Here are my picks for the 4 best shows on Netflix right now, and why I picked them!

forget basketball~the best TV watching is on Netflix!

Now is the time of year when many people turn their attention towards college basketball. I can’t say exactly what I’m talking about, because the words March, Final, Madness and 4….when written in a specific order, are trademarked and copyrighted. I can’t say them. But I think you know what I mean. Hey, I had […]

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{Ask an Advocate} Son might be gifted or 2E, what to do?

A mom in Minnesota asks: My son has an IEP in place because he has been diagnosed as hypersensitive with a negative defiant disorder which is impacting his learning at school and gets in the way of others learning because he is disruptive. ADHD has been mentioned by an independent therapist as being a possibility. […]

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{Ask an Advocate} questions about special education and transportation

A mom in Iowa asks: I have two boys, both autistic. My three year old has an IEP which we will be amending per advice from his full evaluation at the Mayo Clinic. My 5 year old is attending a different school, on different days. I drop my boys off and pick them up on […]

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Special Education

{Ask an Advocate} Son might be gifted or 2E, what to do?

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A mom in Minnesota asks: My son has an IEP in place because he has been diagnosed as hypersensitive with a negative defiant disorder which is impacting his learning at school and gets in the way of others learning because he is disruptive. ADHD has been mentioned by an independent therapist as being a possibility. […]

{Ask an Advocate} questions about special education and transportation

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A mom in Iowa asks: I have two boys, both autistic. My three year old has an IEP which we will be amending per advice from his full evaluation at the Mayo Clinic. My 5 year old is attending a different school, on different days. I drop my boys off and pick them up on […]

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Fun & Recreation

forget basketball~the best TV watching is on Netflix!

Here are my picks for the 4 best shows on Netflix right now, and why I picked them!

Now is the time of year when many people turn their attention towards college basketball. I can’t say exactly what I’m talking about, because the words March, Final, Madness and 4….when written in a specific order, are trademarked and copyrighted. I can’t say them. But I think you know what I mean. Hey, I had […]

Take a kid fishing~especially one with special needs!

Tips and resources to get your family interested and ready for fishing, including kids with special needs.

I grew up in a fishing family. My dad and my brother are both avid fishermen and I married one as well. As a kid, I certainly enjoyed dangling a bobber in the water. As a teen I went on some deep sea trips with my parents and got sea sick. That took care of […]

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Recipes

The Modern Family’s Frozen Dessert

It goes without saying that the most common dessert item in any household is ice cream. Regardless of whether it is winter or summer, ice cream is the perfect dessert to eat after a hearty meal, or even as a late night snack. With the wide variety of ice cream flavors out there, everyone is […]

7 dinner ideas with 7 ingredients or less~done in under 45 minutes

7 meal ideas that have 7 ingredients or less and are ready in 45 minutes or less...perfect for busy school nights!

Hey, I’m a busy mom just like everyone else. I’ve worked full time in and out of the home, and part time in and out of the home…and no matter what I do, I just don’t always have time to cook elaborate meals. For me, it’s about what I can cook in under an hour […]

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Travel

visiting and sleeping over at the National Archives in Washington, DC (with special needs!)

The National Archives is a great place to visit for all ages and it's very special needs friendly. Read my tips so that you are prepared, and definitely consider doing the Archives Sleepover!

Washington, DC is my second favorite city. Maybe my first-favorite…it’s so hard! I love Philadelphia because it feels like home to me and I love all the history, but I love DC because it has history and what is happening today. It’s a city with great energy. I look for any excuse to visit and […]

family and special needs tips for visiting PA Farm Show

Visiting the Pennsylvania Farm Show is a tradition for my family. Traveling with little kids or special needs will be easier if you read these tips before you go.

While we are in the throes of the holiday season, I also have my eye on one other thing……..the PA Farm Show! It’s usually the first full week in January, but this year it is the second. I guess the first week was too soon after the holiday break. The 2015 PA Farm Show is […]

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Inspiration

my travels to Harrisburg~Basic Education Funding Reform Commission Hearing

capitol in harrisburg

I have discovered that my real passion is systems advocacy. That is, trying to make the laws, programs, systems and funding better for our kids. I will say, that for right now, for me to be able to do this is a luxury. And what I mean by that is, my own personal situation is […]

Spread Happiness and Big Brothers/Big Sisters gets $1 each time you do! #HappyActs

Be happy, live happy and when you share your HappyActs on IG, Big Brothers and Big Sisters will get $1.

We are just a few days away from the UN’s International Day of Happiness. I love the idea of this day…to encourage people to connect with others and promote happiness. I am partnering with Live Happy magazine to not only encourage myself and others to be happy, but to also help Big Brothers and Big […]

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En Espanol

Aplicación de estrategias de funcionamiento ejecutivo en el IEP

A Day in our Shoes, one of the best special needs parenting websites you can find. Now, it comes with a free special needs Android app. Get it now!

Funcionamiento Ejecutivo parece ser uno de los problemas más comunes que enfrentan los estudiantes con discapacidades y una dificultad común, incluso con los adultos en la sociedad actual. Sin embargo, parece que hay muy poca comprensión de la función ejecutiva entre los maestros o cómo proporcionar estrategias funcionales en el aula. Esto es lo que […]

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 […]

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