Category Archives: Childhood Learning

Mother and Daughter10 Things Parents of Special Needs Kids Want You to Know

For this article, I posed the question “What do we, as parents of disabled/special needs kids, want others to know?” on a support group for families, parents, and individuals of kids who have disabilities. The responses were much the same, … Continue reading

Child Eating PeasFeeding Solids – 2 Different Girls – 2 Different Experiences

I want to start out by saying that when it comes to starting your baby on solid foods I would first talk to your pediatrician. We choose our pediatrician because their views are in-line with our own and we trust … Continue reading

Online Computer Games For KidsWhy Your Kids Should Get Into The Online Games Scene For Fun And Entertainment

Every day there are new toys which are released onto the market. It is thus becoming increasingly difficult to determine which products are going to best keep our child’s interest and provide them with a great level of fun. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

Valentine Classroom PartyClassroom Valentine’s Party

We’ve rung in the New Year, the winter holidays behind us, and allowed ourselves a few moments to breathe. But, with February right around the corner, Room Parents are likely gearing up for one of the more favored class parties … Continue reading

Pediatric Stroke Survivor: Meet Lexi

Hi! My name is Lexi! I’m almost 3 years old. When I was a baby, I had a stroke. I hope that you will enjoy reading about me and always remember that KIDS HAVE STROKES TOO! CHASA: Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke … Continue reading

Christmas BingoWhat To Do For a Christmas Classroom Party

Parents of preschool through grade school age children have at some point been asked to be a room parent, or volunteer of some sort with classroom activities. If you are a room mom, or someone who volunteered to help, you … Continue reading

Lexi's Piggy BankLexi’s Piggy Bank: Pediatric Stroke Survivor

As some of you know, I am a mother of a spunky little girl who is a Pediatric Stroke Survivor. We are incredibly blessed that she is even alive and doing so amazing. I will be writing an article or … Continue reading

WeehooThe Amazing Weehoo: Product Review

This summer, in my quest of saving money on our monthly gas bill (ouch),  I  wanted to purchase an attachment for my bike that my daughter could enjoy riding around on.  Being six years old and having special needs I … Continue reading

Welcom to Granby COGranby County Museum

On our family spring break trip to Granby, CO and Sol Vista Basin, a gem was discovered in the hills of the town of Hot Sulphur Springs: Granby’s Grand County Museum. Full disclosure: I love museums and given the choice … Continue reading

iPad2Review of iPad: A Frugal Mom’s Perspective

I’ve owned the Apple iPad2 for a year now and cannot imagine giving it up. How does a frugal mom come to purchase the iPad? She doesn’t, her husband wins one from his company’s healthy living incentives program. She hesitantly … Continue reading

Getting Your Newborn To Sleep At Night…..

I’ve never claimed to be a parenting expert; I just read a lot of books that have taught me the importance of schedules, routines and sleep. Sleep is so important, especially in the first year of life, because the human … Continue reading

Toy Story Digital BookDisney Books For iPad Review

Disney’s Toy Story and Cars 2 come to life with the digital books for the iPad. There are many features that enhance the reading experience, including, music, narration (if you want it), small games, puzzles, moving parts, and coloring. All … Continue reading

Teaching a Toddler to Save Money

My son is about to turn 4 and by now he knows all about getting presents at birthday parties. I can’t help the uneasiness that came over me thinking about all the toys he has collected over the past few … Continue reading

Library IIReasons to Visit the Library

In my dream home, I have always imagined having a library.  I dream of a room filled with floor to ceiling bookshelves, big comfy chairs and even a fire place, a place where you can lose yourself in a book. … Continue reading

BooksParenting Books 101

For anyone who knows me, it’s no surprise to hear that I’m the biggest book lover. Ever. I love books. I love fiction, organization, self-improvement, parenting, sci-fi, relationships, whatever! When it comes to informational books such as parenting or relationship … Continue reading


I have a confession to make. I make fun of cheerleaders. Not all cheerleaders…just some. I was that sports girl, playing basketball, volleyball, softball, ran some track and I’d say to myself, “I’m going to try out for cheerleading as a … Continue reading

Daughters, Sisters, & FriendsFor My Daughters

I have been blessed with three little girls.  So basically my home is filled with lots of pink, drama and Barbies.  When I was pregnant with my third and found out the gender I was worried that my husband would … Continue reading

How To Make a Personalized Memory Game: Creating a Busy Box For Your Child Part 2

You remember the game, Memory, from childhood right? The one with a set of cards that has different pictures, each with a match, on one side and the same image or pattern on the opposite side. The idea is to … Continue reading

Potty Training Boot Camp

We as parents love when our child is potty trained, but not so much the training aspect of it. As a mom of five children, I have been asked what has worked for me. While I do not pretend to have … Continue reading

Every [Child] is Different

Earlier this week, L received her 3rd round of Botox Treatments on her right side, and so she has been a little weaker due to the recent treatment. I typically put her in her leg/ankle brace so she’ll have a little … Continue reading

Save Children With Special Needs

Last weekend my husband and I went to the movies and, prior to our featured film, we saw both the ad from Coke-a-Cola and an upcoming new movie to promote saving the chimpanzees.  Not to mention the inaccuracy regarding their … Continue reading

Child & BroomThe Lost Value of Work

Recently at my job, I’ve observed and participated in a few interesting conversations regarding work. There are quite a few fellow employees that think work is standing around at the front desk, talking to each other about the woes of … Continue reading

Preschool BlocksChoosing the right preschool doesn’t have to be a painful process

January is prime preschool hunting season. This time of year, when most schedules seem to settle down, parents of 2-5 year olds find themselves in a whole new flurry of running around. Winter is the time when most preschools hold … Continue reading

SoccerWhat Does a Sensory Diet have to do with ADHD and Autism?

Many children today are being diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Asperger, and Autism.  We sometimes focus on the behavior, but never really understand what causes the behavior. Some children have Sensory Integration Disorder and depending on the severity it can hinder … Continue reading

Ballet SlippersSomething’s Magical About the Theatre

Growing up I quickly discovered that I loved the stage.  Whether I was on it or in front of it, it called to my soul.  I would mentally move with every step of a dancer or an actor during a … Continue reading

Child ReadingHow to Teach Your Child to Read (with video demonstration)

I decided it was time to teach my oldest daughter to read.  I wanted her to be a confident reader before entering kindergarten.  I was pumped, I was ready and I thought where do I begin?!? Well, I guess that … Continue reading

Child with Mom Practicing Speech TherapyQuit Asking Questions – What?

Every week my son and I have a speech therapist come to my house and train me on how to help him learn how to speak. My son is almost 2 years old and is experiencing a speech delay. Of … Continue reading

School InclusionSchool Inclusion Is Important

When I sent my youngest child, and only daughter, off to school this year to start kindergarten I was terrified.  She, on the other hand, was utterly thrilled.  My daughter has Down syndrome, and up to this point she has … Continue reading

Rocket Math Sample TestMy Kids Learned Multiplication with Rocket Math

My son is particularly good in math, and was asked to accelerate by skipping third grade math and joining the fourth grade math class. He was mostly prepared except he did not have his multiplication facts memorized, he could figure … Continue reading

Teach Your Child to Read In 100 Easy Lessons BookTeaching your child to read

My sister-in-law gave me some great advice. One day we were talking about our kids and she told me that she teaches her children to read when they turn four. She uses the book “Teach Your Child to Read in … Continue reading