state: Can a child with a 504 and a Behavior Improvement Plan be excluded from participating in an extra-curricular activity at school if they got in trouble for something that occurred during school hours? The standards for this “trouble” are the same standards for all kids, [...]

Autism May Be A Disorder Of Prediction, According To MIT Researchers

This article came across my syndication feed and I thought it was pretty interesting. Definitely is a different way of looking at autism and it’s symptoms. April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A wide range of complex neurodevelopment disorders make up the autism spectrum disorder. In the US, the rate of children being [...]

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Fun & Recreation

{TGIF} Fun Friday Blog Giveaway Linkup~weekend of October 17

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Happy Friday! I have several great giveaways going on this week. I have one for two $50 Amazon Gift Cards. Another is a great Holiday Prize package from Laurie Berkner. And, A KitchenAid Mixer! That would be fun to win, huh?   Exciting news this week! We have had some changes in the blogs who [...]

Weekly listing of free or frugal fun family activities~weekend of October 17

A weekly listing of low or no cost activities for families--both a national list and several just for Philadelphia area, and Philly area special needs activities.

Every week I publish a list of free or low-cost activities for your family. At the very least, every activity has a discount code or coupon available. Keeping the kids busy and entertained is hard, doing it on a budget is even harder. So here you go, here is this week’s list. I usually start [...]

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Recipes

{giveaway} 17 great fall recipes + win a Kitchen Aid mixer!

We have 17 delicious fall recipes + your chance to win a Kitchen Aid mixer!

My foodie friend Colleen, from Souffle Bombay gathered a group of us together for a fun post about the flavors of Fall PLUS hold on to your hats!! We are giving away a GORGEOUS Kitchen Aid 5QT Professional Stand Mixer! Who is  feeling lucky? We have got you covered from breakfast through to desserts with [...]

{Halloween Recipes} snacks and meals using Flat Out flatbread

Here are 9 snack and dinner recipes for Halloween, all in one convenient printable.

During October and Halloween, there is so much focus on candy and sweet treats like baked goods, isn’t there? Don’t get me wrong, I totally indulge and let my kids do as well. In moderation. If there is such a thing as indulging in moderation. No one ever thinks of what to make for Halloween [...]

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Travel

how to have the best Halloween, Christmas, Summer, Halloween and Christmas

sesame place season pass discount

Right now is an AWESOME time to buy season passes for Sesame Place. Want to give your kids the best Christmas gift ever, and make some memories along the way? Right now when you buy them…you get the rest of 2014 AND you get all of 2015. So your year ends something like this: Halloween/October: [...]

the best Philadelphia area attractions for families with special needs

best attractions for special needs kids

Several years ago, I had an epiphany. It was after a celebration that I had attended for the anniversary of ADA. ADA was obviously landmark legislation and has completely changed the way we view many things in our society. But we’re still not there. I approached then editor of MetroKids about this idea. I remember [...]

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Inspiration

Join McDonald’s for a Day of Change #forRMHC on October 15

ronald mcdonald house day of change

October 15 is the 40th anniversary of the Ronald McDonald House and the birthday of the Ronald McDonald House system. It is such a wonderful charity and I personally know of so many families who have had the opportunity to use it and benefit from it. As part of my work as a McCafe McDonald’s [...]

Thoughtful Thursday~October 2

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En Espanol

Sesame Street lanza iniciativa “Ver la asombrosa en todos los niños”

Mi hijo y Abby en la ciudad de Nueva York.

Se trata de un proyecto muy divertido y emocionante de la gente más en Sesame Workshop. En el Día Mundial del Autismo, la semana pasada, se anunció que están empezando una nueva iniciativa llamada “Ver la increíble en todos los niños“, y se centrarán en los niños que tienen autismo. Si usted ha estado viendo [...]

cómo obtener la asistencia médica para su hijo

Cuando me mudé desde Canadá hasta la zona de Filadelfia , que estaba un poco confundido en cuanto a cuáles son los servicios que pudiera recibir por mis hijos . Había muy pocos recursos que hay previstas para mi familia con respecto a mis discapacidades de los niños y el apoyo que se ofrecía era [...]

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