It’s March and I am getting my Irish on! My dad’s side of the family is very Irish, came here from Ireland in the 1800s. I like to dig out old photos to show my kids and we talk about it and celebrate it with food. Several years ago, I was asked to share a […]
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I have mixed emotions about Valentine’s Day. Sure, I see the whole “fabricated holiday” thing to generate sales on candy, flowers on cards. On the other hand, a day to celebrate love and friendship isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Brightens up a dreary winter! Here are some printable social stories for Valentine’s Day to help […]
Soon, all across the country, children will exchange Valentines with their classmates. Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is here and I don’t see it disappearing anytime soon. Sure, it kind of is a holiday that was made more important by the marketing machine. But I see nothing wrong with a holiday devoted to […]
Do you do this? We do. I always thought it was a coal region thing (my family is from Mt. Carmel and Shamokin). But I understand now that the bayberry candle tradition is a tradition for many heritages. I realize that this has nothing to do with IEPs, but here it is. Every year I […]
Happy Hanukkah! It’s coming up soon. I like to teach my kids about all the major holidays and customs, even if we are not that ethnicity or religion. My sons both started playing the dreidel game in preschool and now one still asks for it. Here are some ways to adapt traditional Hanukkah activities or […]
The other morning, when I walked out into our family room/kitchen, my 8-year-old exclaimed, “Mom! Elf is playing Xbox! I bet they’re playing NBA.” It was one of the simplest yet creative Elf ideas I have ever done. Took me all of 10 seconds to grab the Xbox controllers and put them with the Elves. […]